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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

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50 Cent & Dr. Dre Sued -- They Straight Pimped 'P.I.M.P.' From Me!

50 Cent & Dr. Dre Sued
They Straight Pimped 'P.I.M.P.' From Me!

50 Cent needs to pass some of his pimp juice to a producer who says "P.I.M.P." was jacked from him ... and he's looking for compensation. Brandon Parrott says he sent 10 tracks to Dr. Dre in… READ MORE >

50 Cent -- Makes House Call for Disabled Super Fan (PHOTO)

50 Cent
Makes House Call For Disabled Super Fan

50 Cent's not the cold-hearted prick he appears to be in that video with an autistic man -- so says a guy who got the best wedding present ever from him, weeks before the infamous airport… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
50 Cent -- Donates $100k to Autism Speaks

50 Cent
Donates $100k To Autism Speaks

50 Cent just went above and beyond to make good with the 19-year-old man he mocked on social media -- he's donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks ... TMZ has learned. Fiddy referred to the video… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Martin Shkreli -- Pissed About 50 Cent Bullying ... Donates $10k!!

Martin Shkreli
Pissed About 50 Cent Bullying ... DONATES $10k!!

Plot twist: hated pharma exec Martin Shkreli actually has a few good bones in his body. We've learned Shkreli donated $10,000 to Autism Speaks after contacting the family of Andrew Farrell, the… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
50 Cent -- Family Wants $10k For Autism Bullying

50 Cent
Family Wants $10k for Autism Bullying

The family of the autistic teen 50 Cent bullied still wants the rapper to open up his wallet, but this time it's for a good cause and far less cash ... the family's attorney tells TMZ.… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
50 Cent -- I Apologize for Mocking Autistic Man

50 Cent
I Apologize For Mocking Autistic Man

50 Cent's manning up and admitting his attempt to crack jokes on social media turned into an insult -- albeit unintentionally -- to a 19-year-old airport employee with autism. 50 says, "It was… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
50 Cent -- Autistic Airport Worker Lawyers Up ... Wants $1 Million For Bullying

50 Cent
Autistic Airport Worker Lawyers Up Wants $1 Mil For Bullying

50 Cent has new legal trouble after taunting a 19-year-old man who turned out to be autistic -- TMZ has learned his family is strongly considering a lawsuit. Andrew Farrell was just… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
50 Cent -- Never Too Broke For Strippers (PHOTOS)

50 Cent
Never Too Broke For Strippers

50 Cent may want to rethink his strategy for convincing the bankruptcy judge he's gonna pay off his creditors ... because making it rain at a strip club shakes judicial confidence. The mogul… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
50 Cent -- Let's Make a Deal ... A $23 Million One!

50 Cent
Let's Make a Deal ... A $23 Million One!

50 Cent has a plan to satisfy some of the creditors in his bankruptcy case -- and it involves him forking over $23 million. 50 and his lawyers submitted their plan to a bankruptcy judge, and… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
50 Cent Ripped by Judge for Funny Money in Bankruptcy Court

50 Cent
Ripped by Judge For Funny Money in Court

50 Cent's smartphone just got banned from bankruptcy court ... because the judge thinks he's using it to make a mockery of the case. The judge banned all electronic devices from the courtroom and… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago

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