G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo opens up about the financial backing behind the global tour

Tony Yayo reveals how 50 Cent bankrolled the entire final lap tour

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Is Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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Tony Yayo, the G-Unit rapper known for his loyalty to 50 Cent, has finally spilled the beans on how the iconic rapper financed the massive Final Lap Tour that took the world by storm. In an exclusive interview with VladTV, Yayo shared behind-the-scenes insights into the tour's financial workings and the extraordinary support provided by his longtime collaborator.

The ultimate team effort

The Final Lap Tour, spanning over 70 cities across more than 20 countries from July to December last year, was a monumental undertaking. From production to road management, catering to dancers, and even the stewardess on the private jet, the entire team operated as one cohesive unit. And who footed the bill? None other than 50 Cent himself.

"Everybody’s coming there, of course, to work for 50, ’cause 50 cuts the budget," Yayo explained. "But when you think of everything that’s behind it, from production, road management, catering, dancers, fuckin’ stewardess on the jet, pilots — everybody’s like one big team. And 50 pays for everything."

Yayo's lucrative position

As the last remaining G-Unit member on good terms with 50 Cent, Tony Yayo reaped the benefits of their brotherhood. While he didn't disclose exact figures, Yayo confirmed that he made "six figures" as a supporting act on the tour. But the real money-spinner? 50 Cent's tour merchandise. According to Yayo, the mogul's merch sales reached the million-dollar mark.

"He’s an icon," Yayo asserted. "You can ask anyone. The people that ran the tour from Live Nation, they’ll tell you: ‘Your favorite rapper can’t do what 50 just did."

50 Cent's tour earnings

Although Yayo didn't delve into specifics, DJ Vlad speculated that 50 Cent likely grossed over $100 million in ticket sales alone. The tour's colossal success solidified 50 Cent's status as a global powerhouse.

In summary, Tony Yayo's loyalty to 50 Cent paid off handsomely. The Final Lap Tour wasn't just about music; it was a testament to teamwork, financial acumen, and the enduring bond between two hip-hop legends.

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