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Was 50 Cent’s weight loss real?

It’s safe to say that everyone who saw the pictures of an incredibly skinny 50 Cent last week was pretty shocked.

Many of you questioned the authenticity of the photos, wondering where 50’s tattoos had gone (even though we provided a link to an article where 50 said he was having the bulk of them removed…)

In an interview with, 50 confirms that the photos are indeed real! For those who still can’t believe it, can you confirm the authenticity of those photos?

50 Cent: Yeah, they’re absolutely real. I shot the first half of the film for eight days and then I left for my international tour, and I spent that time training to lose weight. I had a week and a half after coming back to really intensely train to get down to 160 for the last half of the film project, Things Fall Apart. It’s myself, Mario Van Peebles, Lynn Whitfield, and Ray Liotta starring in the project. It’s directed by Mario Van Peebles.

We barely recognized you.

Yeah, it was a lot for me to actually get there. After the second week, it was crazy. They say it takes 30 days to make a habit, but man… I was on the Internet and I was looking at Christian Bale, while The Machinist was out, he almost killed himself. I was feeling like maybe I’m overdoing it and I’m dropping 54 pounds, but I was in such a good physical state prior to me deciding to go down on the weight.

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