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50 Cent out with song about dark past

15 august 2015, 13:26
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US rapper 50 Cent. ©AFP
US rapper 50 Cent. ©AFP

50 Cent, who recently filed for bankruptcy after losing a suit over a sex tape, came out Friday with a new song about his dark past as he looks to reboot his career, AFP reports.

The rapper made no direct reference to his latest woes in the song, "9 Shots," but the lyrics revolve around vows to be resilient.

The song recounts setbacks in his life including his troubled youth. His mother, who gave birth to him at age 15 and dealt cocaine, was murdered when he was a child.

50 Cent describes the hard times as a series of nine shots -- the same number of times he was shot during a 2000 assassination attempt, which he survived.

"I got two shots left in case niggas try to get me / That's nine shots, we just call it 50," he rapped.

The track is set to appear on "Street King Immortal," an album expected to be released later this year but which has been repeatedly delayed.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson, rose from poverty to become a successful rapper and entrepreneur whose net worth was estimated earlier this year by Forbes at $155 million.

But 50 Cent -- best known for his album and movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" -- filed for bankruptcy last month and told a court that his flashy lifestyle was all a facade, with his expensive jewelry and cars rented.

A jury recently ordered 50 Cent to pay a total of $7 million over a sex tape which he narrated. The woman in the video had said it defamed her.


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