Curtis Jackson - better known as 50 Cent - became the aggressive bad boy rapper he is today when his mother was tragically and brutally murdered. The rapper lost his bisexual mother when he was eight-years-old, to be brought up by his grandparents in Queens, New York. 

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50 Cent explained the murder, saying: "Someone put something in her drink and turned the gas on. After that, every time something went wrong I'd think, 'If my mother was here it wouldn't be like that.'"

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The 27-year-old rap star remembers that his mother was in a relationship with a woman before her death at the age of 23. He explained the relationship by saying: "She used to like women. I think she had a girlfriend when I was eight years old. She was really, really aggressive, really manly, really tough."