G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks recently confirmed that 50 Cent has lost nearly 50 pounds since beginning a strict diet last February.
According to Banks, 50 has been constantly working out and eating specific food.
“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)
Earlier this month, 50 admitted to removing a portion of his tattoos.
“It cuts down on the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up,” 50 Cent says about his decision, which he calls “an ongoing process.” Still, don’t expect him to rid himself of all the ink. His arms may be tattoo free, but 50’s vowed to keep a tattoo on his back. (People)
An inside source previously confirmed the reports.
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)
Check out Lloyd Banks speaking on 50 Cent’s weight loss down below: