The Lakers Perform with 50 Cent on X Factor [Video]

The X factor is a reality series in which contestants prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence that it takes to win an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

In this years season finale, rapper 50 Cent was introduced by Lakers point guard Derek Fisher. 50 cent began his set by performing a track off his new mixtape, “Wait Until Tonight”.

The rapper transitioned from his mix-tape single, to his 2003 smash hit “In Da Club”. Laker players Matt Barnes, Steve Blake, and rookie Darius Morris walked out on stage. (As Lakers head coach Mike Brown calls him “The Rook” can even be seen dancing with the backup dancers.)

Watch the video below:

David Brickley is a columnist for and the host of Voice of the Nation, the most listened to Lakers podcast on the web. Find him on Twitter.