50 Cent Clarifies His Suicidal Tweet

Fif explains why he said that he doesn't think he's "gonna live much longer."

During a Twitter rant earlier this month, 50 Cent worried fans by tweeting, "I don't think I'm gonna live much longer," which was interpreted as threat of suicide. While promoting his Sleek by 50 headset at CES 2012, Fif spoke with CNET to clear up any misconceptions about the suicidal tweet and that he was only trying to communicate that life is too short to settle for less.

"You only got a certain amount of characters [on Twitter]. What I was trying to say is, what do you want your legacy to be? I want to be more than a guy who was able to create a few cool songs or was able to memorize the lines and have a decent performance in film projects," said Fiddy. "I want to be someone who impacts a lot of people’s lives in a positive way, so I’m a little more conscious of the things I’m doing in business to try and give back and make a difference."

He said that he's learned to live in the moment thanks to meditation that he learned from Deepak Chopra and that it's allowed him to focus on how he helps the world around him.

"I do believe life is short, and because humans are habit-forming and we look forward to the future and don’t want to think about - we all got bank accounts - tomorrow’s not promised, so you’ve got to be conscious of today."

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77 Comments

  • ddddddddddd

    haha nobody was clappin. no mention of music at all.officially fell off.gunit groupies will dick ride his bank account. this nigga can be promoting platinum vibrators... he will never see the top of the rap game. no major label wants to fuck with this has been

  • ddddddddddd

    haha nobody was clappin.no mention of music at all.officially fell off.gunit groupies will dick ride his bank account.this nigga can be promoting platinum vibrators...he will never see the top of the rap game.no major label wants to fuck with this has been

  • Anonymous

    PUBLICITY STUNT.thats what you do to create a buzz.50 is trying harder and harder to generate any kind of buzz.remember he had that dumb ass tv show.which happened to premier right before the release of one of his forgettable albums.and then the skinny 50 looking sick.BAM!buy my movie!when people hear how messed up his career has gotten, he busts out with a promom for some new straight to redbox garbage.kill yourself attention whore

  • Anonymous

    Im not a 50 cent fan but i respect what he trying to do...... I cudve bet my bottom dollar that niggas wudve been on here wid a whole heap of negative comments toward this smh

  • Anonymous

    Smh. Negros of today. Cant respect them. Slavery should have happened in the 21st century. We would have none of these morons.

  • Anonymous

    Have you seen what Val Kilmer looks like nowadays? Too many on location shoots at Burger King. There's no way 50 slapped him around. The star of Willow wouldn't have stood for that.

  • Dododoa

    50 is the man, it's that simple

  • 3

    if 50 really wants to help ppl he should help ppl in the STATES.. i think it's corny to give help outside the country when there's ppl starving with nowhere to go in the STATES.. its like all these billions of foriegn aid going out when america is sick... 50 helps when it helps him... if he wasn't donating money to africa, would he be getting all this press? NO all about 50 and i like jimmy iovine eminem and dre am sick of the guy. big 10 was a very quiiet release his music career is crippled his movies are bargain bin status he's spread to thin and needs to focus cuz everything is falling apart

    • Slick

      I think it's corny that you are so self-fish that u only want to help out people in your own country. We have alot of food in america. So much that we waste alot of it. Why not give it away to the other countries who does not have

  • Anonymous

    there are other rappers in the game that deserves what 50 cent gets payed guy made millions with wack music

  • foekist

    DJ Whoo Kid has just admitted to have been slapped by 50 Cent. He also stated that he saw 50 slap others on tour. 50 Cent is a bully. I wonder if he slapped up Val Kilmer for being late to the set of the movie him and 50 were making??? I doubt that very much. No, instead 50 goes out and buys him a very expensive collectors car. Again, more bullying- emotional bullying. His record bosses, Dr Dre & Jimmy Iovine, release a set of headphones- Beats By Dre. What does 50 do? Releases his own brand. Even though in the book he released, The 50 Laws Of Power, that one should never outshine his master. Now he wonders why he can't get any records released. Ha!! That's one bullying tactic that fell through for 50. GOOD!

