TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

50 Cent

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

LATEST STORIES
  
Floyd Mayweather's Dad -- 50 CENT SHOULD FIGHT MY SON ... That Would End the Feud

Mayweather's Dad:
50 CENT SHOULD FIGHT MY SON That Would End the Feud

Floyd Mayweather Sr. is sick and tired of 50 Cent cracking jokes at his son's expense -- and says the real laughs would come if the two ever fought ... because Floyd would kick 50's WHOLE… READ MORE >

Bob Costas -- Disses 50 Cent ... Seriously

Bob Costas
Disses 50 Cent ... Seriously

Bob Costas' street cred is at an all-time high ... 'cause the guy just talked some serious smack about 50 Cent. Check it out -- we were talking to Bob about the fact he got a "do-over" after… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
50 Cent to Mayweather -- DON'T HATE ME ... Hate Nelly!

50 Cent to Mayweather:
DON'T HATE ME ... Hate Nelly!

50 Cent has a message for Floyd Mayweather -- YOU SHOULD HATE NELLY'S GUTS ... claiming the rapper banged TWO of Floyd's chicks. 50 just posted a video online -- saying he heard that Floyd… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
50 Cent -- Caught Up in Mall Fight ... Bodyguard Under Criminal Investigation

50 Cent
Caught Up in Mall Fight Bodyguard Under Criminal Investigation

50 Cent's bodyguard allegedly attacked a man and his son in a shopping mall -- a man who was trying to film the rapper -- and now cops are conducting a criminal investigation.Law enforcement… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Chrissy Teigen -- Better Arm Than 50 Cent

Chrissy Teigen
Better Arm Than 50 Cent

We're not tryin' to start beef ... it's just a statement of fact -- supermodel Chrissy Teigen has a better arm than 50 Cent and the proof is in the video. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
50 Cent -- Trolls Floyd Mayweather ... Nelly Stole Your Chick!!

50 Cent
Trolls Floyd Mayweather Nelly Stole Your Chick!!

50 Cent is talkin' some SERIOUS SMACK to Floyd Mayweather ... harassing the boxer over the fact Nelly is dating Floyd's ex-GF ... and claiming the rapper "really took your lady."For the record, 50… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
50 Cent -- Loses $1 Million Boxing Bet to Rapper Webbie ... Says Webbie

50 Cent
Loses $1 Million Boxing Bet To Webbie ... Says Webbie

Rapper Webbie is publicly shaming 50 Cent for failing to pay up after losing a million-dollar bet on a big time boxing match last weekend ... and now he wants his cash money! Webbie was in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
50 Cent to Slowbucks -- Hey Liar, I Never Stole Your Damn Chain

50 Cent to Slowbucks
Hey Liar, I Never Stole Your Damn Chain

Slowbucks is a dirty liar for accusing 50 Cent of masterminding a plot to attack him and stealing his bling ... so says 50 Cent himself.50 just went on a preemptive tirade against Slowbucks saying… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
Johnny Manziel -- Prepping To Throw 1st Pitch ... I Don't Wanna Pull a '50 Cent'

Johnny Manziel
Prepping To Throw 1st Pitch I Don't Wanna Pull a '50 Cent'

8:00 PM PT -- No throwin' for Johnny ... officials canceled the 1st pitch due to the rain delay. Sucks. Johnny Manziel is currently warming up his arm to throw out the first pitch at the Cleveland… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
50 Cent Threw STRIKES ... Before Disastrous First Pitch

50 Cent
THREW STRIKES Before Disastrous First Pitch

Here it is ... PROOF ... that 50 Cent's arm isn't as terrible as it seemed during his legendarily awful first pitch at Tuesday's Mets game. Just before he took the mound at Citi Field and… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago

Around The Web