Rapper 50 Cent has lost over 50 pounds for an upcoming movie he wrote and stars in, called Things Fall Apart.
In this film, 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer. 50 Cent, went from weighing 214 pounds back in December to 160 pounds, losing 54 pounds.
How did 50 Cent lose all the weight? He said he stuck to a strict liquid diet and a three-hour-a-day treadmill walk regimen to drop down to 160 pounds.
“I was starving,” 50 Cent told Thisis50.com, “I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!”
“I lost 54 pounds for it,” 50 Cent said of his role, inspired by a friend of his who died of cancer. “I was starving.” ‘
Tony Yayo, member of G-Unit and long-time friend of 50 Cent, spoke to MTV News recently about 50 Cent’s dedication to his acting career. “50 doesn’t party, he doesn’t drink. For his new film, the guy was, like, 130 pounds,” Yayo said. “He was running from the airport to the hotel. And I was like, ‘Man, he has the three D’s: desire, determination and [direction].’ ”
This isn’t the first time 50 Cent has dropped a lot of weight for a role in a movie. 50 Cent said he shed his muscle mass and grewout his hair into a mini-afro, for a part in “Microwave Park” two years ago.