50 Cent Discusses Desire To Grow As A Person During Visit To Somalia

50 Cent reveals greater plans for himself as he visits Somalia.

Much has been made of 50 Cent's recent trip to Somalia on behalf ot the United Nations World Food Program and Street King, the rapper's energy drink, of which 10 cents from each purchase goes towards feeding the hungry. 

Footage is now available of the Queens emcee's trip, courtesy of ABC News.

"I want to be more. Not just as an artist, but as a person," revealed 50 to ABC News reporter Dan Harris. "My legacy, what's left behind."

"I don't want to be a guy who's just remembered for writing a few cool songs."

The multiplatinum star also discussed what impact his charity work would have on his image in Hip Hop. "It doesn't match," he admitted. "I don't care if my audience is prepared to move forward with me. They may not necessarily be growing at the same pace."

Watch the interview below, spotted via hiphop-n-more.com:

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  • GoReadABook

    Disgusting interview. They pose the whole piece as having this walking contradiction, the most unlikely person wanting to do good in the world. Shit is fucking infuriating. Naive ass people. Their shock that 50 is trying to do humanitarian work makes it seem like they can't wrap their minds around the epiphany that rappers and drug dealers are actually humans too. Fucking cockroaches.

  • Anonymous

    From this day forward ima stop hating on 50Cent.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • wad92

    What's with the hate? 3.5 MILLION meals and you guys still judge him by his music. I'm far from 50 cent's biggest fan but you can tell at 3:05 that his intentions are sincere

    • Anonymous

      Because it's 50 Cent. The same haters can't even buy a pizza pie for 8 poor kids in their hood and Domino's and Pizza Hut always have specials for 5, 10, and 15 bucks.

  • Anonymous

    Fukin Rapist ,,Fuck Him

  • Anonymous

    He is Alive, Fuck his Music Sucks

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  • Anonymous

    There's just something suspect about 50's motives. He doesn't seem like a bad guy, but you see him wearing the Street King cap. Rocking the head phones. It felt like promotion when he should have been dressed simple, and not talked about his legacy. You're there for the poor. Don't make this about you in any way.

    • Anonymous

      Translation: 50 was in Somalia, he should have worn dirty old clothes and had nappy hair like most of the other poor Africans I see on TV, cried in front of the camera with flies in the air begging for people to buy the energy drink, I would believe it then.

  • thought dog

    About 2 bucks per energy shot and only 10 cents huh?

  • Why?

    Why hate on something or someone who has a purpose to help other people who need it? Many of us, including myself are not in a position to do what 50 is doing. Although many of us would want to. My point is this, you don't have to like the man's music and he might have fallen off musically. But you have to admire his vision for him and his family and what kind of overall impact he has on people. No one remembers how much money Biggie and Pac had, but they remember the impact and I think that is what 50 is starting to realize...impact.

  • JonJonDaDon

    This is beautiful..I understand the growth he's talking about. & it's beautiful to see people reach that growth and blossom and do things to make this world better. I hope he keeps it up. he's got his head on straight.

  • Good to see

    This was good. people who dont know about growth dont understand what maturity is. Everyone doesnt grow at the same pace and i agree with 50 for what he said and what he is doing. Giving out turkeys holiday time aint shit.How can you cook the turkey when you have no gas to turn on the oven. 50's work with this is long term. Applaud that man!

  • Lil Wayne

    Naw, I call bull shit. aka need more people. He's just trying to remimage himself because he has that bad bully guy image and aint no one checking for that no more. So he's only doing this so next year when his album comes out yall will feel him for all the good he did and check him out, also when he makes a dis song towards another rapper it will be easier for you'll to side with him since you think he's a nice guy now after doing this lil shit for the poor. Naw homie I ain't believing this, plus it's just another tactic he's using to stay relevant since music ain't working out for him so anything to creat a buzz for him to release material.... On a side note, if you want that Cash Money you need do like you said on your record, "X niggas like to hate switch the style up on em" or some shit like hell I dunno.

    • Anonymous

      is his gunity foundation a front? he put $2 mill every year to his charity since 04 tho. what about the baisley park that he renovated in southside, everybody hustled there before fif cleaned it up for the kids. what about when he sent his WHOLE HOOD to six flags huh??? cmon son, 50 doesnt need to rap to keep food on the table, he's set for kid.

