The calculus took place on Tuesday (Nov. 22) just outside the Toyota Center, home of the Rockets. Guests were treated to a Thanksgiving meal per vehicle, as well as turkeys, which were given on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Thanksgiving meal included food items donated by 50 Cent’s G-Unity Foundation, Kroger and Spec’s along with a ticket voucher to an upcoming Rockets home game. Supplies were limited to the first 1,000 vehicles, so only families in need were encouraged to pull up to the event.
“I just want them to have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy themselves, you know what I’m saying?” 50 told KPRC at the event. “I’m actually coming in here in fashion. My kids have worked here and put it together, so I have to catch up and put more work in so they don’t look at me like I got them out here first.”
50 Cent’s Thanksgiving giveaway is just one small part of the ongoing partnership between the Rockets, his G-Unity Foundation and the team’s Clutch City Foundation, which work together to help incorporate a wide range of community initiatives.
Ever since moving to Houston in January 2021, the G-Unit mogul has helped the city in various ways. He has already participated and donated to the NAACP Toy Drive, Houston’s Christmas Eve Super Feast, the Houston Symphony and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
“This event was amazing The g-unity foundation, Houston Rockets, hooks and specs,” 50 added on Instagram. “BOOM[.] Helping Houstonians have a Happy Thanksgiving.”
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, 50 Cent isn’t the only rapper participating in a turkey hunt. Last week, Lil Tjay and Ice Spice hosted a food giveaway for fans in their native Bronx, New York.
In video footage shared online, fans mobbed the young superstars as they gave turkeys to over 150 different local families and took pictures with guests.
“This shit looks active out here… We in the Bronx. Look, I’ve got a whole bunch of turkeys to give out. Police shit. My son Ice is [here]. If you’re not here, jump out,” Tjay said before taking aim at his opponents. “I know the sitters are mad that they can’t do this.”