April 15, 2011 21:57:00 GMT
Hip-hop mogul 50 Cent is sharing his entrepreneurial skills with his son Marquise and helping the teenager launch an online sneaker store.
50 Cent has built up a business empire encompassing the worlds of music, movies and fashion and now his 13-year-old kid is following in his father's footsteps.
The rapper tells Vibe magazine, "He's opening an online sneaker store. He has a passion for shoes like women do, but from a young male perspective. It's more like kicks (sneakers) he's crazy about."
And the "In Da Club" hitmaker is proud to see Marquise work for his money, because he is determined to teach his son the value of the dollar, "He'll say, 'Can you get me these?' I'm like, 'I'm not buying this kid no $400 sneakers.' They'll be done in two weeks regardless. And he'll put on a pair of $400 sneaks to play basketball, because he's basketball crazy. I remember when the most you could pay is like $125 for Jordans.
"The example of how I do things comes from my lifestyle when I was his age. I always make comparisons. When I was his age, I wish they would have gave (sic) me that much money to go shopping. It's a different time, obviously. I want to do things right for him, but I don't want to overdo it and ruin it."