RodeoHouston 2024: 50 Cent Serves Risqué Performance at NRG

Written by on March 2, 2024

On Friday, March 1, 50 Cent brought a sexy, high-energy performance to RodeoHouston at the NRG Stadium. With 74,729 fans in attendance that night, just a few hundred tickets away from breaking the highest-attended RodeoHouston shows for a hip-hop headliner, the night was sure to be one to remember.

Born Curtis Jackson in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the career of 50 Cent has spanned from selling drugs in the streets to music, movies, TV, spirits and many more. He’s not only a highly successful performer, selling 30 million albums worldwide but also a business-savvy entrepreneur, establishing his own liquor company Sire Spirits. He now takes up residence in our very own city and has spent hundreds of thousands on bottles of wine at the annual Rodeo Uncorked! events.

Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

50 made the most of the stage by inviting two hypemen, two keyboardists, a drummer and a DJ spread out on high rises across the stage as well as surprise guests and back up dancers. The night started off with one of his biggest hits “P.I.M.P,” with 50 styling an off-white, two-button suit and black fedora. It was the first of many outfit changes of the night. Between the flawless dancers, the uncensored lyrics, and provocative dance moves, the family-friendly focused part of the evening had ended the second the lights turned down.

Regardless, hip-hop fans danced and swayed in the aisles, reciting the lyrics to 50’s hit songs, cowboy hats nodding along to the bass felt around the room. The night continued with “I Get Money,” from 2007’s Curtis leading into the banger, “Hate It or Love It” and “If I Can’t,” the first club track of the night. Following “Magic Stick,” the rotating stage stopped to allow his dancers to provide him and his hypemen a steamy lap dance.

Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The first guest of the night, Da Baby, wearing a black cowboy hat, cowhide vest, and silver necklace, joined 50 on stage for two songs, including “Shake Sumn“. The second guest star of the evening, Flo Rida was one of the most exciting highlights of the evening with iconic hits, “Low” and “My House” that defined the 2010’s. R&B singer Jeremih cranked up the vibe with “Down On Me.” The singer also played a special solo version of “Birthday Sex,” playing a baby grand piano while one of 50 Cent’s dancers grinded on top of the instrument, causing the cameras to cut away when it got to be too steamy.

As the night started to end, 50 performed a few more songs, sporting a Astros jersey and hat, before “Many Men,” when at one point, multiple jerseys were ripped from his body, leaving only a white tank top, the last outfit trick of the evening. And the night came to a close with “In Da Club,” the song that introduced 50 Cent to the world and is still sung by fans every birthday. The crowd singing along to every single word, before 50 finished up in the back of a pickup truck, sporting a feathered cowboy hat and a huge smile, leaving fans with the most memorable night of the rodeo season. Stay tuned for the rest of Coog Radio’s coverage of RodeoHouston!

  • Alina Velasquez

    I'm a Junior Graphic Design major at the University of Houston. I am also the Graphic Design Officer of BAMSA as well as a Photo Editor for Coog Radio. I enjoy art in all of its forms and love discovering new music. Photography and Design have been passions of mine for several years.

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