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Deep Pockets or Wise Investment? Tony Yayo Reveals 50 Cent Footed the Bill For High-Grossing ‘Final Lap Tour’

During a recent interview with VladTV, Tony Yayo, a longtime collaborator of 50 Cent, discussed how the hip-hop mogul paid for his recent “Final Lap Tour.”

The interview, published on Vlad’s YouTube channel on Feb. 13, showed Yayo saying 50 Cent covered expenses for the entire crew.

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(L-R) 50 Cent, photo via Instagram, @50cent/Tony Yayo, YouTube screenshot, Vlad TV

50 Cent Knows It Takes Money to Make Money

Despite not disclosing specific earnings, Yayo mentioned making six figures as a supporting act on the Queens rapper supposed final world tour, while emphasizing 50 Cent pulled in substantial earnings from merchandise sales. 

As Yayo told Vlad, his earnings from 50 Cent’s tour, which spanned more than 70 cities in more than 20 countries from July to December last year, was an all-expense paid gig that includes 50 Cent footing the bill for 300 staffers, set expenses, and more on The Final Lap Tour.

“Everybody’s coming there, of course, to work for 50, ’cause 50 cuts the budget. But when you think of everything that’s behind it, from production, road management, catering, dancers, f-ckin’ stewardess on the jet, pilots — everybody’s like one big team,” he explained. “And 50 pays for everything.”

VLad chimed in that he estimated the tour made made $100 million. But according to Billboard, 50 had the second highest-grossing rap tour of 2023. The tour raked in $35 million, with 445,000 tickets sold. 50 was bested only by Drake, who made $140.9 million, selling 528,000 tickets for 32 shows.

Yayo also noted 50 pulled in cash from concert merchandise.

“His merch is in the millions. He’s an icon,” Yayo said. “You can ask anyone. The people that ran the tour from Live Nation, they’ll tell you: ‘Your favorite rapper can’t do what 50 just did.’”

50 Cent’s “The Final Lap Tour” in 2023 was a celebration of the rapper’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” marking its 20th anniversary.

The tour impressively sold out venues around the world.

Yayo is the last member of Fif’s original G-Unit crew, having parted ways with The Game a long time ago, and in 2018 experiencing a public legal fallout with Young Buck before criticizing Lloyd Banks for seeming to not adapt with the times.

During the last stretch of his North American tour in New Jersey, 50 Cent took verbal shots at Buck and Banks, saying both men, who were pursuing solo careers and touring concurrently to the Final Tour, did not seem to measure up to his success.

In 2020, 50 expressed disinterest in the idea of a G-Unit biopic or series, preferring to “forget” about the rap clique, Complex reported.

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