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50 Cent (born Curtis James Jackson, 6.7.1975)
50 Cent is an American rapper whose albums Get Rich Or Die Tryin' and The Massacre have both achieved multi-platinum status.
Childhood: Curtis Jackson was born in the Queens suburb of New York to Sabrina Jackson, a drug dealer. She died when Curtis was 8, when he was sent to live with his grandparents. Despite a disadvantaged start in life, Curtis Jackson competed in the Junior Olympics as an amateur boxer in the mid-1980's. However, he began dealing drugs during the 1980's crack epidemic, aged 12.)Jackson was arrested in 1994 for selling cocaine to an undercover police officer. He was sentenced to three to nine years in prison but served only six months in an incarceration boot camp.
The nickname '50 Cent' was adopted as a metaphor for change. He took the name from a robber in the 1980s named Kelvin Martin, whose nickname was also 50 Cent.
In 2000, when he had quit dealing to pursue a music career, he was shot nine times.
Musical Career: 50 Cent started out rapping in a friend's basement. When he was introduced to Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC, Jay taught him to count bars, structure songs and record tracks.
Jay produced his first record, though it was never released. In 1999, though, best-selling producers Trackmasters became interested in 50 Cent and signed him to Columbia Records. They recorded 36 songs in two weeks, half of which became the unofficially released album Power of the Dollar (2000). The controversial song 'How To Rob' earned him a support slot on Nas' tour.
50 Cent was then picked up by US rapper Eminem, who introduced him to Dr Dre, (who went on to produce 50 Cent's music) and signed him to Interscope Records, after he heard 50 Cent's debut album, Guess Who's Back?
Helped by Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his next album, 50 Cent became on the best-selling rap artists in the world. A new track, 'Wanksta' was included on the soundtrack to Eminem's film, 8 Mile and he also signed to Chris Lighty's Violator Management and Sha Money XL's Money Management Group.
His first commercial album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' was released in 2003. The album debuted at number one in the Billboard 200 and sold 872,000 in the first four days alone.
Interscope Records granted 50 Cent license to set up his own label, G-Unit Records. G-Unit released tracks by Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck and later, rap veterans Mobb Deep. 50 Cent released his second commercial album in 2005. Entitled The Massacre, it sold 1.4 million copies in the first four days and again reached number one in the Billboard 200.
The third album by 50 Cent, Curtis was released in 2007. The album was said to be inspired by his life before becoming a famous rap artist. It debuted at number two in the Billboard 200 charts and his wealth was recognized by Forbes which placed him second behind Jay-Z in the rap industry.
Personal Life: 50 Cent has been involved in a well-publicised feud with rapper Ja Rule and his label Murder Inc. Records. Engaging in various 'disses' via the medium of their own mixtapes, 50 Cent claimed that the feud began when Ja Rule spotted 50 Cent with a man who had robbed him of his jewellery. Ja Rule, on the other hand, claimed that it stemmed from aa video shoot in Queens, because 50 Cent could not stand Ja Rule getting so much respect from the neighbourhood.
In 2005, 50 Cent went on to start a feud with G-Unit rapper The Game. He felt that The Game was disloyal for refusing to back G-Unit in their dispute with other rappers and was also trying to work with rappers that they were feuding with. 50 Cent dismissed the Game from G-Unit on Hot 97 radio. G-Unit attempted to enter the radio building and one of his associates was shot in the leg during the attempt. They eventually were reconciled, and many fans wondered if the whole debacle was a publicity stunt.
50 Cent now lives in Farrington, Connecticut in the former home of Mike Tyson. His son lives in Long Island with 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend. The Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut declared October 12 2007 "50 Cent Curtis Jackson Day."
A video emerges of 50 Cent punching a girl in the chest during a concert.
Fans can be grabby at concerts, that's just the way it goes. But for 50 Cent, it seemed the only appropriate course of action was to lash out at a female who had excitedly seized his hand at a concert in Maryland over the weekend.
50 Cent snapped at a 2016 charity benefit
50 Cent was performing alongside New York hip hop collective The Lox at Baltimore Soundstage on Saturday (April 8th 2017) when he decided to get a little fan interaction. According to a video obtained by TMZ, he reached out his hand and a woman grabbed it, throwing him off balance so that he was forced to jump off the stage.
Continue reading: 50 Cent Lashes Out At Excitable Female Fan In Baltimore
The ‘X Factor’ hopeful has found an ally in rapper 50 Cent.
Rapper 50 Cent has defended ‘X Factor’ contestant Honey G, whose act has been branded ‘racist’ by some viewers.
The 35-year-old, whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford, has become this year’s most controversial contestant, thanks to her take on a number of rap tracks.
But 50 has hit back at accusations that Honey G is ‘appropriating black culture’ or making a mockery of rap and hip hop, by saying that anyone who thinks the act is racist doesn't ‘know what racism really is’.
The 40 year old rapper did a brilliant send-up of noughties staple 'MTV Cribs' in an ad for the budget accommodation company.
Controversial rapper 50 Cent has made headlines for a positive reason, fronting an advertising campaign for budget accommodation company Hostelworld with an amusing video that parodies ‘MTV Cribs’.
