Rapper 50 Cent recently went on a starvation diet for a film role. That's his story, and he's sticking to it...

Swiped from Crunk Juice

50 Cent was able to reduce his 214 pounds frame down to a gaunt 160 pounds for a MOVIE role by going on an all liquid diet and taking daily three-hour-a-day walks on a TREADMILL for nine weeks. In his upcoming film Things Fall Apart the G-Unit general will portray a football player stricken with cancer.

The disconnect I feel from his rap persona by just looking at these pictures is crazy. I’m looking forward to watching his PERFORMANCE when the film drops to see if that same feeling is translated on screen. Check out more flicks over at the RAP RADAR mansion.

This movie will go straight to DVD like all his other movies.

  • KrayZKat

    :blink: I hope this role was worth it because dude is looking scary!!! I almost fell out my chair. Lord hammercy. At least he's preparing for the part.

  • leapyearpisces

    OMG! Jesus be a bottle of Ensure! RAT now!

  • pinksghetti

    He is looking unhealthy. Hopefully for him this role will make him a star because of his sacrifice. I hope he gets back to his previous weight/body because he was looking good :)

  • meanNsurly

    :dead: @ leapyear! Is he sure he is 160lbs. He looks a lot smaller than that!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Not Things Fall Apart as in Chinua Achebe? Thats one of my favorite books. This cant be that story...

    He looks hungry.

  • Cinderella

    I hope he didn't do all of this for a straight to DVD movie.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    The name 50 Cent rings a bell but I can't quite remember who this is and why I should care...

  • leapyearpisces

    Looking at that picture, makes me wanna keep my legs closed....FOREVER! because what he looks like he has-it doesn't even look like a condom could keep that away....look like it would eat a condom up for dessert.

    I've never been a fan of 50 [too arrogant] but he should win an Academy Award for this alone. I don't even care if the movie sucks.

  • Daisy

    Honey boom :coffee:

  • mirsmommy

    He still can't act for sh*t :coffee:

  • Val

    :wtf:

  • leapyearpisces

    Mean,

    LOL...I know right...I think it is less than that...because 160lbs isn't that small unless he is like 6'5 and the last time i checked, he wasn't that tall....I don't know how tall he is, but I wouldn't think being 160 would leave him looking like that...

    I amend my first post, Jesus be a cocktail..and I ain't talking about one you get at a bar either...

  • Val

    he looks a lot older - he must've really been on that steriod stuff becuase if he was working out to loose wieght -then he would have been cut up like a chinese kickboxer.. just sayin
    from the looks of him- he did not work out to loose weight- he looks sick to be honest... aunt viv and cici... :kona:

  • Chgoprime

    NOOOOOOOO WHAT MY BABY DUN DID TO HIMSELF?!!!!!

  • mirsmommy

    And exactly who is hiring this fool to act in movies???? :shrugs:

  • Chgoprime

    For a minute a had a flash back of that movie Philadelphia......

  • mrsgarcia703

    :hurl: good grief.

  • TSRBenz

    im hoping that photo is photo shopped

  • biglegs36

    This movie maybe about this NFL player that died a few months ago from some type of rare cancer. It might be a good movie. Maybe he has been taking acting classes.

  • Val

    50 cent done turned himself into a half of penny.. cant take it

    :cya:

  • cocoa49

    His dedication is amazing. Even if it does go to Dvd it is something he can add to his resume. i just hope he was under a doctor's care with this weight lose. Maybe it was Ciara's cooking that did it lmao sorry i had to add that

  • Redeemed777

    Dang 50...you look tow-up from the flo-up

  • Silhouette

    :shocked:

  • AprilRain

    He looks sad.. :( But I think he looks good for the part. I would like to see the movie...

  • meanNsurly

    He even removed his tats too or so I heard!

  • Invictus

    Interesting...

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Im looking forward to seeing him in film I enjoyed the one about his life and thought he was good at acting...

  • kdillon

    :hurl:
    Is this movie role for Resident Evil 4: Man Down? Cause im a scared by these pics, #1 movie in America
    Now how did he lose all the weight? :snort:

  • mirsmommy

    Choco says:

    Im looking forward to seeing him in film I enjoyed the one about his life and thought he was good at acting…
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    I "Hated It" :lol:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :dead: @half a dam.n penny. Just get the hail out!!!

