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Osbourne 'coined 50 Cent nickname'

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50 Cent has revealed that X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne is responsible for his nickname "Fiddy".

Osbourne first used the name at the Black Entertainment Television Awards in 2004.

The 'In Da Club' singer - real name Curtis Jackson - said: "My name was 50 Cent until [she] said 'Fiddy' at the BET Awards and then it changed."

He added: "After that it was either/or depending on how people feel."

Fiddy is currently at number one in the European album chart, beating rap rival Kanye West to the top spot.

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