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50 Cent wants to present Top Gear

We suppose when you've spent a lifetime bouncing around on massive hydraulic pimped-out motors, then you probably know a thing or two about cars.

And Top Gear may be heralding an unlikely saviour after Curtis James Jackson III - aka rapper 50 Cent - declared that he could 'save' the show, following the poor reception to the Chris Evans-led reboot which struggled before its main host decided to quit.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Fiddy said “I would love to work on Top Gear, I could save that show for sure, but it would cost them. There ain’t a car I haven’t owned over the years, my car collection is as good as anybody’s out there.”

He added, “Top Gear was one of the world’s iconic shows and it’s a shame it came to this. The show since the old team left has been unrecognisable and if it don’t get back to where it should be soon then it may never recover. It’s a show you know you can watch any country you are in."

Meanwhile, Rory Reid has also been describing the experience of filming his first series of the show, telling Redbull.com, “Well it’s been a very intense experience, way more involved than I ever thought any show could be. The level of scrutiny that the show is under has just been absolutely immense. The way I thought about it was like being a soldier parachuted into a war, and you have some people that are on your side, and some people that are not on your side, and then you have the rest of them who are just watching to see what happens anyway."

He added, “I was definitely surprised. I thought that we’d come in, do the job and then be judged according to the job that we did. It’s not just a TV show – it’s an institution. It’s like if the Wu-Tang Clan took over from One Direction. The fans of One Direction would be like, ‘What the hell are we watching, who are these people?' But even so, I was still very, very surprised at the level of hostility. There were special Twitter accounts that people set up to tweet negative shit about Top Gear. Part of you wants to say, ‘It’s just a TV show’, but then the other side of you has to think that these fans were really devoted to that show [under Jeremy Clarkson] and that it’s going to take a long time to get used to.”

If Fiddy gets the gig, we assume he'll be bringing Snoop and Dre in as consultants: watch the below for possibly the best use of cars in hip hop ever.

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