As much as we may bemoan the money hungry and violent subtext of modern hip hop, this kind of eccentricity may very well have saved rapper 50 Cent's life after he was rear ended in his bulletproof SUV earlier this week.
As unconventional as it may seem to the humble reader, moving around with this type of security has become a standard for the 'In Da Club' MC and he may be all the better off as a result of this overcompensating. The kitted out 4X4 is being credited by the rapper for saving him from serious injury after his car accident on Tuesday morning, with the rapper escaping the incident with only minor injuries.
Speaking to MTV News, the rapper said that he was riding down the Long Island Expressway before the truck driver behind him " lost control of the vehicle. because his load shifted." The G-Unit Ceo went on to explain that the driver of the colliding truck " tried to brake, his load shifted, and he lost control and he ran into the back of the truck. It did more damage to the MACk Truck than it did to my truck, 'cause I got a level six; it's a bulletproof vehicle. It's the same standard as what they're moving Obama around in."
So good news for 50 and for President Obama then.