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Rapper 50 Cent has found a way to make money after a blizzard on Monday (27Dec10) - he's shovelling snow from his neighbours' driveways.

The hip-hop star's Connecticut home was buried under thick snow after wintry weather hit America's East Coast but he's making the most of the adverse conditions, charging $100 to clear sidewalks in the area.

And 50 Cent proved he's serious about his new business after posting photos of himself hard at work with a shovel on Twitter.com.

In a series of posts on his page, he writes: "I'm going out to shovel snow and see if I can make me a few extra dollars today. I'm charging more if they want to take pictures.

"I want a hundred dollars per house. I bet anybody I'll make a grand moving snow today. I want a hundred dollars if your (sic) stuck. Ill get you out."