Saturday, May 03, 2008

50 Cent Meets Mandela.

Rap star 50 Cent has enjoyed an intimate chat with former South African president Nelson Mandela in his Johannesburg home.

The star, real name Curtis Jackson, is currently touring South Africa and Tanzania with G-Unit, and was lucky enough to be granted a meeting with the revered former politician at his armed security-surrounded home earlier this week (begs28Apr08), reports Mtv News.
Jackson and nine others, including crew from Mtv who are filming the trip, were invited into Mandela's living room, where he was reading the paper. The pair chatted in front of the cameras, before talking in private.

Earlier the same day, Jackson visited the Hector Pieterson Memorial museum in Soweto to meet Mandela's grandson, who gave the star a lesson on Apartheid and its effect on South Africa.

The documentary will be shown through Mtv later this month (May08).