50 Cent is making moves to further his career in the film industry. According to the New York Post, the rapper is making a serious transition into acting, and has committed to removing some of his tattoos for an upcoming role in the film Things Fall Apart, which he co-wrote and produced. In addition Fif will lose 50 pounds for the on-screen feature.

“[50 Cent] is on tour in Europe and has already started losing the weight and is excited to begin production in May,” a source told the Post. “He’s also having tattoos removed from his right arm, which will save him time in the makeup chair.”

Fif made his Hollywood debut in the 2005 semi-autobiography Get Rich or Die Tryin, and has since lent his voice to The Simpsons, and has made guest appearances on HBO’s Entourage as well as the crime-thriller Righteous Kill.