G-Unit leader 50 Cent explained his decision to lose over 50 pounds for his upcoming Things Fall Apart movie.
According to 50, his shocking weight-loss was inspired by a friend who experienced cancer.
“It’s about a Heisman hopeful who could possibly be going to the league and everyone is assuming he’s gonna make it and then he’s hit with an illness,” 50 explained in an interview. “I had a friend of mine who actually experienced cancer and it’s what motivated me to write this screenplay. You don’t have to make everything personal, but that project was. That’s why I committed to playing a role where I lost 54 pounds. I had to discipline myself enough until I achieved it but… I got it. (Cleveland News)
Photographic evidence of the dropped weight hit the Internet yesterday (May 26).
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)
No further details have been revealed as of now.