  • Anonymous

    i'm not a 50 cent fan, but i have to admit have more respect for him after watching this clip

  • Anonymous

    He's showing all the bitch niggas who rap about giving back how to actually do it. Niggas like Nas, Common, all those cats talk a big game and dont do shit

    • Anonymous

      Can't y'all, see that he's fake, the rap version of TD Jakes Prophesizing on your CDs and tapes Won't break you a crumb of the little bit that he makes And this is with whom you want to place your faith? I put dollars on mine, ask Columbine When the Twin Towers dropped, I was the first in line (That's real!) Donating proceeds off every ticket sold When I was out on the road, that's how you judge Hov, no? Ain't I supposed to be absorbed myself? Every time there's a tragedy, I'm the first one to help

    • not really

      i disagree, common gives back alot. he focuses on education which is needed.

    • wu4lyf

      Yeh that's why the proceeds from the Distant Relatives' album sales have gone to charity. You fucking idiot.

  • Anonymous

    great work man GOD WILL BLESS U ........its the rite way ur going

  • bigs

    ABC News is soooo fuckin disrespectful. hell, not even 10 secs into the fuckin report, this dumb bitch talkin bout "fiddy cent" "lude n crude". The whole report was basically bashin dude. now i dont fuck with him like that n i never bought a cd. but ABC was just disrespectful

  • Anonymous

    Can't believe you dudes in here aren't up on Red Cafe's new mixtape. Shit bangs. Slow asses.

  • 0bJ

    This is simply why he is the greatest.

  • Owen

    I do have alot of respect for the guy for what he is doing. But there is always an end game. He has said in the past he wants to break away from hip hop and into film, and to do that he has to market himself to another audience. It's branding.... Anyone in the spot light with that kind of capital can afford to burn a few million on a PR campaign to create a positive image. Just look at Obama. Still, these people do need help now, and it's more than I've ever done for someone else.

  • Y U MAD

    I was going to straight hate, but after watching the video i will give him a pass. Still not fucking with his music though. im sorry



  • Masta

    That was pretty cool. Well done curtis, greed isnt everything

  • jr88

    wouldnt it be cool if rappers bought kids cloths and food instead of cars and chains?..think about it...it doesnt mean rappers cant buy cool cars and houses but imagine if like a kanye, or jay started stunting and braging about how many kids they fed or how many college educations they funded...lol...that would be dope

  • jr88

    @ trusttee, that is the realist shit i have read on hear...why do we have to bring 50 down when he is trying to do great things?..if you actually see the interview you can see in his face he is trying to find himself. when he was dissing rappers you hated him but now that he has stopped doing that you guys hate him for feeding little kids...????

    • Trusttee

      Thanks man. I just thought this article deserved a mindful comment to defend a great humanitarian effort against ignorant comments. I can't believe we have come to this. When will folks realize that the day will come when they will start caring about stuff like this? Please, at the very least, start respecting it now.

  • J-Yo

    He fell off musically, no doubt about it. But as a man, he's growing tremendously. That's whats up, I can appreciate that he's really helping people that need it most.

  • Trusttee

    Call it what you want - but this dude is doing the right thing at the end of the day. Trying to create an argument against what he is doing for Somalia (and America's poor too) is just wrong. Why do we have to believe this guy has to be successful in the rap arena to be relevant? Really, why is that question even relevant? Get with the times and grow up or get lost with the forgotten. Understand that life doesn't revolve around acting like a damn fool and that ANYONE can turn a corner and make a difference in other people's lives. People want this guy to stay unsuccessful doing hip hop (when he was successful to begin with). Think about this, is Bill Gates hands-on with Microsoft anymore? No. But are people whining about how he's only trying to stay relevant with his humanitarian efforts? No. Ask yourself why he's treated differently than, say, a 50 Cent? It's because ignorant ghetto and fake ghetto individuals want to keep this guy down. It's a damn shame how we treat our own. It's truly a dog-eat-dog world on every level.

  • There you go 50

    Now you're talking, 50! I gave you shit about your stupid songs, always about chicks, ooh girl this and that..blah blah, because you lacked substance. Now you are giving yourself culture, substance, and really doing something different than the rest of the artists out there right now. Hats off to you man, for changin up that formula 50, and doing something positive for people at the same time. Credit where credit is due.

  • ummmmmmm

    If you trying to grow as a person, why don't you let Young Buck eat?

