August 29, 2008. If this report is true, rapper 50 Cent has a lot more to be worried about than some mixtape beef. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that Hollywood insiders feel that rapper 50 Cent is losing his appeal in the urban market.
According to the website Woooha.com, 50 Cent's new movie Righteous Kill -which also stars actors Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino - is trying their best to distance themselves from the platinum selling artist. Why?? Not because of his criminal past .... But because the filmmakers reportedly no longer believe that 50 is appealing to the urban market.
Here's the website's report:
The real reason the studio cut Curtis out of the campaign is because their research and exit poll information showed that 50 actually was not the urban or young demographic box office draw they were hoping for.
50 basically can’t draw in the core demographic that used to buy his albums by the millions. The box office let down of Get Rich or Die Tryin’ should have been a hint of things to come.
It’s no secret in the music world that 50 Cent has lost some mainstream appeal, but in the film world you don’t necessarily need multi-platinum albums to have a successful film career (Common, Mos Def, etc.) you just need to appeal to the urban demo. 50 clearly is losing that appeal.
This is AWFUL news for 50 if its true. Think about it ... his entire BRAND might be at stake ...