A hip hop loving 64-year-old has gone viral after impressing rapper 50 Cent with her dance moves at one of his British concerts.
Mary Jane Farquharson has been a super fan of the American rapper for 20 years and fulfilled a dream of seeing him at a gig in Birmingham on Tuesday.
However, while the Sainsbury’s worker had the time of her life, she was also turned into an online sensation after the musician, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, shared a video of her bopping to one of his songs.
In the video Ms Farquharson can be seen raising her hands to the beat, while the crowd at the Resorts World Arena around her sings the words to his 2007 hit Ayo Technology.
The man himself was suitably impressed, writing on X (formerly known as Twitter) that she was ‘the coolest person at my show tonight by far, she was rocking wit me’.
Mary Jane Farquharson (pictured centre) was hailed by 50 Cent as being the ‘coolest person’ atone of his concerts
Production crew for the rapper (pictured performing in Glasgow on November 9) filmed the 64-year-old at his gig in Birmingham on Tuesday
For Ms Farquharson, it meant a long-held ambition to see the rapper, who she calls her ‘idol’, had finally come true and the fame found afterwards is just the cherry on top.
The unlikely superfan revealed to the BBC she became enamoured with 50 Cent 20 years ago through her son, Ross, who played the New York rapper’s music in the house when he was a teenager.
Since then she has been a keen follower of the artist, watching his acting performances and reading his memoir in which he details his violent childhood and rise to fame, as well as a shooting that nearly killed him.
Her favourite song is his 2003 smash hit In da Club, which also acts as the ringtone on her phone.
Ms Farquharson said the concert itself was ‘brilliant’ and it was ‘out of this world’ she could cross it off her bucket list.
Earlier in the week she had excitedly been telling ‘flabbergasted’ customers at work she was going to take two days off to see the rapper at a gig.
She told BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester: ‘They couldn’t believe it, a white haired old woman – which I am not [old] – going to a 50 Cent concert.’
However, she has since shot to viral fame after members of 50 Cent’s crew videoed her dancing along, having been alerted to her presence by rapper Busta Rhymes who had played earlier as a support act.
She said: ‘I never expected to be filmed. This guy came under our seats and he was filming. I thought he was filming the back of the crowd, but obviously it was me.’
The next morning Ms Farquharson woke up to messages from her friends and neighbours informing her of her newfound fame after the rapper posted a video of her online.
‘I thought somebody was playing a prank on me to be perfectly honest because I am very proud to be called a 50 Cent fan,’ she said.
‘I had one gentleman tap me on the shoulder behind me [during the concert] and tell me I was awesome. I thought he was just being nice.’
Ms Farquharson is holding out hope she can meet her ‘idol’ (pictured here in Glasgow on November 9) as he continues his UK tour
She originally spotted by rapper Busta Rhymes (pictured here in Glasgow on November 9), who was performing as a support act before 50 Cent
She is now holding out hope she can meet her idol in the flesh, as he continues his Final Lap Tour which runs in Britain until November 21 before moving onto Australia and the Middle East.
The rapper originally shot to fame in 2003 with his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, with singles In da Club and If I Can’t hitting numbers 3 and 10 in the UK singles chart.
His 2005 follow-up album The Massacre spawned the single Candy Shop, which reached fourth in the UK singles chart.
Later singles included 2007s Ayo Techonology, which featured Justin Timberlake, and 2012s My Life, which featured Eminem. Both reached number two in the UK charts.
He has also featured as an actor in films such as the part-autobiographical Get Rich or Die Tryin’, comedy Spy and TV drama Power.