Rapper 50 Cent Gets Rare Senate Floor Shout Out

Apr 29, 2014 5:27pm

Hey all you senators in da club, do you know who 50 Cent is?

On the Senate floor today, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., referenced rapper 50 Cent, who became famous with hits like “In Da Club,” “P.I.M.P,” and “Candy Shop,” while talking about the need to increase the minimum wage. But the California Democrat was a little confused about whether 50 Cent was a single artist or a complete band.

“Eighteen increases in the minimum wage since 1956. Suppose the other side had taken that attitude, ‘Don’t raise it.’ Well it would still be I guess a buck an hour, 50 cent if you’re a kid.  Today 50 Cent is a singing group, right? Am I right about that?” Boxer said.

Boxer was talking on the Senate floor as part of Senate Democrats’ push to increase the minimum wage to $10.10.  The first test vote on the proposal is expected Wednesday.

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