Fiddy, real name Curtis Jackson, appears in the short video giving a tour of one of the Hostelworld locations in Barcelona, which was shot and edited as a parody version of the legendary noughties staple ‘MTV Cribs’ in which the rich and famous let cameras into their homes.
50 Cent performing in March 2016
Continue reading: 50 Cent Parodies 'MTV Cribs' In New Hostelworld Ad
The rapper was walking through Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky airport when he encountered 19 year old Andrew Farrell, who suffers from social anxiety.
Rapper 50 Cent has provoked outrage online after he posted a video online in which he poked fun at an airport janitor for being high on drugs, when in fact he suffers from severe social anxiety.
50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, posted a video to his Instagram – which he has since deleted – in which he can be heard insulting the cleaner at Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky airport, who is pushing a trolley as he walks past ignoring the rapper as he asks his name, taunting him for looking like he was “high”.
“Look at him, look at him, what kind of s*** do you think he took before he got to work today," Jackson says, pointing his phone camera at Farrell. "He is high as a motherf***** right here in the airport. Pupils dilated and everything. The new generation is f***ing crazy!”
The ‘Empire’ actress was appearing on 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen when she made the comments.
Rapper 50 Cent has hit back at former girlfriend Vivica A. Fox after she implied he was gay during an appearance on Andy Cohen’s 'Watch What Happens Live' on Sunday night (November 8th). In a series of Instagram posts the rapper slammed the actress with a variety of slurs as well as accusing her of having plastic surgery.
50 Cent has hit back at ex Vivica A. Fox after comments she made on ‘WWHL’ with Andy Cohen.
"Oh No!!!, Now she thinks I'm gay because I let her lick my Ass. LMAO. Wait,I didn't want her to,she forced me, my hands were tied. 50 shades of grey,” 50 (real name Curtis Jackson) wrote on Instagram.
Continue reading: 50 Cent Hits Back At Ex Vivica A. Fox After She Implies He's Gay
The rapper filed bankruptcy proceedings in July, but he looks to have plenty of cash lying around the house.
50 Cent has taken to Instagram to hit back at those who have been making fun of his recent money problems. The rapper has recently been the butt of many a joke by fellow artist Rick Ross since filling bankruptcy proceedings in July, however three months on 50 doesn't seem too strapped for cash anymore.
The rapper made the comments in a now deleted Instagram post.
50 Cent has an idea as to why ‘Empire’s’ second season ratings have dropped, blaming it on “too much gay stuff.” The rapper has been criticised after sharing a now deleted post on Instagram claiming that viewers were turning off from the show because of gay storylines.
50 Cent has shared his thoughts on why 'Empire’s' ratings have dropped.
According to The Huffington Post, 50 re-grammed another user on the photo sharing site, who had posted, ‘‘There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it? We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!’’
Continue reading: 50 Cent Thinks 'Empire's' Ratings Drop Is Due To "Too Much Gay Stuff"
The rapper, who filed for bankruptcy a couple of months ago, has posted a brief video showing a nearly-completed house somewhere in Africa.
He might be in the process of filing for bankruptcy in the wake of the massive fine he’s received for posting a sex tape online, but that doesn’t seem to have prevented 50 Cent from going ahead with a few other costly projects, revealing a new house in Africa.
The rapper posted a short video on Instagram on Saturday (September 5th) showing a rather palatial new property at an undisclosed location on the continent, writing in the caption: “My crib is almost finished in AFRICA. I'm gonna have the craziest House warming party ever.”
50 Cent has posted a short video of a new mansion he's having built in Africa
Continue reading: 50 Cent Shows Off New African Mansion On Instagram
Fiddy's bankruptcy court hearing detailed monthly outgoings of six figures, though the rapper denied he lives a lavish lifestyle.
50 Cent has revealed during his bankruptcy court hearing that his lifestyle incurs monthly expenses of $108,000, including $5,000 for gardening.
The Associated Press has reported that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy documents show that the rapper-turned-actor, real name Curtis Jackson, filed on Monday detail a huge array of expenses and back payments he owes to various people, including to his barber, personal stylist and fitness coach.
50 Cent has denied living a lavish lifestyle, despite court documents detailing monthly expenses of $108,000
Continue reading: 50 Cent Says Expenses Cost Him $108,000 Per Month
This sum will be added to the $5 million in damages that Fiddy has already been ordered to pay to Lastonia Leviston, whose sex tape he leaked online seven years ago.
Things don’t look like improving for 50 Cent any time soon. Just a couple of weeks after he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, he’s now been ordered to pay an extra $2 million in punitive damages to the woman whose sex tape he posted online.
The Associated Press reports that the rapper, real name Curtis Jackson III, will now have to pay a total of $7 million to Lastonia Leviston, the Floridian woman and ex-girlfriend of his rival Rick Ross, after he was found guilty of infringing her right to privacy by posting a sex tape of her without her consent in 2008.
James Renard, Jackson’s attorney, told People magazine in a statement on Friday (July 24th): “Although we appreciate the jury's service, we are disappointed in the result.”
Continue reading: 50 Cent Ordered To Pay Extra $2 Million To Sex Tape Victim
Date of birth
6th July, 1973
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