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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent (pronounced "fitty cent"), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, record producer, and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His album Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. Born in the South Jamaica of Queens, New York City, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. Jackson has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, Nas, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Cam'ron, Puff Daddy, Rick Ross, and former G-Unit members The

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Rick Ross -- No Retaliation For 50 Cent Diss -- He Doesn't Deserve A Response

Rick Ross
No Retaliation For 50 Cent Diss He Doesn't Deserve A Response

50 Cent may have been hoping to start a blood feud when he publicly insinuated Rick Ross and Diddy were gay lovers ... but sources close to Ross tell us there will be NO reprisals.Sources tell us… READ MORE >

50 Cent Retreats -- After Suggesting Diddy & Rick Ross Are Gay Lovers

50 Cent
Retreats After Suggesting Diddy & Rick Ross Are Gay Lovers

50 Cent raised the stakes in his beef with 3 rap heavyweights -- publicly insinuating Diddy, Rick Ross and former record exec Steve Stoute are gay together ... but he backed down minutes later.The… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
UFC Legend Ken Shamrock -- I'm a Bodyguard Now ... FOR 50 CENT!!

UFC Legend Ken Shamrock
I'm a Bodyguard Now ... For 50 Cent!!

50 Cent has SERIOUSLY upgraded his personal security team ... 'cause one of the guys watching his back is UFC Hall of Famer (and ex-WWE superstar) Ken Shamrock!!!! 49-year-old Shamrock was spotted… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
50 Cent's Baby Mama #1 -- He Hasn't Seen His Teenage Son in 2 Years

50 Cent's Baby Mama #1
He Hasn't Seen His Teenage Son in 2 Years

50 Cent's teenage son feels like he's been replaced by the rapper's new baby -- saying he hasn't seen his dad in nearly two years ... in fact, he didn't even know he had a half-brother… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
50 Cent -- Second Thoughts About Baby Boy ... Posts Photos, Then Deletes

50 Cent
Second Thoughts About Baby Boy Posts Photos, Then Deletes

11:40 AM PT -- Sources close to 50 Cent tell TMZ, he removed the photos from Instagram because he personally felt that posting the child's face online might compromise his safety.50 Cent thought… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
50 Cent Cops Plea Deal -- Domestic Violence Charged Dismissed

50 Cent
Cops Plea Deal Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed

50 Cent won't be going to jail after allegedly kicking his baby mama and destroying a bunch of her property during a blowout fight back in June -- TMZ has learned, he struck a plea deal to stay… READ MORE >

- 178 days ago
Rapper Young Buck -- Out Of Bankruptcy -- His Friends Get (Rhymes With Bucked)

Rapper Young Buck
Out Of Bankruptcy His Friends Get (Rhymes with Bucked)

Rapper Young Buck is a new man ... he's about to emerge from bankruptcy with a clean slate ... but creditor/good friend 50 Cent doesn't even get 50 cents.Get this ... 50 had loaned Buck $300k, and… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
50 Cent Lawsuit -- I LOST Because I'm Black

50 Cent Lawsuit
I LOST 'Cause I'm Black

50 Cent says he got SCREWED in court recently because the judge was a rap-hating RACIST ... and now he wants the allegedly bias ruling overturned ... this according to court docs. Earlier this… READ MORE >

- 249 days ago
50 Cent Domestic Violence Case -- Turn in Your Guns

50 Cent
Domestic Violence Case Turn in Your Guns

50 Cent has just pled not guilty to domestic violence charges -- after allegedly attacking his baby mama in her home in June -- but a judge still ordered him to stay the hell away from her ... and… READ MORE >

- 262 days ago
50 Cent -- NOT THE FATHER Of Baby #2 ... At Least On Birth Certificate

50 Cent
NOT THE FATHER Of Baby #2 ... At Least On Birth Cert

50 Cent didn't father a child with ex-GF Daphne Joy -- the woman he allegedly attacked during a domestic violence incident last month -- at least according to the child's birth certificate ... but… READ MORE >

- 285 days ago

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