We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about 50 Cent, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the “Candy Shop” rapper that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: His Aunt Killed His Dog. When 50 Cent was just a child, his aunt put roach spray in his dog’s bowl. The roach spray ended up killing his dog.
Number Seven: He Considered Murdering Jam Master Jay. Rather than paying Jam Master Jay the $50,000 he owed him for signing to Columbia, 50 Cent was quoted as saying “I’m thinking it’s cheaper to kill him.” Though he later said that he regretted saying that, he still said it in the first place.
Number Six: He Does Not Drink or Smoke. Despite all of the references to alcohol and drugs that 50 Cent makes in his music, he does not actually drink or smoke in real life!
Number Five: He Bought Mike Tyson’s Mansion With the Profits From One Song. When 50 Cent met Tech N9ne, he reportedly told him that he was able to buy Mike Tyson’s mansion with the profits he had made from one song – “In Da Club.”
Number Four: It Was Not Always “Ayo Technology.” In fact, the title of 50 Cent’s song was supposed to be “Ayo Pornography.” However, Interscope requested that 50 Cent change the title to “Ayo Technology.”
Number Three: His Mother Was Murdered. In 1983, someone drugged 50 Cent’s mother’s drink, closed the windows where she was, and turned on the gas. She subsequently died.
Number Two: He is a Fast Composer. In fact, 50 Cent wrote “How To Rob” in just half an hour! He wrote the song when he was in a car and on the way to the studio.
Number One: He Said Eminem Saved His Life. 50 Cent and Eminem have a relatively long history, but one of the most interesting tidbits about their history is their work together on “Love Me.” After 50 recorded the first verse on the collaboration, he said, “That white boy just saved my life,” in reference to Eminem.