*50 Cent has gotten a taste of the boxing world, working alongside friend and champion bruiser Floyd Mayweather.

Now he’s getting into the business for himself. The rapper and entrepreneur founded TMT Productions, which is short of The Money Team, and has been licensed in New York.

According to reports, he’s in the process of obtaining clearance to promote in Nevada.

50 is hitting the ground running by possibly signing former featherweight title holder Yuri Gamboa and middleweight fighter, Andre Dirrell.

This doesn’t come so much as a surprise since Mayweather sort of warmed up the crowd when he dropped a hint that his friend could be getting into the industry soon.

“I think he’s going to be involved on the promotion side,” Mayweather said while promoting his fight against Miguel Cotto. “We may even put him out there, let him fight on pay-per-view one time. So we don’t really know what the future holds, but he is getting involved with boxing.”