  • cano

    you buy a pair of his headphones and thats 200 meals. 200 meals.....that is ALOT. i dont care about his music ventures, or what you think of him. 50 seems genuine in the regard that he really wants to help people, and that's a wonderful thing.

  • Marx1684

    BS Fif. BS. Get off of Twitter bruh.

  • Anonymous

    he should seriously kill himself on live tv. id watch

  • Anonymous

    i wish he would die

  • blitzlegga

    I agree with most of the responses to this article. Fif is definitely starvin for attention. What he needs to do is just fuck rap and go hard with his acting and business ventures. He don't need rap anymore, plus, he's corny now. He can't rap about guns, murder, selling drugs, and more murder, then go on Conan and talk about how all of it is an act like WWE. Even if it all is... Makes him look as fake as these other fake muthafuckas in the game. But the difference is, at one point long ago, we actually believed that Fif was a real nigga who did real things....

    • Anonymous

      LOOK LIKE THE 50 HYPE MACHINE WORE OFF GUY. I BET Y'ALL WERE THE ONES SAYIN' JOE & JA WAS HATING ON 50 CAUSE HE GETTIN' MONEY. Y'ALL PROLLY WAS BUYING SPINNING PENDANTS AND WEARING DECORATIVE TANK TOPS AND THEM UGLY ASS REEBOKS. AFTER ALL GRODT DID 8M THERE WAS A WHOLE. LOT. OF. DICKRIDING GOING ON. BUT THE HYPE WORE OFF, U MAD AT 50 OR AT YOURSELF FOR FALLING FOR THE HYPE?

  • lloyd

    you might not like 50 as a rapper...but you gotta respect the man he's fucking giving back to the community and he's feeding starving children in africa for god's sake

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  • 5'8" if that but I'll FUCK U UP

    This guy is a FRAUD lil wayne for life

  • Drake

    OMG! 50 Cent is so CUTE in that pic!

  • Anonymous

    I think that 50 cent should do a techno album with DJ Pauly D. And everything will be allright. Or an album with Lady gaga

  • Anonymous

    Boom - Interscope doesn't get a dime from Fiddy's STV movies, and/or his other assorted business ventures, so in reality, all that's left is whatever music he has recorded (new and old). The funny thing is Fiddy could cut a check and walk out the lobby today. Yet... Misery loves company. Interscope isn't bringing in new talent, and Fiddy doesn't want to strike out on his own fearing another major won't want him.

  • HipHopObama

    fif talks about giving back but he doesnt even care that Harry Fox hates hip hop http://bit.ly/wl4L1g

  • TEXAS

    HE WANTS ATTENTION HE CANT GET IT FROM HIS LAME MUSIC SO HE DOES THIS UNLESS SOMEONE IS TRYING TO KILL HIM???

  • Anonymous

    Dat MAKES NOOOOOOOOOOOO SENSE.

  • PaddingtonBurr

    mid-lifes crisis

  • The Verdict

    That didn't really clarify anything.

  • The don

    I THINK HE FEEL LIKE HE'S GOING TO DIE AND I THINK INTERSCOPE AND PEOPLE HIGHER THAN THEM IS MAKING HIM FEEL THAT WAY,AND I THINK HE SWITCHED UP CAUSE THEY MADE HIM

  • Anonymous

    The FBI has made public a 94-page file on late Wu Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty B*stard. The file claims that ODB and other Wu Tang Clan members were involved in various crimes ranging from drug dealing, murder, illegal guns, weapons possession and car j*cking in the 80's and 90's.

    • Anonymous

      damn just like 2pac, ODB got in a shootout with da cops

    • TEXAS

      I NEVER FORGET WHEN HE WENT TO USE HIS FOOD STAMPS ON MTV THAT WAS PRICELESS

    • Anonymous

      all of the members of wu-tang are not rich. the only ones with any money are rza, ghostface, method man, and raekwon. whos to say they even have a lot of money. no disrespect they are legends but didnt method man just get his house foreclosed on.

    • Anonymous

      stop snitchin faggots

    • Fish

      Wu-Tang is forever, and that's all that really matters in a hip hop world populated by people like Gucci Mane and Drake...

