50 Cent doesn’t often speak on the topic of his parents. In an interview on “Larry King Now,” the Queens emcee opened up, first talking about his deceased mother.
“I don’t think I really dealt with it in the early stages,” said Fif of the loss of his mother. “I lost my mom when I was eight, so I didn’t really understand at that point.”
50 explained that as a child, he didn’t understand that he had lost his mother at first. “Later, they would consistently say, ‘She’s not coming back,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah she is.’ My grandfather would look at me like, ‘He doesn’t understand.’ Later, you grow and start to understand.”
Fif also spoke about his father, though the attitude towards him was decidedly less warm. “I never knew my father. I never actually met him. Some people have that thing where they want that parent that they haven’t had in their lives. I have no interest in it.”
“The mistakes I made early on… he could’ve been here to help me not make those mistakes,” he added.
Watch the interview below: