It’s not uncommon for an artist of 50 Cent’s stature to ride around in a bulletproof vehicle. But according to the Queens rapper, the car was responsible for saving him from more than bullets when he was rear-ended by a Mack Truck earlier this week.

In an interview with MTV News, 50 explained that the car’s sturdiness protected him. “We spun off into the rail. We would’ve flipped if it was a regular truck, but the truck weighs a ton because it has additional stuff in it.”

50 detailed the reason behind the accident. “We were just riding down the LIE and a Mack Truck — he said he lost control of the vehicle later to police officers because his load shifted.”

“He tried to brake, his load shifted, and he lost control and he ran into the back of the truck,” explained Fif.  “It did more damage to the Mack Truck than it did to my truck, ’cause I got a level six; it’s a bulletproof vehicle. It’s the same standard as what they’re moving Obama around in.”

Finally 50 dismissed any idea that he staged the accident for publicity. “Trust me, I have enough money to not hit myself with a Mack Truck to try to get a few dollars,” he said. “What’s the thought process on this? It makes no sense to me.”

Watch the interview below:

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