Rapper 50 Cent Crowned Reserve Grand Champion At Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition

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Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has been making the most of his recent move to Houston!

Fellow residents gave him a warm welcome, photoshopping him in front of spots like at Turkey Leg Hut, Buc-ee’s, H-E-B, the Downtown Aquarium, Willie G’s Seafood, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and even Whataburger.

On Saturday he took a deeper dive into the Houston social scene attending the 2021 Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction at NRG Center. Jackson had a good reason for being at the prestigious wine event – his champagne, Le Chemin Du Roi Brut, was awarded Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show from among 2,601 entries of the RodeoHouston wine competition judged in November 2020.

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“When they told me I won, I almost fainted,” Jackson was quoted on RodeoHouston’s Facebook page. “I was really excited. I’m very proud of this.”

The rapper’s wine caught a winning bid of $160,000 at the auction. Le Chemin du Roi Brut sells for about $160 per 750 ml bottle at retail.

Jackson also got into the spirit of things, bidding $175,000 for the Grand Champion Best of Show, Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus. But the winning bid was $200,000.

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Jackson made a big impact at the auction. He donated two packages (one 15-liter bottle of his champagne and dinner for 10 each) that went for $100,000 each. In total, counting his champagne’s winning bid, he raised $360,000 for RodeoHouston.

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