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Say what you will about Pauly D, but you can't deny the Jersey Shore star has impressed at least one real showbiz bigwig: 50 Cent.

In this clip from Thursday's episode of The Pauly D Project, Pauly signs a record deal with the hip-hop mogul, and, yes, 50 himself makes an appearance.

Watch Pauly barely contain his excitement below.

Credit: Courtesy of MTV Photo: The Pauly D Project Sneak Peek: 50 Cent Guest Stars (VIDEO)

Catch the episode on Thursday, May 31  at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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