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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 -- Congrats On Your SECOND Child ... At Least According to Cops

50 Cent
Congrats On SECOND Child At Least According to Cops

The woman accusing 50 Cent of domestic violence is NOT Shaniqua Tompkins -- the mother of the rapper's 16-year-old son -- it's ANOTHER baby mama, TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... cops say… READ MORE >

50 Cent DISSING Jay-Z? -- Says Rappers Shouldn't Be Sports Agents

50 Cent
DISSING Jay-Z? Says Rappers Shouldn't Be Sports Agents

Seems 50 Cent is trying to pick another fight with Jay-Z -- 'cause last night he told TMZ that rappers "should never" become sports agents ... EVER ... with one, small egocentric exception. Fiddy… READ MORE >

- 462 days ago
Erin Andrews -- Awkward 50 Cent Kiss Was My Fault!

Erin Andrews
Awkward 50 Cent Kiss Was My Fault!

Don't blame 50 Cent for the awkward encounter he had with Erin Andrews at the Daytona 500 last week  -- the hottest woman in sideline reporting says the blame lies squarely with her.During… READ MORE >

- 563 days ago
50 Cent and Erin Andrews -- Awkward Daytona 500 Kiss

50 Cent and Erin Andrews
Awkward Daytona 500 Kiss

Erin Andrews was caught completely off guard at the Daytona 500 today when she randomly bumped into 50 Cent ... and then proceeded to awkwardly dodge his attempt at a kiss.Andrews was working the… READ MORE >

- 569 days ago
TLC's 'Starter Wives' -- Network Pulled Plug ... 'Cause Ratings SUCKED

TLC's 'Starter Wives'
Network Pulled Plug ... 'Cause Ratings SUCKED

TLC's failed reality show "Starter Wives Confidential" -- featuring the exes of 50 Cent, Lamar Odom, DMX, and Funkmaster Flex -- was pulled off the air ONLY because the RATINGS SUCKED ... despite… READ MORE >

- 573 days ago
50 Cent -- I Didn't Hijack That Song You Don't Own!

50 Cent
I Didn't Hijack That Song You DO NOT Own!

50 Cent doesn't own the 1970s song he recently sampled -- but in court docs obtained by TMZ, he claims the guy suing him for copyright infringement doesn't own it either!As TMZ first reported, a… READ MORE >

- 681 days ago
Gunplay Attack -- Footage Shows 50 Cent's Crew Unleash Beatdown

Gunplay Attack
Footage Shows 50's Crew Unleash Beatdown

**WARNING -- THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**A video has surfaced showing rapper Gunplay getting his head slammed into a metal barricade outside the BET Awards Sunday night in Atlanta --… READ MORE >

- 713 days ago
Gunplay -- Rapper Says He Wants to KILL 50 Cent

Gunplay
Rapper Says He Wants to KILL 50 Cent

Gunplay says he absolutely DID NOT fire a gun at the BET Awards ... but claims he DID beat up a member of 50 Cent's entourage ... and says he wants to "kill" everyone in the G-Unit… READ MORE >

- 715 days ago
50 Cent -- Cool As a Cucumber Post BET Awards Brawl

50 Cent
Cool As a Cucumber Post BET Brawls

50 Cent wasn't too phased after attending the BET Hip Hop awards last night -- despite the 911 calls, alleged back-stage brawls and reported gun shots -- telling TMZ it was just a regular awards… READ MORE >

- 716 days ago
50 Cent Hospitalized After Car Accident with Big Rig

50 Cent
Hospitalized After Crash With Mack Truck

7:51 AM PT -- A rep for Curtis Jackson released a statement ... confirming 50 was in an accident early Tuesday morning. The rep adds, "He was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated… READ MORE >

- 812 days ago

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