    :rofl:

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    As long as he talks like he does, acting is NOT for him

  • Ebony

    :hurl:

  • His_Mommy623

    OMG I died twice looking at this... He looks like the crack head in Menace to Society that offered O-dog a shot of head..or a dirty Qtip.. I cant decide..

  • AprilRain

    @mean***Ur gravi is gonna get me fired....

  • CivilEngineer

    He is not a good enough actor to even bother losing weight for a role...something in the water aint clean

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    @Mirs
    Let me ask you did you hate it becuz of his co-star I can remember her name for the life oh becuz of Joy Bryant or was it his acting or the whole fil

  • militaryspouse1

    Damn he looks jacked up,like he can be knocked over with a feather,but he is definetely ready for the role

  • Musiqal1

    WHOAAA!!!! 50...why???

  • http://twitter.com/Ms_Missy2791 missy

    *STAN MODE*

    Curtis Jackson movie might go straight to DVD but he still has accomplished more than half of these rappers...I think 50 is expanding his craft he may have given up on his passion for rapping but he is trying to expand his horizons ...Like I keep saying Curtis Jackson is one of the realest entertainers in the business....

    Like banks told 50 and 50 told Ye- "Go head and switch your style up and if they hate then let them hate and watch that money pile up"

    *out of stan mode*

    50 does look emaciated..but that is how the character is suppose to look.... :shrugs:

  • whatdoesitmatter

    goodness, that pic just scared the heck out of me

  • Musiqal1

    How do I add an avatar???

  • CivilEngineer

    @Musiqal...go to gravatar dot com. Log in with the same username and password you use on here and then go to your profile. The option will be somewhere in there.

  • RemieBaby

    :blink:

  • M_promp2

    OOOOOOOOOooh Sandra, u a mess.

  • http://twitter.com/Ms_Missy2791 missy

    If Bey/Mary J blidge/P.shiddy think they can act than my dude 50 can act....Until he wants to stop...

    and at least he has a passion for his craft and he isn't releasing some stupid pop arse crap of music these other lame rappers are doing these days...Let him do his acting he may be good

    LET 50 BE GREAT..the movie of "Get Rich or die Trying" may not have been good but the Soundtrack for that movie was GOOD...

    #team50

  • AprilRain

    What??? I loved "Get rich or die trying"....Thats one flick that I will watch over and over and over...

  • CivilEngineer

    @missy...he's about as good of an actor as Beyonce. They both just have really strong accents and that really makes their characters very static.

    Anyways :cya: fam...headed to pump some iron ***kisses bicep*** :lol:

  • mirsmommy

    Choco says:

    @Mirs
    Let me ask you did you hate it becuz of his co-star I can remember her name for the life oh becuz of Joy Bryant or was it his acting or the whole fil
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    :lol: The whole film, 50's acting, etc. :no: I just couldn't. :lol:

    Especially the part where 50 said, "I'm a gangsta Grandpa, and I'm proud of it."

    Choco, me and Hubby never laughed soooo hard. :rofl: I still :rofl: every time I think about that line.

  • http://twitter.com/Ms_Missy2791 missy

    Oh and 50 did remove his tattoos he isn't walking around here looking like a fool all grown an tatted up....

    I hate a man that is fully tatted up he looks like a darn fool...

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    @Mirs
    :grin: well dayum the way you put you got me over here laughing right along with you-smh girl I still liked him that role I was surprised that he wasn't as stale as Bey (jabs at civil : ) lol

    Alrighty I'm out and if anyone is guessing not that you care no choking last night but whole lota strokin I don't think we will be choking one another anytime soon-he was not keen on the ideal

  • mirsmommy

    Choco says:

    @Mirs
    well dayum the way you put you got me over here laughing right along with you-smh girl I still liked him that role I was surprised that he wasn’t as stale as Bey (jabs at civil : ) lol

    Alrighty I’m out and if anyone is guessing not that you care no choking last night but whole lota strokin I don’t think we will be choking one another anytime soon-he was not keen on the ideal
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    :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :rofl: Thats cause you wanted to choke him @Choco. I told you not to go home trying choke that dam.n man. :coffee:

  • mirsmommy

    OutsidetheBox says:

    Thats cause you wanted to choke him @Choco. I told you not to go home trying choke that dam.n man.
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    :rofl:

  • Ms. Thickness

    @ AT CHOCO...AWWWWW..I CHOKED MINE..LOL

  • Ms. Thickness

    AprilRain says:

    @mean***Ur gravi is gonna get me fired….

