April 26, 2010 12:00 PM

>Multiplatinum rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, 34, is erasing his past—literally. As he turns his focus to acting—he appears in the upcoming drama Twelve with Chace Crawford and is starring in 2011’s football flick Things Fall Apart—he’s begun having most of his tattoos removed. Why? “It cuts down on the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up!”

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