Controversial rapper 50 CENT is so paranoid about being the target of gun fire, he always ensures his son wears a bulletproof vest when they're together.

The IN DA CLUB star has taken the drastic measures to protect his son MARQUIS after an attempt on his own life in 2000, which resulted in the then drug dealer being shot nine times.

He says, "I love my boy. I got him a bulletproof vest too. I figure if I've got to wear one and he's with me, he's more important than I am."

01/10/2003 21:04