Hundreds of soldiers and family members lined up for autographs and photos with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on Friday. The line of more than 1,000 fans wound into the Clear Creek Main Exchange parking lot by the time Jackson arrived.

Tharethia Teague was the second fan in line, having arrived more than five hours before Jackson was scheduled to appear. Teague purchased a bottle of Jackson’s line of Effen vodka to be autographed for her husband, Gregory Teague, who recently retired after 31 years of military service.

While Jackson was in the area to promote his vodka line, he also spent a great deal of time with soldiers and family members, showing his support for their service.

Before the autograph event, Jackson visited with soldiers at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Once at the Exchange, he stayed to sign bottles, pictures, books and magazines, and take photos with every fan who had waited in line to meet him.

While standing in line, fans of all ages talked about Jackson’s music, and their favorite songs. Many guests in line were surprised, and thankful, he was going to stay until the last person had their autograph.

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