News: 50 Cent's Shocking Weight-Loss Photos Revealed, "I Was Starving"
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:45PM
Photographic evidence that 50 Cent went on an intense weight-loss diet for his new movie, Things Fall Apart, has landed online.
The new photos were released on the rapper's website, ThisIs50.
50 Cent lost a lot of weight for his upcoming movie "Things Fall Apart". In the movie 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer. He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks. "I was starving." Now he's back on tour and says, "I've been eating. I'll be back in shape in no time!" (This Is 50)
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks confirmed 50's weight loss last month.
"He did lose a lot of weight, man," Banks revealed in an interview with DJ Envy. "Like a good 40, 45 pounds. And I was around him everyday, so you didn't see it as much as people did but when I seen the pictures, it's affected everything. He's crazy, it's non-stop working, running ten miles, all that Universal Solider sh*t. He's in shape man, but he's been on icees man. All he ate was icees since February 23rd. And I ain't seen him, not sure if he cheated or not, all I seen was freezers of icees and I eat in front of him. KFC, Burger King." ("Sucker Free Sundays")
Recent reports suggested that he lost weight and removed body art to help with his acting career.
50 Cent is making moves to further his career in the film industry. The rapper is making a serious transition into acting, and has committed to removing some of his tattoos for an upcoming role in the film Things Fall Apart, which he co-wrote and produced. In addition Fif will lose 50 pounds for the on-screen feature. (Hip Hop Honey)
Prior to Banks and 50, initial speculation grew on 50's physical changes.
A source said, "He's on tour in Europe and has already started losing the weight and is excited to begin production in May. He's also having tattoos removed from his right arm, which will save him time in the makeup chair." He still bears two tattoos on his back -- "50 Cent" and "Southside." (New York Post)