    • jnr

      Hence the phrase.... "Wu Tang Clan ain't nothing to be fucked with" . Do you honestly think they are rich due to record sales and shows? There are lots of them in the Wu and most of them don't even put records out anymore so ask yourself, how come they are still rich? Hmmm... #JustSaying#

  • SK

    fif left the block most rappers still on the boat...bawse

  • DX FAIL

    this is so old he said this the same day like almost a month ago.

  • mgruppe.com

    Life is short. He is right about that.

  • ohhhhhh

    ohhhhhhhhh so now you wanna take being an artist serious okay anything for you 50 fucking fruit

  • jr88

    i could understand that...but my question is why is he with interscope still?....he is generating buzz with his big 10 mixtape..performed a song off the mixtape on a huge show without interscope and one of his singles off the mixtape debuted on the hot 100 at 97....interscope is holding this dude back!

    • ready to die

      @BOOM perfect spot on

    • Michael

      @ BOOM - Good response, bro. Its good to see someone with intelligence comment on this site.

    • Anonymous

      debuted at 97 huh? what a buzz

    • BOOM

      It's label business. This isn't about buzz. Interscope is trying to control someone who got mega rich with, and without them. With 50's business acumen they will not let him go easily. And he's in the green unlike artists who are in the red asking to just be released. 50 doesn't have to accept anything because he don't need Interscope for money, when that's all Interscope cares about at this point in this fickle music economy. It's just like with Young Buck. 50 is in the same position except he has money to ride it out due to success in many areas. 50 can't just talk all that, and just expect someone with more money than him to not stand their ground. How do they do that? By controlling his exposure. They're basically treaing 50 like he never made them any money and is in the red. Even without US support and sales 50 is an international star. He will generate revenue mainly off his own hustle, which Interscope benefits off of indirectly. So why would Interscope not come up with a good model to promote much like their other stars on the label. It's simple. Envy!

  • Anonymous

    IT SAYS SMS RIGHT ON HIS FUCKING HAT, NOT SLEEk. YOU DONT DESERVE THIS JOB

  • Anonymous

    STEVEN YOU NEED TO BE FIRED SLEEK IS DEAD YOU MORONS. SECOND TIME YOU PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE AND YOU CANT EVEN GET THE MANS HEADPHONE COMPANY RIGHT, YOU FUCKING HACK. THIS WEBSITE MUST BE THE ONLY LEGIT PLACE THAT WILL LET THIS DUDE WRITE FOR THEM AND HE CANT EVEN GET THIS RIGHT.

  • Anonymous

    fuck this little kid i'am getting my grown man on i'am 35. and i think this is a good move 50 this is bigger than rap. once you go all over the world and have a lot of material things you see it really aint point is not about keep being a sucker for material shit its about giving back. you will be remembered for this and other artists will follow in his footsteps

  • Anonymous

    Why are you all so mad at him? He just POOPED on his entire career! This is the coolest thing he's ever done.

  • Yoi

    Since 2003 when have you heard of this Curtis helping anyone but himself? This SK thing is the biggest facade known to man. He didn't create this to help people, he did it to help promote himself...Same with the anti bullying book.... Have you noticed how dude is all over TV now? I saw him in Rachel Ray the other day.... lol Doing these things keeps his name alive in white America.... He knows they dont like gangster rap anymore so he's hoping they will buy his album based on pop culture status (the way Snoop still sells a bit of records) because he's not smart enough to rap about other things. btw He was never going to commit suicide.... He just put that non specific msg out there so people could speculate and talk about it...I.e He dis it for more attention and publicity. This man will stoop to any low if he thinks it will sell him some records.

    • Dont Watch

      It's not that he's not smart enough to rap about other things, it's that he doesn't want to change his music and be a sellout. What would his real fans think if he started rapping like Drake for sales? I certainly would lose some respect for him

  • Anonymous

    The title of this article is misleading

    • Anonymous

      true dat it is misleading coz he mentioned his twitter rant for only 20sec in the end, the whole interview was about the release of his headphones and his other ventures. That should have been the title!!

    • Anonymous

      how so? he is clarifying his twitter statement. which he did. weak attempt to point out a mistake.

