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Thursday
Jul042013

Rapper 50 Cent Accused of Domestic Violence Against Ex-Girlfriend

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Rapper 50 Cent is being accused of kicking the mother of his child and trashing her place, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The confrontation happened last month at her condo in Los Angeles. The L.A. City Attorney's office says the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, got in a fight with his ex-girlfriend, when she went to hide in the bedroom. He allegedly kicked down the door, kicked her and smashed chandeliers, furniture and a television. Jackson then left the condo before police arrived.

Jackson faces five misdemeanor charges and up to five years in jail. He's due in court on July 22nd.

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Tuesday
Jun262012

50 Cent Recovering from Serious Car Accident

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rapper 50 Cent was involved in a major car accident when his bulletproof SUV was rear-ended by a Mack truck, the rapper's website Thisis50.com reports.

Fiddy's car was driving down the Long Island Expressway in Queens early Tuesday morning when the collision occurred, nearly flipping his SUV.  According to the rapper's website, police say the driver of 50's truck lost control of the vehicle after being rear-ended.

A spokesperson for the rapper confirmed the accident to ABC News, saying, "Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson was involved in a car accident in New York early Tuesday morning. He was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries. He was released this morning and is doing fine.”

The unidentified driver was also taken to the hospital, still there is no word on his condition.

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Saturday
Feb252012

50 Cent Helps UN in Africa

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- We’re used to seeing Bono or Angelina on humanitarian trips to Africa, but 50 Cent?

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, recently became a large, and unlikely, donor to the United Nations’ World Food Program, and joined U.N. officials on a trip to Somalia.

“This is exciting,” he said. “I mean, according to the (security) briefing, it’s pretty dangerous, but I told him, ‘we don’t get briefings in the environment that I come from, and it can be pretty dangerous there also.’”

 This is the man who was famously shot nine times—as dramatized in the movie, Get Rich or Die Tryin’—and went from being a crack dealer to No. 2 on Forbes list of richest black entertainers and raps about bedding women and drinking champagne.

Now he volunteers to help in one of the most lawless and dangerous places on Earth. 50 Cent also launched a new line of energy drinks, called Street King, in which 10 cents of every bottle sold will go toward feeding children all over the world.

As we flew into Somalia with the rapper, it became clear that this was, in essence, a mogul’s midlife crisis.

“I want to be more, not just an artist, but as a person,” 50 Cent said. “My legacy, what’s left behind, I don’t want to be a guy who’s just remembered for writing a few decent songs.”

After landing, we were quickly loaded into a convoy, led by a truck full of armed men, and were taken to a refugee camp, filled with women and children, many of whom had walked for weeks to escape the drought and war.

As 50 Cent watched babies’ arms be measured so medical professionals could see the extent of their malnourishment, the rapper, who sold drugs at age 12 on the mean streets of South Queens, never knew his father, and whose mother, a drug dealer, was murdered when he was a child, was at an utter loss for words.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

While his book, The 50th Law, and often violent rap lyrics talk about being tough in a cold, hard world, 50 Cent doesn’t drink or smoke, he meditates with Deepak Chopra, he owned a 4 lb dog named Oprah that he liked to dress up and lives in a mansion alone in Connecticut.

And now “the Hip-Hop Bono,” as his manager called him, is in Africa helping children.

“This is the next chapter in my life,” 50 Cent said of the Somalia trip. “I don’t care if my audience is prepared to move forward with me, they may not necessarily be growing at the same pace. Some of them will understand it and other will turn their nose up at it, but who cares?”

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Tuesday
Jun212011

50 Cent Writing Novel About Bullying

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- 50 Cent will address the issue of bullying in a new book he's writing. The young adult novel Playground will focus on a 13-year-old bully who "finds redemption as he faces what he's done," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fiddy said in a statement, "I drew on events from my own childhood and adolescence, but was excited to see the story take on its own life. This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers."

Playground will be published by Razorbill and is due out next January. 50 Cent previously co-wrote the autobiography From Pieces to Weight and the self-help book The 50th Law.

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Friday
Apr152011

50 Cent Hoping to Team Up with Jersey Shore DJ

Frazer Harrison/Getty Image(LOS ANGELES) -- As if getting his own show and receiving $100,000 per episode for the fourth season of Jersey Shore isn't enough for Pauly "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio, now 50 Cent wants to sign him. TMZ reports the rapper "desperately" wants to ink a three-album deal and a merchandising agreement with the in-demand club DJ.

Over the years, 50 Cent has made millions on a series of lucrative endorsement deals, hawking everything from high-end headphones to Vitamin Water, and the gossip site reports Fiddy wants to set up similar deals with Pauly D. TMZ reports the rapper is hoping to sign his new G-Unit client before Pauly flies to Italy to shoot Jersey Shore season 4.

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Monday
Mar142011

Rapper 50 Cent Jokes About 'Hoes' After Japan Earthquake

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- While many celebrities sent prayers and dollars to Japan in the wake of Friday's deadly earthquake and tsunami and urged their fans to do the same, one responded to the crisis by cracking a couple of ill-advised jokes.

"Wave will hit 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing," rapper 50 Cent tweeted Friday morning. That afternoon, 50 (real name: Curtis Jackson) added, "Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe's from LA, Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol."

The rapper seemed to come to his senses minutes later, writing, "Nah this is nuts but what can anyone do about it. Let's pray for anyone who has lost someone." He then compared the natural disaster to a movie and said that "hate it or love it...some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value."

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Monday
Feb212011

50 Cent Lands Another Acting Role

Photo Courtesy - G-Unit/Interscope Records(NEW YORK) -- 50 Cent has just landed yet another acting role, according to Variety.

In the film, a crime drama called Freelancers, he'll play the son of a murdered New York City cop who joins the force himself, and then finds himself on a team of "rogue" policemen.  According to Variety, the movie will likely be directed by Jessy Terrero, who worked with the rapper on videos like "Candy Shop."

Since making his acting debut in 2005's semi-autobiographical Get Rich or Die Tryin', 50 Cent has appeared in about eight movies and has about three or four more in post-production.

He's also expected to release a new album, Black Magic, at some point later this year.´╗┐

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