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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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Jason Derulo -- I'm Bangin' 50 Cent's Baby Mama

Jason Derulo
I'm Bangin' 50 Cent's Baby Mama

Jason Derulo's got a new girl ... and she's 50 Cent's baby mama.  Sources close to Jason tell TMZ the singer met Daphne Joy, a model and fashion designer, a few weeks ago when he was in the… READ MORE >

Derek Jeter -- Lawsuit Is B.S. ... 50 Isn't Too Black for Undies Company

Derek Jeter
Lawsuit Is B.S. ... 50 Isn't Too Black for Undies Co.

Derek Jeter is shooting down the allegation he backed out of an underwear deal because he thought 50 Cent would make the company "too urban." READ MORE >

- 222 days ago
50 Cent -- Blasts Derek Jeter ... 'Guess I'm Not a Yankees Fan Anymore'

50 Cent
Blasts Derek Jeter 'Guess I'm Not a Yankees Fan Anymore'

50 Cent says he's DONE being a Yankees fan -- and it's all because Derek Jeter allegedly tried to block him from an male underwear deal because he's too "urban." TMZ Sports broke the story ... the… READ MORE >

- 223 days ago
Derek Jeter Sued -- 50 Cent Too Black for My Underwear Line

Derek Jeter Sued
50 Cent Too Black for My Underwear Line

Derek Jeter allegedly backed out of a deal to promote a fancy male underwear line ... all because he felt 50 Cent would make the company too "urban" for his taste ... so says a lawsuit obtained by… READ MORE >

- 223 days ago
50 Cent -- It Ain't Cheap Getting This Jacked

50 Cent
It Ain't Cheap To Get This Jacked

Now we know how 50 Cent keeps his body so swoll -- he drops a fortune to keep a trainer by his side nearly 24/7. In fact, according to docs filed in his bankruptcy case obtained by TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 228 days ago
Soulja Boy to Vivica A. Fox -- Leave Me Out of Your 50 Cent Beef! But Apology Accepted

Soulja Boy to Vivica
Leave Me Out of Your 50 Cent Beef! But Apology Accepted

Soulja Boy says Vivica A. Fox went too far when she dragged his name into her attack on her ex-BF 50 Cent on "Watch What Happens: Live," but he's going to let bygones be bygones. Soulja tells… READ MORE >

- 232 days ago
Vivica A. Fox -- Goes to War with 50 Cent Over 'Gay Stuff' (VIDEO)

Vivica A. Fox
At War with 50 Cent Over 'Gay Stuff'

Vivica A. Fox fired the first shot at 50 Cent, and now he's launching missiles back at her -- after Vivica hinted he has issues with "gay stuff." Vivica, who's guest starring on… READ MORE >

- 232 days ago
50 Cent -- I'm No Homophobe ... I Just Hate 'Empire'

50 Cent
I'm No Homophobe ... I Just Hate 'Empire'

50 Cent just learned why it's important to get the full story ... after he shared a homophobic post about "Empire" ... but he didn't read the whole thing.  A rep for 50 tells TMZ… READ MORE >

- 267 days ago
50 Cent -- Takes a Vodka Shot ... At Diddy (VIDEO)

50 Cent
Takes a Vodka Shot ... At Diddy

50 Cent shamed Puffy Saturday with a show of extreme vodka support ... at least that's what 50 says. The empresario posted video of huge lines outside a liquor store in Temple Hills, Maryland… READ MORE >

- 268 days ago
Boxing Star to 50 Cent -- YOU FAILED ME ... Let Me Out of My Damn Contract

Boxing Star to 50 Cent
YOU FAILED ME Lemme Outta My Damn Contract

Another huge blow to 50 Cent's boxing promotion company -- because the organization's biggest boxing star, Yuriorkis Gamboa, officially wants out ... TMZ Sports has learned.   READ MORE >

- 272 days ago

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