    • Anonymous

      he had young buck eating...about 8million dollars that is, what more do u want??

    • Anonymous

      busta rhymes had a verse: live and die by the honor respect the code of loyalty never bite the hand that always give and if the hand is ever bitten, instead of biting your own tongue snitch all your family you run from the only penalty is that and as i lay you down perfect for buck

    • ETK

      You do know they're not fuckin with each other anymore right

  • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

    Black people, I swear. Make violent, misogynistic, drug filled music to mislead Black youth over here and then donate the proceeds from the sales to Africa. Twenty five percent of Black people in the U.S. are in poverty and these Black celebrities are going to Africa to help people who have their own countries and own natural resources. SMDH. I don't know how long Blacks can continue with this stupidity without having to really question their intelligence.

  • AOHH

    Watching this makes me glad I abandoned broadcast journalism and to an extent, journalism as a whole. "Fiddy cent." "Badboy rapper." That smug condescending fucking attitude towards him and the not so subtle ridicule at his expense due to his mainstream persona. Jesus Christ I've never cringed more in my life.

  • Aabe

    Lmao,this faggot is dyin for attention but his time is up....U want attention??Put out a sex-tape with T.Yayo maybe than u will become relevant again,till than shut the fuck up!!!U dead

  • ETK

    for any haters who think he's talkin out his ass... it depends. first all tho shame on yall but I'll elaborate. celebrities usually go through a wake-up call when they visit third world countries. they look at all the shit they have and then they see how much certain people in this world don't have. this usually betters them as a person, and I think that's what Fiddy is goin thru. BUT, not all celebs go thru with this either. they'll feel compassionate for the first three days and then go right back to ballin and doin whatever the fuck. so it can go either way for 50, just have to wait n see. but you fags who think he just doin this to better his image are no better, cause it ain't like you're gonna lift a finger anyway

  • fever

    And publicity stunt or not, The fact that he is helping people,donating money and raising awareness of the World Food Program's work puts him apart from many other rappers/celebrities who would just make a sextape.

  • fever

    Never really liked 50s music, but what he is doing is real good. More artists should follow his footsteps. Big Ups Fifty!

  • Anonymous

    this is the shit pac would have done. Mad respect to fif.

  • fatstarz

    well done 50 keep it up

  • Hypestyle

    hopefully 50 will grow to more business, movie and charity efforts, leave the street beef alone, raise his son, and keep his career intact, stay out of prison. It's not fly to be the gangsta rapper constantly going into jail, swearing that makes you a revolutionary.

  • bigoti

    50 is one of one there will never be another nigga like him

  • So Icy Boi!

    YMCMB We Da Bizne$$! Lets get it!!!!!! 50 Cunt a wack azz nigga. cant rap fo shit. fake azz gangsta. dis niggas debut album ovarated az hell. we real niggaz bumpin Weezy, Drake & Stunna. swag Young Money Cash Money Billionaires We Run Dis Shit! what a roster......... damn! Weezy da King of Hip Hop/Rap Nicki da Queen Limp Bizkit da Rock legendz Drake da Shakespeare of Hip Hop Birdman da Suge Knight of da new millenium Tyga da club dude Mystikal & Busta Rhymes da veteranz Bow Wow & Lil Chuckee da kidz Lil Twist da MC Dont fuck wit YMCMB broh! YMCMB WE DA BEST LABEL!

  • GhostRider SOV woooo!

    Man the other day I got dicked down by like 10 niggas. 2 of them really got in my guts. They had me on my back with my legs up, i felt like a bitch and i loved it. I was throwin my ass all back on that dick. man dam it feels good being a bitch getting fuck

  • Lil Wayne

    I call bull shit. He is just trying to re image himself for future attacks. Right now he wants to play off the hey i'm a nice guy see, so then niggas will grow to like him a bit more right. So then when he starts dissing people you'll have his lil crew that applaud him for what he did stick up for him like yo 50 a good guy yeah he's dissing but it's true so I'm gon stick with 50 he's a good guy after all that shit he did last year for the poor...Wrong it's just a front to get people to look at him different and potentially buy his record

  • Anonymous

    50 the boss music is just his side hustle

  • Anonymous

    If he wants to grow as a person feed the starving back home. Like Young Buck.

  • Anonymous

    the reason he invites cameras is to create awareness...smh..you guys are idiots...you rather have a rapper rap about the struggle instead of actually doing somthing about it?

