April 26, 2016


A Missouri Politician Used 50 Cent's Book to Stop a Sales Tax Bill

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Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images

50 Cent's book, The 50th Law, is a tome that details Fitty's rise to fame while doling out some advice and anecdotes for the ambitious reader. 

The book—which he cowrote with Robert Greene—was intended to inspire readers, but it looks like it's done more than that in Missouri: It's actually impacting the passing of certain bills and laws as demonstrated by what just went down in Jefferson City.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democratic senator in Missouri, succeeded in filibustering a sales tax proposal by picking up The 50th Law and reading from it for nearly an hour. The proposal presented to the Missouri Senate was one regarding the connection between the sales tax and law enforcement, and how the former would fund the latter. 

Chappelle-Nadal—who thinks that issues involving Missouri's law enforcement should be addressed before its funding is called into question, and referred to the way it handled protests following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson—opposed this financial practice, and was able to recite a hefty chunk of the 304-page volume before her goal was achieved.

Partying in the club, throwing wayward curve balls and effecting change: It's all in a day's work for 50 Cent, but here's to his self-help book's unexpected positive reach.

Now, let's watch this Fuse interview where Fif talks about filming a sequel to "How to Rob":

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