50 Cent Mocks Floyd Mayweather, Eminem and More in Memes Mimicking Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad
Nike's new campaign starring NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, aside from being a noteworthy corporate endorsement of Kaepernick's protests against discriminatory policing, was bound to inspire memes. 50 Cent posted on Instagram today (Sept. 5) a few of his own starring Kanye West, Eminem and Floyd Mayweather.
The images feature close-up black-and-white portraits covered in white serif text a la Nike's original advertisement. The first meme, featuring Yeezy, riffs on the rapper, producer and designer's infamous comments to TMZ with the phrase, "Slavery was a choice."
"Yeezy be saying some bullshit but he still ours meaning Hip Hop," Curtis captioned the post. "I like this too not what he says, but what he is."
50's next meme depicts Slim Shady with text miming Nike's original text, "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." In this case, the phrase printed over Eminem's face—"Believe in restoring the game. Even if it means destroying all the players"—references the rapper's antagonism toward contemporary artists, many of whom were dissed on his latest album Kamikaze.
The Power actor's final entry to the form features boxer and recurring rival Floyd Mayweather with text reading, "Ufbdbdjdndndkxnx dj'n shhsbdjd." In the caption, 50 Cent wrote, "Champ must have done this one himself. LOL."
Floyd Mayweather didn't let that fly, posting his own version of the meme with a photo of 50. The text over his face reads, "When I have a herpes flare up, my boyfriend always says don't worry get the strap!" Evidently, 50 wasn't too bothered by that one.
The G-Unit general wasn't the only artist with thoughts on Nike's campaign. You can read a round-up of reactions here. View 50 Cent's memes below.
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