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Shot Nine Times T Shirt

Shot Nine Times T Shirt

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A cheeky take on the infamous line by gangster rapper 50 Cent?

Curtis Jackson was shot nine times: in the hand (a round hit his right thumb and came out of his little finger), arm, hip, both legs, chest, and left cheek. The face wound resulted in a swollen tongue, the loss of a wisdom tooth, and a small slur in his voice. I've played paintball a few times, gotten shot several hundred times and neither have I got a speech impediment nor did it make me a famous rapper, some people are just born lucky eh?

Personally, I prefer the story of the original 50 Cent, Kelvin Darnell Martin, from whom Curtis Jackson borrowed the name. Martin, known to the underworld as 50 Cent, was an African American criminal from New York and was known as a stick-up kid in a Public Housing Project in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Throughout the 1980s, Martin became a well-known robber who claimed his success through the robbery and murder of local hustlers. Standing at just 5'2" and weighing only 120 pounds, Martin once robbed LL Cool J's chain in a parking lot in Brooklyn.
He was known as '50 Cent' due to his reputation of being prepared to rob anyone, regardless of how much money they were carrying at the time.

Friends estimate that, throughout his life, Martin had sustained about 24 bullet wounds and murdered at least 30 people. Ultimately, gunshot wounds were his cause of death. He was shot on October 20, 1987 on the stairway of his girlfriend's project building, dying in Kings County Hospital four days later.

Perhaps the t shirt should say "Shot 24 Times'....

* The T shirt itself is a really nice bright white colour, great fitted style, high quality ring spun super-soft fabric. Very limited edition, only 50 will be printed.

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