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Rick Ross wants 50 Cent to pose in front of Wingstop to open up sync talks

By | Published on Tuesday 11 August 2020

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Rick Ross conducted some slightly unusual sync licensing negotiations via a Billboard interview last week, saying that he’d clear his track ‘BMF’ for use in 50 Cent’s in-development TV series ‘Black Mafia Family’, but only if his fellow rapper did some social media promo for his other business ventures.

50 Cent’s latest TV production project is a drug trafficking drama inspired by the true story of the Flenory brothers and the US-wide drug distribution network they built, an enterprise that became known as the black mafia family. In his own recent chat with Billboard, 50 Cent admitted that he really wanted to include Rick Ross’s Flenory-referencing track ‘BMF’ in the programme.

Asked about that in the more recent Billboard interview, Ross said that he’d do a sync deal for ‘BMF’ if 50 Cent first posted to Instagram a picture of himself in front of one of the Wingstop restaurants that Ross operates, and with a bottle of the Belaire sparkling wine that Ross promotes.

“Tell him to take the picture with the Belaire bottle, hold it up and hold it up high”, he told Billboard. He’d then like the photo on 50 Cent’s Instagram profile and subsequently begin talks about providing that sync licence.

Of course, if Ross decides to have his rival rapper plug every business venture he’s involved in before completing that sync deal, we could be here sometime.