Rapper 50 CENT is feeling the need for speed - he's signed up for this year's (04) Gumball 3000 car rally.

The hip-hop star - real name CURTIS JACKSON - will take part in the high speed car chase, which runs from Paris to Cannes, France, taking in the Pyrenees mountain range, Madrid and Barcelona in Spain and Marrakech, Morocco on its 4,800 kilometre (3,000 mile) route.

The event, which begins on the 4 May (04) and will be filmed for a TV documentary, has previously been undertaken by celebrities including actor Jason Priestley.

04/02/2004 09:12