50 Cent raps about being in the club, getting drunk, getting shot at, hooking up with women, selling drugs and just living that street life, but who knew that in real life, the bad boy spends most of his time by himself working, doesn’t drink or smoke, and meditates regularly. Breaking from his hard Queens, NY image (which is hard to do when you get shot 9 times), 50 announced on Twitter back in September that he was trying to make a difference and would be donating a billion meals to the hungry around the world. He recently made his way to a refugee camp in Dolo, Somalia with Dan Harris with ABC News in support of the United Nations World Food Program. The UN had reservations about 50 Cent due to his image but he told them he was looking for more meaning in his life. He also revealed that his fans may not understand his softer side.
“I want to be more, not just as an artist but as a person. My legacy…what’s left behind. I don’t want to be a guy who’s just remembered for writing a few cool songs.”
On His Do-Gooder Persona vs. His Rap Persona and If It will be accepted by fans
“It doesn’t match. It doesn’t match at all, but this is the next chapter of my life. I don’t care if my audience is prepared to move forward with me. They may not necessarily be growing at the same pace.”
50 posted pictures of his experience on his Facebook page and wrote:
“I’m in Somalia this week to show the world the devastation that is taking place.Children going hungry everyday, even dying everyday from hunger. I am going to keep sending thru images from out here. I need you to take these photos and re-post to your friends. The world needs to see what is going on.”
Kudos to 50 Cent!
Check out the pictures and video of the trip below: