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Born in the South Jamaica section of Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. He was raised by his grandparents after his father ran out and his mother was shot when he was only eight. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping. DJs had taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had even signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob" and he's been on a rampage ever since dealing with bootleggers, label back stabbing and other platinum selling artists trying to get at him physically. In 1999 his album Power of the Dollar, was heavily bootlegged and Trackmasters/Columbia never released it. Supposedly, Trackmasters weren't comfortable with him being caught up in the streets and getting shot three days before filming the video for "Thug Love," (with Destiny's Child) -- his first single. 50 was shot three times that night, two shots hitting him in the head, the bullet that struck his face he carries as a reminder of what happened. That event led to the fall out with Columbia and negotiating his release from their grasps. He still showed love and rhymed over a Trackmasters produced remix of "I'm Gonna Be Alright" on J-Lo's latest album, but rivals at Murder Inc. had 50 cut from the track which could have launched the rapper. This all changed in one night when Eminem said on a radio show that "50 Cent is definitely my favorite rapper right now, he's the only one keeping it real." The very next day a bidding war started on 50, ending when 50 signed to Eminem's very own label Shady/Aftermath. 50 Cent's fame has exploded, being produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem and finally making his debut album "Get rich or Die Tryin'." 50 has full access and advantage of the streets through mix-tapes; that's his forum because he controls it. 50 Cent is the most anticipated artist of 2003. It's well deserved because he's "been patiently waiting."  See full bio on IMDb »

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50 Cent -- Connecticut Mansion SOLD!!!! Becoming Old Folks Home

50 Cent
Connecticut Mansion SOLD!!!! Becoming Old Folks Home

50 Cent's massive estate in Farmington, Connecticut has finally found a buyer and they're planning on turning the sprawling 52-room home into an assisted living facility. TMZ has learned the home… READ MORE >

50 Cent -- My Creditors Are Trying to Make Me a Slave

50 Cent
My Creditors Are Trying to Make Me a Slave

50 Cent is lashing out at some of the creditors in his bankruptcy case, telling the judge they are trying to set the clock more than 150 years and gunning to make him their slave. Three of 50's… READ MORE >

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50 Cent -- I Still Have Millions, But Not That Many Anymore

50 Cent
I Still Have Millions ... But Not That Many Anymore

50 Cent is a financial shadow of his former self ... this according to new bankruptcy docs obtained by TMZ. The mogul claims in the legal docs his bank booty totals $7.4 million. Add to that his… READ MORE >

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50 Cent -- Meek Mill's Obit ... Is Hysterical!

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Meek Mill's Obit ... Is Hysterical!

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50 Cent to Meek Mill--Get Nicki Pregnant, 'Cause You're Career's Over

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Get Nicki Pregnant 'Cause Your Career's Over!

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- 323 days ago
50 Cent -- I Want a Reduction in My Sex Tape Judgment

50 Cent
I Want a Reduction in My Sex Tape Judgment

50 Cent says he's cashed strapped, so like any responsible bankrupted rapper he's asking a judge to radically reduce a judgment he's required to pay over a sex tape. 50 was slammed by a jury that… READ MORE >

- 333 days ago
Jason Derulo & Daphne Joy -- The Couple That Flies Together ... (VIDEO)

Jason Derulo & Daphne Joy
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Jason Derulo and new gf Daphne Joy are certainly comfortable with each other, walking as one through LAX. The two touched down on Saturday after a wild weekend celebrating the New Year in Miami.… READ MORE >

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Jason Derulo -- I'm Doin' It With 50 Cent's Baby Mama After All!

Jason Derulo
I'm Doin' It With 50 Cent's Baby Mama After All!

Jason Derulo and 50 Cent's Baby Mama Daphne Joy are totally a thing, despite her protestations to the contrary. TMZ broke the story last month -- the two met in the UK and had been hooking up --… READ MORE >

- 340 days ago
50 Cent Sues Rick Ross -- You Can't Rap Over My Song!!!

50 Cent Sues Rick Ross
You Can't Rap Over My Song!!!

50 Cent is suing Rick Ross for jacking "In Da Club" and rapping over it to promote his new album. 50 just filed a lawsuit in Connecticut ... in the docs he says his classic banger appears on… READ MORE >

- 348 days ago
50 Cent's Baby Mama Daphne Joy -- A Rear Beauty (PHOTOS)

50 Cent's Baby Mama
A Rear Beauty

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