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50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by tunnytox(m): 8:25pm On May 27, 2010
These shocking pictures look like a homeless man who has not eaten for weeks.

But they are actually photos of multi-millionaire rapper 50 Cent, who lost a staggering 54lbs in just nine weeks for a film role.

The hip-hop star went on a liquid-only diet and worked out for three hours a day to achieve the staggering weight loss.
Unrecognisable: A gaunt-looking 50 Cent shows off the effects of his 54 pound weight loss in a photo on his official website

Unrecognisable: A gaunt-looking 50 Cent shows off the effects of his 54 pound weight loss in a photo on his official website
Curtis Jackson (50 cent) 'Dead Man Running' Film Premiere at Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London, Britain - 22 Oct 2009

Rude health: 50 Cent at the premiere for gangster film Dead Man Running in London last year

He is due to play a cancer-stricken American football player in a forthcoming film and wanted to look authentic for the part.

In the past 50 cent has made much of his muscular body, often appearing topless in videos and showing off his huge frame.




The 34-year-old is starring and co-producing 'Things Fall Apart', which will also feature Ray Liotta and is directed by Mario van Peebles.

Soon after the dramatic weight loss pictures were posted on his website, 50cent.com, rumours swept the internet they were a hoax.

But in a statement the star, real name Curtis Jackson, confirmed the pictures were authentic.

'I was starving,' he said, adding that now he is back on tour, 'I've been eating. I'll be back in shape in no time!'

In the film which is set for release in 2011, 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer.

He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 pounds with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks.
'Starving': 50 Cent went on a liquid-only diet and spent three hours on the treadmill every day to shift the weight

'Starving': 50 Cent went on a liquid-only diet and spent three hours on the treadmill every day to shift the weight

The rapper's achievement still does not top that of Christian Bale, who lost 63lbs for his role in the dark mystery film 'The Machinist'.

Bale went from 185lbs to 122lbs to look like he 'had not slept for a year' and did it by cutting out most foods and relentlessly exercising.

In addition, the rapper -  real name Curtis Jackson has had the tattoos on his arms removed in preparation for his acting career.

He has said: 'I took ‘em off. I’ve been on a few acting projects and they been making me get up… My call time is four hours before the regular acting talent because of the tattoos.'
Jackson made his film debut in the semi-autobiographical semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005.

He starred in the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and opposite Robert De Niro in 2008 crime thriller Righteous Kill in 2008.

And last year starred in Brit gangster film Dead Man Running.

'Fiddy' is one of the music world's richest performers, with an estimated fortune of $440 million in 2008.

Last year Billboard Magazine named him 6th best artist of the 2000-2009 decade.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1281870/50-Cent-loses-54-pounds-Things-Fall-Apart-film-role.html#

Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by nana(f): 10:40pm On May 27, 2010
OMD shocked
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by Nobody: 10:52pm On May 27, 2010
Man can do anythng for fame&money
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by Mafia4life(m): 10:54pm On May 27, 2010
I read about this too in www.hhboard.com
so suprise to see this. His girl friend must be ashame to meet 50
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by nellaluv(f): 12:34am On May 28, 2010
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by mamagee3(f): 12:46am On May 28, 2010
This thread has been created multiple times. . .He intentionally did it for a movie role.
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by SeanT21(f): 1:09am On May 28, 2010
I used to have a crush on him way back in the 9th and 10th grade!!

@ this picture, HELLLL NAWWWW!! This cant be real. He looks like a skeleton. He better win an oscar for going this far!!
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by mamagee3(f): 1:15am On May 28, 2010
^^I don't think he's that great of an actor.

I personally think he should stick to hip-hop, just my opinion.
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by SeanT21(f): 1:53am On May 28, 2010
true!!^^^
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by e36991: 3:23am On May 28, 2010
. . . but the tattoos' are missing . . .


Where is the tattoo?

I suspect photoshop!
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by selena(f): 5:35am On May 28, 2010
chineke  angry After filming the movie,he needs to put the weight back on.
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by Mafia4life(m): 8:08am On May 28, 2010
@ Mama-gee
I read multiple times on my RSS FEED on the news titled " 50 Cent to remove his tatoos for his upcoming move project "
So that picture is real and NOT photoshop
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by yusuf2(m): 8:22am On May 28, 2010
This is not 50cent!!! More or less like 10cent. grin grin grin
Re: 50 Cents Lose 54 Pounds For A Film Role...pics! by liksy(f): 2:54pm On May 28, 2010
The truth is that he has HIV and it has manifested ti AIDS.

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