50 cent or Curtis James Jackson III in real life was born in the South Jamaica neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens on July 6, 1975. He was raised by his mother, Sabrina who was said to be a cocaine dealer and a lesbian as well.
His mom eventually died after unconsciously consuming a drugged drink. Because of this incident, Jackson had to move his grandparents’ house where the rest of his uncles and aunts live. At the age of 11, Jackson started boxing and had also begun working with narcotics the year after without his grandparents consent. In the mid-1980’s Jackson joined the Junior Olympics as an amateur boxer. “I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too… I think rappers condition themselves like boxers, so they all kind of feel like they’re the champ” He confided.
When he was as the age of 21 year 1996, Jackson’s music career soared as he started rapping in a friend’s basement. From then on, he was able to make chart topper albums which made him as one of the most famous rappers in the world. Aside from his music career, he also entered the world of acting. In fact, he even lost over 50 pounds to give life to the role he’s going to play in the movie “Things Fall Apart” wherein a football player gets cancer. Jackson agreed to play the role as a tribute to his friend who also got cancer. Basically, his weight loss program consisted of liquid diet, plenty of sleep and and 3 hour workouts. This wasn’t the first time Jackson dropped weight as he had to go on a liquid diet after being shot in the mouth way back in 2000.
There was a time when he was about to quit the role as he wasn’t satisfied with the amount of mass he’d lost. According to him, the only thing about the regimen is the shift in energy levels and in mood during the last two weeks of the diet plan.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 39):
Height: 183 cm| 6 feet 0 in
Weight: 73 kg| 160 lbs
Chest: 101.6 cm | 40 inch
Bicep/Arms: 41cm | 16in
Waist: 96.52 | 38 inch