Curtis James Jackson III known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, television producer, and businessman, born in July 6, 1975 in South Jamaica, a neighbourhood of Queens.
50 began pursuing a musical career in 1996 and gained the attention of the entire world in May 2000, after he cheated death.
Early that year, 50 had recorded his “debut” album Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, however he was struck by nine bullets during a shooting.
That incident caused the album release to be cancelled and Jackson to be dropped from the label.
The rapper on Sunday took to Instagram to flex his body transformation and basically credit those who fat-shamed him when he performed at the Super Bowl in 2022.
50 cent received an onslaught of “fat jokes” when he recreated his iconic “In Da Club” music video during halftime at the big game two years ago alongside Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
The bullying seemingly inspired him to lose weight.
“I done turned into Mr let’s make a deal on these hoes. [shrugging man emoji] the fvck you gonna tell me now?” 50 Cent captioned his post.
“Yall was calling me fat at the super bowl [confused face emoji] don’t think I forgot that shit! @bransoncognac @lecheminduroi.”
The Super Bowl halftime performance
When 50 Cent first entered the music industry, he was known for showing off his muscles, especially in the video that sees him hang upside down while wearing a beater.
Seeing him in that same position at the Super Bowl left him at the mercy of countless trolls, who bullied him on social media.
Usher is billed to perform at this year’s big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.