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent ... real nigga ... KILLUMINATI!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. What a bitch.

  • What have you done?

    Whoa, I can't believe the comments in here! Even if 50 is doing publicity stunts he is still doing more for people than your punk ass has. C'mon people, he is working with the United Nations to help the poverty in Africa and he is working with Feeding America to feed your bitch ass. He is doing a lot for people with these "publicity stunts." I see it as free marketing, but some of you knuckle heads wouldn't know anything about that...

  • Anonymous

    who cares. die dumbass

  • Anonymous

    Lmao haters ball.... And sleek by 50 DX? Its SMSby50 wow you put 50 week old tweets on here and have something to say about the nigga everyday to promote your weak ass site.. Everybody Knows 50 don't need music anymore. Hiphop has changed its more fore the weak ass mommas boys with female tendacies... Ima still to my 90's hiphop...

  • observing

    Made me laugh reading the comments....player haters ball in here ha but its a valid player haters ball though,i see fifty in my peripheral now and then but i dont even listen or read anything relating to him in at least 5 years , this the first time ive clicked an article and read

  • bklynsfynest2000

    message to 50.....shut up nigga...for real. you are done. your label is done. your clothing line is done. your 2 hype men is done. your straight to dvd movies are done. your imaginary beefs are done. your publicity stunts are done. take the money you made and disappear. I'm tired of hearing him copping pleas....

    • huhhhhhh

      what the fuck are you talking about? dude is making major motion pictures, running god knows how many companies, and by the way every gas station i go to here in NY has Streek King energy shots available, and hes finally trying to give back to the needy. You need to quit venting your jealous broke ass at someone who is filthy rich, still making money, and giving back to the WORLD and not just some block in the hood. what did you do today besides jerk off and eat funions?

    • amen

      God damn aint that the truth. Amen to that

  • what a joke

    Never in the history of entertainment, as a celebrity done what ever he can to keep him self in the media, for something NOT involving his profesion. The guy hasn't been relevant in years, yet his name STILL pops up in the media tabloids for stupid shit like this. This is why no one respects this guy and always hates on him, he is constantly causing drama for no reason and always trying to make something out of nothing in a negative way. IF HE WOULD JUST STFU HE WOULDN'T BE AS HATED ON AS HE IS AND THATS THE DAMN TRUTH

    • Anonymous

      YOU IDIOT HE DOSENT CALL THE MEDIA UP THEY ASK HIM THE QUESTIONS. IN THIS WORLD YOUR MONEY MAKES YOU RELEVANT.RESPECT IS THE SAME AS SANTA CLAUSE NOTHING.

  • G-Bee

    Combine this story with these recent pictures of 50: http://diaryofahollywoodstreetking.com/50-cent-and-floyd-mayweather-empathize-with-the-99-percent/ Something doesn't add up.

  • Anonymous

    kill yourself 50. depressed millionaires get no sympathy. 50 wouldn't piss to put me out if i was on fire, sick of hearing this monkey say dumb shit looking for attention. biggest fall of of all time. mc hammer still gets TV deals. mc hammer lost his fortune sharing his wealth, never cried, kept working. 50 is hanging on for life, guarding a bag of money he made in 07. another 25 straight to DVD movies, another cpl failed albums, i can see this dude going broke and ending up on e true hollywood story with tears in his eyes. i got bills to pay and ppl to worry about, i don't need 50 to "clarify" his "suicidal" tweets cuz frankly i don't give a damn if he lives or dies. let go 50 stans, his music is garbage, his empire is fading, and his confidence is gone. how you going to have confidence in a man that's become a shell of himself? bizzarro world indeed.

  • Anonymous

    50 cent is starting to look like an attention starved new artist, news flash nigga you are 50 cent, if you don't get back to your power of a dollar days and get on the mixtape grind...you are the big disappointment...you got rich and really stopped trying...you need to get your stuff together dude...you got way to much money to be out here making the moves you been making

    • I

      He can go no further in rap it's true. The character "50 Cent" has outlived it's usefullness. He continues to be relevant to the culture though because he's one of us. Plus, if your old shit is outselling your new shit, why not look at doing something else?

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