50 Cent Explains Origin Behind “Get The Strap”8 months ago by Amber Le in TV News
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has coined the term “get the strap” and it’s been in headlines and hashtags everywhere. It even got him in trouble with the police last month but of course, that did not stop hip hop’s king petty to continue using the three words. But one question has been lingering in the air, where did the epidemic of a phrase even come from?
In a recent interview, 50 Cent (Kanan Starks) and creative director of Power, Courtney Kemp sat down and explained the origin behind “get the strap.” When asked the history behind the catch phrase, the G-Unit rapper pointed at Kemp and simply told
“But they didn’t realize, that’s actually a line written by Courtney.”
Kemp then replied,
“I have been influenced,” as she looks at 50 then continues onto explain. “The point is for me to listen as a writer and really learn my character and go, what is it going to sound like? I mean, I’m only putting it on a page. He’s got to make it live, you know? But when he said that, it was funny, it was scary, it was all the things that you want from Kanan.”
Watch the interview below: