50 Cent has handed out over $30,000 (£23,000) in tips to lucky Burger King employees in New York City.

The generous Candy Shop hitmaker teamed up with entrepreneur Jay Mazini to stop by the fast-food restaurant in his native Queens neighbourhood on Tuesday to converse with workers and tip them large amounts of cash.

"Jay Mazini is the real deal, he saw me in the hood yesterday so we went tonight and showed everybody some love," 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, wrote in a caption to video footage of the surprise visit that he posted on his Instagram account.

In the video, Jay is seen asking how the employees are doing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, telling them he is there to "show love to you guys" before doling out stacks of money in the drive-thru window.

50 then makes a surprise appearance in the footage, showing up with even more cash for the Burger King staff members.

Mazini is known for making regular shock tip stops around New York City, during which he offers workers lavish cash gifts. He also posted to his Instagram about the Burger King tipping extravaganza, writing: "it's good Karma at the end of the day!"