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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 Never Signed Chris Brown Tour Deal, Couldn't Agree on Money

50 Cent
I Never Signed Chris Brown Tour Deal ... Promoter Couldn't Afford Me!

50 Cent's sudden absence from Chris Brown's tour promos is all about a huge money gap between 50's camp and the promoter behind Chris' tour .. TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the tour tell… READ MORE >

50 Cent's Son Denies Dissing Him, But Says Dad's Music Sucks (VIDEO + AUDIO)

50 Cent's Son
My Dad's Music Sucks! But I'm Not Dissing Him On New Track

50 Cent's son isn't shy about critiquing his father's music -- he says it SUCKS, but he also thinks everyone's getting the wrong idea about his own new track.  Marquise Jackson tells… READ MORE >

- 289 days ago
50 Cent's Taking 'Simpsons' Straight to the Bank

50 Cent
Still Getting Money ... Even from 'Simpsons'

50 Cent's got all his bankruptcy ducks in order -- making regular payments and still making lots of money ... with a little help from "The Simpsons." The rapper filed his November bank statement… READ MORE >

- 315 days ago
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 >

- 320 days ago
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 >

- 339 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 >

- 356 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 >

- 357 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 >

- 360 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 >

- 366 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 >

- 422 days ago
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