50 Cent has landed on the Hip Hop 50 Special edition of Men’s Health Magazine with the Wu-Tang Clan emcee Method Man and another New York icon Busta Rhymes who’s also performing with him on his Final Lap Tour.
In the new interview with Men’s Health, 50 Cent recalls being shot nine times back in 2000 which resulted in major injuries but unlike many, the Queens Rapper turned it into motivation for his fitness journey.
Nerve damage prevented
50 Cent from walking unassisted. Get Rich Or Die Tryin Rapper then skipped the grueling four-hour round trips to Jamaica Hospital to get free physical therapy in favor of a personal treadmill regimen.
Fif also recalls putting a gym in the famous In Da Club music video two years later, ” to me, that’s where I looked the coolest. That’s where I learned strong is not all muscle; it’s about being mentally and physically strong.”
One of the bullets hit 50 Cent on his jaw placing him on a liquid diet for six weeks which resulted in him losing 54 pounds. The weight loss caused by his assault provided the MC with two observations that would permanently transform him: Fif could now, for the first time in his life, see the muscle constellation that his weight had concealed throughout the years. “When you slim down, you see everything,” he says before identifying the paranoia in his initial fitness journey. “I’m also working out to get myself stronger, ’cause who’s to say you’re not gonna get hit again?
Fif was very heavily trolled last year for his out-of-shape look when he performed aside his mentors Eminem and Dr. Dre at Superbowl. However, 50 Cent asserts “I put more weight on for the role on the ABC show [For Life]. I was eating everything to get as big as possible. Because it was a jailhouse [role], so it didn’t matter if I wasn’t cut up.”
You can read full interview of 50 Cent here