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    I KNOW EVERY TIME I LOOK AT THAT PIC I DIE LAUGHIN

  • SangriaSugar

    :shocked:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    CivilEngineer says:
    he’s about as good of an actor as Beyonce.

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    :rofl: LOL

  • kwall

    so THIS is what a regular azz dude named curt jackson would look like without the 'roids and good eating huh??...okay...

  • kwall

    man...i keep looking at that pic...he better hope his much touted vitamin wata help brang his azz back to his previous state and he ain't forever stuck looking like alien abraham...SHEW....

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    it looks like in that pic he on that movie set and in his makeup before he goes to film so he is suppose to look sick like that

  • Nthabi

    Awww Lawwd!

    I should try this diet!

    But he looks SCARY!! Man!!

    :(

  • Nthabi

    So sad ro lose all that weight but still can't act for s--h--y..t!

    Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe??

    :shrug:

  • Nthabi

    Meant "So sad TO lose all that weight..."

    .

  • mzvirgo78

    He looks like the cryptkeeper less the hair.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Wow! My boo looks ROUGH in this picture you hear me? As soon as they wrap up filming, he is more than welcome to come home to Decatur, GA and let mama feed him some comfront food to fatten him back up. We gotta get him back to 210lbs. What can I say? That's dedication. :thumbsup:

  • ELove

    @east... LQQKS like that to Me ALSO (Real...)

  • KK76

    That room/trailer looks like it was decorated by the Golden Girls.

  • winenroses

    Good Lord! I love my 50, but he looks like an extra from I Am Legend.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @winenroses: Yeah, he sure does! If he stretches his mouth real wide and starts screaming, I will fall out of my chair. :lol:

  • winenroses

    LMAO @yvonne79

  • FloridaChick813

    ...and to think I used to love this man....

    Ummmmm, did he have to dye his goatee and eyebrows as well??? :shrug:

  • MandaPanda0408

    Sandra I am not doubting you but to me this looks photoshopped :shrugs: Is there a full body shot floating around by chance? Anywho, I never thought he was handsome, however he is QUITE the buisness man, and that makes him VERY attractive, he seems like a smart man :yes:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Sandra Rose says:

    CivilEngineer says:
    he’s about as good of an actor as Beyonce.

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    LOL

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    No one is as bad as Beyonce. Even LisaRaye is Oscar material when compared to Beyonce.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Nthabi says:

    Awww Lawwd!

    I should try this diet!
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    I am definitely going to try this diet.

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    If this is indeed a true photo, 50 looks horrid. Even his eyes look glazed and cataract. This can't be real.

  • aqtpie

    :shocked:

  • pointhimout

    i applaud him taking a page from the book of real actors and being a "character" actor. i've seen him in one movie and was nowhere near impressed. i think if 50 rid his ego somewhat and talk to the giants like will smith and denzel, he may actually get on the right track. oh, and the recommendation of a stellar acting coach. i dont give a sh!t how many records you sell, acting is no joke and should not be taken lightly.

    thank god that era of musicians getting all the parts while trained actors stood on the sideline has come and gone. now if we can snatch away the card of the person who continues to send beyonce scripts, we're back in business.

  • LadyLew

    Is this real!? I feel bad for him right now

  • KayCeiSoul

    50 is already tugging at my heart by being in character. I believe he's going to get the job done. This is a drastic change for a role...he really doesn't have a choice BUT to bring it.

  • MzJuicy

    Wow he's serious about his craft

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Hey Family!

    You sure he ain't going for the crack head role in New Jack City pt. II? LOL LOL LOL

    But in 50's defense......I saw Home of the Brave, and it was good/he did a good job.....he basically played himself in Righteous Kill(w/ Robert DeNiro & Al Pacino)....both movies were at the theaters.....LOL

    Now I did see one thugged out azz movie was in...that one did to straight to DVD.....hope he does well....

    Good Luck 50!

    :)

  • Ashley

    im not even gonna get in the gutter and insult 50 on this one. This is pure dedication to what he is trying to do. God bless him and hope he gets back to his healthy weight as soon as he can.

  • misslee21

    What dedication he has, i luv 50

  • Tink Tink

    :hurl: at first glance.....but cant knock the determination.

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. Wow, is that 50? He looks 50! (May this movie be a success for him.) I remember at my best friends wedding a few yrs back and how we jammed off In Da Club! In my book, his music was fierce then but this pic don't look nothin' like 50! What happened to that slamming body?

    PS I'm jamming off it right now thanks to YOUTUBE!