50 Cent has previously spoken on the fact that he’s never used drugs, but now, he’s explaining why he abstained from illegal substances. During an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Fif opens up about his background, noting that while he sold drugs, he never used them.

“I got a chance to watch a lot of my mother’s sisters and brothers at different periods experiment with the use of drugs or alcohol and I see them respond so differently that I stay away,” he explained.

He also reflected on a bad experience he had with alcohol and why it’s driven him away from drinking. “I’ve had an experience that made me paranoid because of it and I stayed away from it following that,” he said.

50 Cent’s full interview airs tonight on CNN at 9 p.m. EST.

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