50 Cent and Snoop Dogg Perform at Motion Picture & Television Fund Benefit – Billboard
On Sunday, Sept. 11, eight days after winning their first Emmys for performing on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg performed at a much smaller, but a lot of good, event. They performed at the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) 16th Annual “Evening Before” Benefit Party in Century City, California. support the centenary charity.
MPTF Board Member Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson hosted a concert which also featured (besides him and Snoop) special guests Flo Rida, Jeremih, Lil Tjay, Mann, OT Genasis, Tony Yayo and Uncle Murda.
Jackson, Greg Berlanti and Pearlena Igbokwe also served as co-chairs for the event.
MPTF’s charitable programs and services include financial aid, care support, case management, and the famed Woodland Hills, California retirement home, home to many television and film veterans.
“Once again, the entertainment industry has heard our cry for help and responded with open hearts and incredible generosity,” MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher said in a statement. “We are extremely grateful to our co-hosts and especially 50 Cent and friends for their incredible musical performance, a first for us at an Evening Before event.”
The organizing committee for the 16th annual “Evening Before” consisted of Alex Borstein, Connie Britton, Rachel Brosnahan, Jennifer Coolidge, Billy Crudup, Kaitlyn Dever, Hannah Einbinder, Andrew Garfield, Lee Jung-Jae, Melanie Lynskey, Bob and Naomi Odenkirk, Himesh Patel, Christina Ricci and Mark Hampton, Adam and Naomi Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Tony Shalhoub, Martin Short, Sydney Sweeney, Hannah Waddingham, Henry Winkler and Stacey Winkler, and Bowen Yang.
Celebrities who attended this year’s event included 2022 Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, Alana Haim, Este Haim, Danielle Haim of Sister Haim Trio, Taron Egerton, Amanda Seyfried, Nicholas Braun, Yvette Nicole Brown, Stephen Colbert , Alexandra Daddario, Zoey Deutch, Jenna Dewan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cristo Fernández, Brett Goldstein, Park Hae-soo, Jon Hamm, Mariska Hargitay, Brendan Hunt, Janelle James, Toheeb Jimoh, HoYeon Jung, Mindy Kaling, Jake Lacy, Matthew Macfadyen, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Amy Poehler, Will Poulter, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, J. Smith-Cameron, Sarah Snook, Sebastian Stan, Ben Stiller, Jeremy Strong, Juno Temple, Kenan Thompson, John Turturro, Jeremy Allen White and more others.
The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent won three awards — including an Outstanding Variety Special (Live) — at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, September 3.
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Kenan Thompson, will air on Monday, September 12. It will stream live coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC. The show will be simulcast live on Peacock.
Penske Media Corporation (PMC), the parent company of Billboard, was a major sponsor of this year’s “Evening Before” event.