Taco Bell Thinks 50 Cent Is Worth At Least As Much As One Of Their Bean Burritos

By: Maura / June 19, 2008

Bean-Burrito.jpgTaco Bell is asking 50 Cent to change his name for the good of the world, saying that if he takes one day to upgrade his nom de guerre to 79 Cent, 89 Cent, or 99 Cent and drop by one of their drive-thrus for a freestyle into the microphone they’ll comp the meals of anyone who happens to be in said location and donate $10,000 in his name to “the charity of his choice.” (Given recent events, you’d think that said charity would be a legal fund of some sort.) It’s too bad, however, that the Taco Bell president’s embarrassing riff on “change” (“We know that you adopted the name 50 Cent years ago as a metaphor for change. We at Taco Bell are also huge advocates for change.” Ha… ha? What?) didn’t include an invitation for Curtis to join the pantheon of musicians appearing in Taco Bell commercials that includes Young MC and a certain Man In Black.

Obviously, this Jingle was not produced by Rick Rubin.

50’s Name-Change Challenge! [OK]
1990’s 1992 Taco Bell Johnny Cash Commercial [YouTube]