50 Cent

50 Cent (né Curtis James Jackson III) is an American rapper and actor. He rose to fame after the release of his 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which included two number one U.S. singles, "In da Club" and "21 Questions." 50 Cent had another number one single, "Candy Shop," on his second album, 2005's The Massacre, and was also featured on Eminem's 2009 number one single "Crack a Bottle," for which he won a Grammy Award for best rap performance by a duo or group. He transitioned to acting and made his film debut in the semi-autobiographical movie Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005). His other films include 2013's Escape Plan, 2015's Southpaw and 2018's Den of Thieves. He is also known for starring in and producing the television dramas Power (2014-2020) and For Life (2020-2021). 50 Cent is also known for being a member of the hip hop group G-Unit.
50 Cent
Full Name
Curtis James Jackson III
Hometown
Queens, New York
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Born
07/06/1975
Age
46

FAQs

Who shot 50 Cent?

Darryl Baum was the alleged gunman who shot 50 Cent nine times on May 24, 2000. However, Baum was killed in a shooting three weeks later and no one else was ever arrested for the crime.

Who is 50 Cent dating?

50 Cent has been in a relationship with Jamira "Cuban Link" Haines since at least 2019.

How many kids does 50 Cent have?

50 Cent has two children: a son, Marquise Jackson, with former girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins and a son, Sire Jackson, with former girlfriend and model Daphne Joy.

Where does 50 Cent live?

50 Cent has a residence in Houston, Texas.

Why was 50 Cent upside down in his 2022 Super Bowl halftime performance?

50 Cent performed his song "In da Club" while hanging upside down during his 2022 Super Bowl halftime performance as a tribute to the 2003 music video for the song which features 50 Cent hanging upside down.

Who discovered 50 Cent?

50 Cent was discovered by Run-DMC musician Jam Master Jay, who helped teach 50 Cent how to write and record music. Later, 50 Cent was signed to Interscope Records after rapper Eminem heard his debut mixtape 'Guess Who's Back?' in 2002 and decided to work with him.

How did 50 Cent get his name?

50 Cent adopted his nickname from Brooklyn criminal Kelvin "50 Cent" Martin.

What movie did 50 Cent lose weight for?

50 Cent lost over 50 pounds to portray a football player with cancer in the 2011 film 'All Things Fall Apart.'

Most Recent

Usher Says He Played 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' During Son Sire's Birth: 'It Was Great'
Usher recalled playing the hit song in the delivery room while his fourth child, son Sire, was being delivered in September
50 Cent Apologizes to Madonna After Mocking Her Photos: 'I Don't Benefit from This'
50 Cent apologized to Madonna on Twitter after he made fun of the pictures she posted of herself in lingerie on Instagram
DaBaby Returns to Rolling Loud Stage with 50 Cent Following Homophobic Rant
DaBaby apologized after making derogatory comments about members of the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV and AIDS during Rolling Loud Miami in July
Megan Fox to Join Expendables Franchise in Fourth Film Alongside Returning Cast
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Black Mafia Family: See Trailer for 50 Cent's New Crime Drama, Inspired by True Story of 2 Brothers
Eminem was recently cast in the Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson-produced series as White Boy Rick
Eminem Set to Make Cameo Appearance in Longtime Friend 50 Cent's New Starz Show, BMF
Eminem will make a brief cameo as Richard Wershe Jr., a.k.a. White Boy Rick, in 50 Cent's upcoming drama series, BMF (Black Mafia Family)
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