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50 Cent, an American rapper, actor, television producer, and businessman continues expanding his multifaceted career into film and television.

Known for his gritty portrayal of urban life in his music, 50 Cent has also made significant strides in Hollywood.

Recently, he sold a provocative documentary to Netflix, delving into sexual assault allegations against fellow industry mogul Diddy and further intensifying their long-standing feud.

This article explores the highlights of 50 Cent’s dynamic contributions to movies and TV shows, showcasing his evolution from rapper to influential media powerhouse.

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50 Cent Movies, TV Shows

50 Cent Movies and TV Shows

50 Cent is not just a prolific rapper, he’s also been in a bunch of movies and TV shows. Here’s a list of some of his most notable acting roles:

Movies

  • Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005): This semi-autobiographical film tells the story of 50 Cent’s rise to fame, from his rough childhood in Queens to his success in the rap game.
  • Righteous Kill (2008): 50 Cent stars alongside Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in this crime thriller about two veteran NYPD detectives who may be corrupt.
  • Escape Plan (2013): Sylvester Stallone stars as a security expert who is framed for a crime and sent to a prison he helped design. 50 Cent plays a fellow inmate.
  • Southpaw (2015): Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a boxer who loses everything due to his own self-destructive behavior. 50 Cent plays his loyal trainer.
  • Den of Thieves (2018): Gerard Butler leads a crew of ex-military men who attempt a daring heist at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 50 Cent plays a rival crime boss.
  • The Expendables 4 (2023): Sylvester Stallone returns to lead a team of aging mercenaries on a new mission. 50 Cent is one of the new recruits.
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TV Shows

  • Power (2014-2020): 50 Cent created and executive produced this drama series about a nightclub owner who is also a major drug dealer. He also played a recurring role in the series.
  • BMF (2021-present): This drama series tells the story of the Black Mafia Family, a real-life drug trafficking organization. 50 Cent is an executive producer and has also directed some episodes.
  • Power Book II: Ghost (2020-present): This spin-off of Power follows Tariq St. Patrick and Monet Tejada as they navigate the drug trade after James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s death. 50 Cent is an executive producer.
  • Power Book III: Raising Kanan (2021-present): This prequel to Power follows Kanan Stark as a teenager in the 1990s. 50 Cent is an executive producer.
  • Power Book IV: Force (2022-present): This spin-off of Power follows Tommy Egan as he builds a new life in Chicago. 50 Cent is an executive producer.

50 Cent sells documentary to Netflix on sexual assault allegations against Diddy

50 Cent Movies and TV Shows

After a reported bidding war, 50 Cent sold his documentary titled ‘Diddy Do It’ to Netflix. [Photo: In Touch]

Diddy and 50 Cent’s feud has lasted for years. The rivalry turned uglier when 50 Cent sold a documentary about sexual assault allegations against Diddy to Netflix.

Here’s a quick rundown of the situation:

The Doc (Diddy Do It)

  • Focuses on multiple sexual assault allegations against Sean “Diddy” Combs.
  • Rumored title: “Diddy Do It?”
  • Proceeds will reportedly go to sexual assault victim support.

The Sale

  • Sparked a bidding war between streaming services and networks.
  • Netflix secured the rights after intense competition.

The Context

  • 50 Cent and Diddy have a long-standing feud, fueling the media frenzy.
  • The sale coincided with new allegations against Diddy surfacing.

The documentary hasn’t been released yet, and there’s no confirmed release date.

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Biography

Curtis James Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, TV producer, and businessman.

Born on July 6, 1975, in South Jamaica, Queens, Jackson began his music career in 1996. He recorded his debut album, “Power of the Dollar,” for Columbia Records in 1999–2000.

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However, a shooting in May 2000 left him with nine bullet wounds, causing the album’s release to be canceled and Jackson to be dropped from the label.

In 2002, his mixtape “Guess Who’s Back?” caught the attention of Detroit rapper Eminem, who signed him to Shady Records, part of Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.

Career Highlights

50 Cent’s career highlights span across music, business, and even television. Here’s a breakdown of his achievements:

Music:

  1. Commercial Success: Over 30 million albums sold worldwide, solidifying his status as a top-selling rapper.
  2. Award Recognition: Grammy Award winner, along with numerous accolades from Billboard, World Music Awards, American Music Awards, and BET.
  3. Industry Influence: Billboard ranked him 17th on their “50 Greatest Rappers” list and the 6th top artist of the 2000s decade.
  4. G-Unit Records: Founded his own label, discovering and promoting talent like Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Young Buck.

Business:

  1. Brand Expansion: Following the footsteps of rap moguls like Jay-Z, 50 Cent leveraged his fame into successful ventures beyond music.
  2. Smart Investments: His most notable investment was with Vitamin-water, which reportedly netted him a cool $100 million when Coca-Cola acquired the company.
  3. SMS Audio: Founded a successful headphone line, demonstrating his business acumen.

50 Cent Net Worth

50 Cent’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million as of March 2024. There seems to be a significant difference between his past earnings and current net worth. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Highs: At his peak, 50 Cent’s net worth was estimated to be around $500 million, primarily driven by music sales and lucrative endorsement deals.

  • Lows: Financial setbacks, including legal fees, lavish spending, and a filing for bankruptcy in 2015 caused a considerable drop in his net worth.

Despite the decrease, 50 Cent remains a successful entrepreneur and entertainer.

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Personal Life

50 Cent has a son with his former girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins. Marquise Jackson was born in October 1996.

Tompkins later sued 50 Cent for $50 million, but the court dismissed the case. They have often feuded on social media.

In 2005, 50 Cent supported President George W. Bush after Kanye West criticized Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina.

Later, 50 Cent supported Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. Despite the lyrics in many of his songs, 50 Cent does not use drugs or alcohol.

50 Cent Movies, TV Shows, Awards and Recognitions

50 Cent has racked up a ton of awards and recognitions throughout his career. Here’s a summary of his major achievements:

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Music Awards:

  • Grammy Award: Won once (2010) for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (“Crack a Bottle” with Dr. Dre & Eminem). Nominated several other times.
  • Billboard Music Awards: Won a whopping 13 awards, including Album of the Year (“Get Rich or Die Tryin’”) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year (twice).
  • World Music Awards: Recognized as the Best-Selling Hip-Hop Artist in 2007.
  • American Music Awards: Took home 3 awards.
  • BET Awards: Won 4 awards.


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