New Houstonian 50 Cent wins big in rodeo's International Wine Competition

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Welcome to Houston, 50!

Famous rapper, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, is certainly making his way around the Houston area just a few days after he announced his recent move to the city.

"I love NY, but I live in Houston now. I'll explain later," he wrote in a tweet last week.

Several fans have already reported running into 50, and they have the selfies to prove it.




That's not the only thing he's been doing around town.

On Saturday, the rapper turned businessman was crowned the Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show in the 2021 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition for his Le Chemin du Roi, Champagne AOC, NV.

"When they told me I won, I almost fainted. I was really excited," said Jackson. "I am very proud of this."

According to Rodeo officials, Demetra and Frank Jones and Leticia and Stephen Trauber purchased 50's wine for a whopping $160,000.



"They told me everybody who's somebody in Houston is at the @rodeohouston," 50 wrote on Instagram. "I won reserve grand champion best in show."





For his first outing, 50 did well.

But it was also worth noting who took home the top honors.

Alexander Valley Vineyards was crowned the Grand Champion Best of Show for its wine that sold for $200,000. It was purchased by Lisa Blackwood, Randa and Ray Gilliam, Julie and Alan Kent, and Kristina and Paul Somerville.

Alexander Valley Vineyards is four-time winner at the rodeo's wine competition.

Rodeo officials said this year's competition drew over 2,600 entries from 18 different countries, including Argentina, France, Italy and Spain.

Jackson was recently welcomed to the city with a series of laughable photoshopped memes made by Houston residents which appeared to place him at different landmarks around town.





Back in 2020, Jackson was visiting the Bayou City to promote his champagne, Le Chemin du Roi.

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