50 Cent will be paid $500,000 to perform in Las Vegas on Friday (01.05.15).

The 'In Da Club' hitmaker is reportedly set to receive the staggering sum for his show at nightclub Drai's, the evening before the hotly anticipated boxing match between Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will take place in the city, reports TMZ.com.

The 39-year-old rapper will also travel to Atlantic City later in the month for another $500,000 performance at Atlantic City's Pool After Dark nightclub, after brokering the deal with Effen Vodka.

50 has a lot riding on the fight - which will take place on Saturday night (02.05.15) and has been described as the fight of the 21st century - after wagering $1.6 million on a Mayweather victory.

The boxer's odds currently stand at 8/15 making him favourite to win and the rapper has full faith in his ability to defeat his opponent.

50 recently said: ''Champ (is) gonna smoke him. It's gonna look like it was pumped up for no reason.''