  • jr88

    its weird that you guys call him fake or this is all bullshit yet you guys listen to wayne and ross people that have been proven to be fake....50 is in a new space he has the money but seriously how many cars can you buy?...he is doing great things...its not like he is in front of a green screen pretending to be in africa...lol...smh, its like all these rappers are backwords now..50 has nothing to prove, he has done everything in the hood unlike most of these frauds in the game

  • row

    HATERS SAYING "OOH WHY DID HE FILM THIS?? WHY DOESNT HE JUST DO IT WITHOUT TELLING ANYONE" its cuz its promotion for his STREET KING energy drink. the more people buy the drink the more kids get fed, so by promoting it he's helping feed more kids. GET IT??

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent is selling GMO crops to Africa

  • Lil Wayne

    I call pull shit. He is just trying to re image himself for future attacks. Right now he wants to play off the hey i'm a nice guy see, so then niggas will grow to like him a bit more right. So then when he starts dissing people you'll have his lil crew that applaud him for what he did stick up for him like yo 50 a good guy yeah he's dissing but it's true so I'm gon stick with 50 he's a good guy after all that shit he did last year for the poor...Wrong it's just a front to get people to look at him different and potentially buy his record

  • Milehighkid303

    "They say I aint a miracle, they say I aint lyrical, I say some hard shit so they think I aint spiritual, can it be I've been away too long?" -50

  • Milehighkid303

    THE MOST HATED EVER IN HIP HOP HISTORY. And yet, dude NEVER NEVER faltered. Love 50, and will ALWAYS respect him and his music and LOVE for the culture of hip hop. SO many of you freaking lames have NO idea about his musical past and the nods and followings he had. Guy came in as a student of wait....Jam Master Jay(Legend) and was under the wing and VERY close with a hmmm Nasir Jones(yes 50 was a braveheart) oh and Im pretty sure KRS-One co-signed duke and if I recall the Kings Of The South UGK gave homie the blessing when he came in. Screw yall 50 haters, dude is hip hop, too bad hes the LAST of a DEAD breed, we need more like him in the game too many of the guys we grew up on are getting old and just don't care anymore. Keep doing it 50, regardless they gunna talk about you when you gonne. ONE.

  • Anonymous

    Probably this is a publicity stunt. I mean nobody likes this guy anymore. Nothing more then a tax write off. This man has no heart. First he is dissing rappers then he is dissing his record label. Whats next?

    • J-Yo

      If it is a publicity stunt (which I don't agree) its still a win-win situation. He gets publicity and those kids get fed......So whats your point??????

    • milehighkid303

      There are MILLIONS worldwide who would laugh at your comment including myself. 50 is the freaking MAN. Least dude writes about what he lived through unlike some of these guys. Oh and BTW, the fact you clicked on the link, keeps him relevant. Dummy, move on.

  • Mr Exlax

    They want niggas to just stay in the hood and get killed and do dumb shit bro. I take my hat off to the guy. I don't like him, but I like his charity work.

  • rainer3313

    50 will always be a neat bad ass.I dont care if its publicity stunt or watever.He will ALWAYS be my favourite.. and im from the old school era

  • Anonymous

    damn publicity stunt ! after the diss records to increase the future sells, welcome to the trips in africa ! i don't buy that shit ! matter of fact it makes me hat in this guy more !

  • Jose

    Why you niggas hating so hard? He's just trying show that rappers do have a heart no matter what they rap about. Either way you niggas will hate because if he films it then its to look good, but if he doesn't then he lied about it. There's no pleasing you dudes and well that won't matter to 50 because he's just doing his thing whether you believe him or not.

  • Anonymous

    Man please he jus tryin to get people to like him again i aint buying it!

    • eric

      I feel u bro 50 jus prentending y have to have people film it? Angelina Jolie doesnt do that neither did Michael Jackson

  • Anonymous

    Another example of why 50 is 1 of the realest niggas in hip hop He is a real person not a made up character

  • Anonymous

    real nigga whats up

  • Armando

    Never seen this side to 50. Never thought he really had this side to him. Big up for that.

  • 50 Cent Meme

    50 Cent Discusses Desire To Grow As A Person During Visit To Somalia Still makes songs about killing people and dissing rappers

  • bread

    That's what life is really about

  • Ole_Head

    Positive stories.......thats whats up!

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