50 Cent Asked To Adopt Black Rhino

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October 11, 2010 | 2:15pm EST

A South African community group has issued a desperate plea to 50 Cent, asking the rap superstar to adopt a black rhinoceros to save the endangered species from poachers.
Members of eBlockwatch hope the In Da Club hitmaker will sympathise with the story of Phila, which has been shot nine times by illegal hunters, because of the rapper’s own troubled past, which saw him endure nine gunshot wounds during an incident in 2000.

And 50 Cent has been invited to become the “godfather” of the rhino.

Group spokesman Andre Snyman says, “We want to ask him if he wants to become the godfather of our rhino so that he can create awareness worldwide about rhino poaching.”

If 50 Cent accepts the offer, Phila will be renamed One Pound in the star’s honor.