Having a son had a more profound effect on 50 Cent’s life than getting shot. According to the Jamaica, Queens emcee, this has given him the insight that is needed to work with youth in positive ways and that’s just what he plans on doing this weekend when he goes back home to speak on the impact of avoiding the street life.

“It wasn’t getting shot,” he told the New York Daily News, about how he turned his life around. “It was my son and creating a stable life for him.”

Now, his experience is allowing him to speak to others of the life he’s lived and a life they should avoid.

“I want to be able to go and talk to them and [have] them really feel what my experience has been,” he added. 

His aim is also to keep kids active, something he said is missing.

Technology is keeping them still,” he noted, sharing that he used to play basketball and box as a kid. “You don’t see that anymore.”

With that, he’s hosting “Forever Young Day” in Baisley Park, an event that will promote healthy living.

50 will not perform, however, in light of security concerns.