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50 Cent


Rapper and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was born on July 6, 1975 in Queens, NY. His dad abandoned the family and his mom, Sabrina Jackson, was drug dealer. After she was murdered in 1984, Fiddy went to live with his grandmother, Beulah. At age 12, he went down the same path as his mom and began dealing drugs. He dropped out of high school and went to jail a few times. In 2000, he survived being shot nine times. Jackson recorded a couple of unreleased albums before signing with Eminem’s label and making a splash on the scene with his 2003 debut “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” He also starred in a movie of the same title. Jackson executive produces and stars in the Starz drama “Power” and launched his own record label, G-Unit Records, in 2003. He became the face of Vitamin Water in 2004 and made millions when the company was sold to Coca-Cola. He also has a partnership deal with EFFEN Vodka and became a licensed boxing promoter for The Money Team in 2012. Jackson has written the books “50 X 50: 50 Cent in His Own Words” and “Playground.” Despite being ranked #4 on Forbes’ list of wealthiest hip-hop artists in 2015, Jackson declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection and settled the following year. Fiddy has made it his mission to feed starving people in Africa and serves on the board of directors of his G-Unity Foundation, which provides grants to non-profits that help low-income and underserved communities. A Long Island house Jackson owned burned down in 2008. His ex, Shaniqua Tompkins, and their son, Marquise (born in 1996), lived there and escaped the blaze. He also has a son, Sire, with ex Daphne Joy. Jackson has been romantically linked to comedienne Chelsea Handler and actress Vivica A. Fox.

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50 Cent Calls Up Mike Tyson To Train Chris Brown

50 Cent
I'm Bringing In Mike Tyson ... To Help Chris Brown Beat the Crap Outta Soulja Boy

50 Cent is pulling some serious favors to ensure Chris Brown comes out with a 'W' if he and Soulja Boy square up ... calling none other than Mike Tyson to train CB. 50 posted the vid claiming… READ MORE >

50 Cent Boxes 11-Year-Old 'Son' ... Connects With Head Shots (VIDEO)

50 Cent
Boxes 11-Year-Old 'Son' Connects With Head Shots

50 Cent believes in tough love -- so he strapped on his boxing gloves and went toe-to-toe with the 11-year-old boy he's raising for a fighting lesson ... complete with some pretty stiff head… READ MORE >

- 158 days ago
50 Cent -- $14.5 Million from Lawyers He Accused of Sleek Audio Screw Job

50 Cent
$14.5 Mil from Lawyers He Accused Of Sleek Audio Screw Job

50 Cent just got a HUGE financial helping hand in his bankruptcy case -- his old lawyers will cough up $14.5 million after a sweet settlement deal. 50 had sued his team of attorneys for… READ MORE >

- 174 days ago
50 Cent -- I Saw Kanye's Breakdown Coming (VIDEO)

50 Cent
I Saw Kanye's Breakdown Coming

Kanye West dropped hints he was in a bad place before his emotional and mental meltdown ... at least according to 50 Cent. 50 came to 'Ye's defense on "Watch What Happens Live" Thursday night… READ MORE >

- 175 days ago
50 Cent -- I'm Not a P.I.M.P. for Your Wraps and Rims

50 Cent
I'm Not a P.I.M.P. For Your Wraps and Rims!!

50 Cent uses his image to plug a bunch of products -- vodka, headphones, etc -- but a few auto detailing companies used Fiddy, and he's pissed about it ... according to a new suit. 50's suing… READ MORE >

- 178 days ago
50 Cent -- Cops Called for Alleged 'Buck 50' Slashing Threat (PHOTO)

50 Cent
Cops Called for Alleged 'Buck 50' Slashing Threat

Sources close to 50 tell TMZ, "50 doesn't personally know him however he heard that he was assaulted, as a result of the vlad and Jimmy Henchmen interview that mentioned 50. Mafi personally… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
'Empire' Star Ta'Rhonda Jones -- 50 Cent Needs Hugs ... and a Shrink's Couch (TMZ LIVE VIDEO)

'Empire' Star
50 Cent Needs Hugs ... And a Shrink's Couch

Cookie's assistant on "Empire" proved she's got her back in real life too by taking a jab at 50 Cent's mental health ... on the heels of him trash talking Taraji P. Henson. Ta'Rhonda Jones,… READ MORE >

- 241 days ago
50 Cent -- Your Superhero's an Impostor ... We'll Stop Him in Court! (UPDATE)

50 Cent
Your Superhero's an Impostor ... We'll Stop Him in Court!

50 Cent's new superhero series might be dead before it even takes flight -- Starz is being threatened with a lawsuit if they don't shut down the production. JourStarr Publications fired off a… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
50 Cent -- Gets Prison Letter from Drug Lord ... Make My Life a Movie (PHOTOS)

50 Cent
Gets Prison Letter from Drug Lord ... Make My Life a Movie

50 Cent just got tapped by infamous drug lord Big Meech -- considered hip-hop's Pablo Escobar -- to make a movie about his life, and 50's got prison letters to prove it. The rapper… READ MORE >

- 275 days ago
50 Cent & The Game -- No Need for Beefing ... When Ladies Are Stripping (VIDEO)

50 Cent & The Game
No Need for Beefing When Chicks Are Stripping

It's official now ... you know 50 Cent and The Game's feud is really squashed when they come together over strippers. The longtime rivals were kicking it Monday night at Ace of Diamonds in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 297 days ago
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