Success convinces rapper he won over fearful music fans
50 CENT believes some people were afraid of him at the start of his career but believes he has earned respect from the public.
The In Da Club hitmaker told Muscle & Fitness magazine: “I’ve gained respect from the public. But I think some people were afraid of me from the very beginning.
“The trophy would mean that maybe the kids would want to be 50 Cent.
“But kids bought Get Rich or Die Tryin or it wouldn’t have been so successful. But they didn’t want to give trophies to it. People love the material so much that it makes the time period. People tell me: ‘Yo, you are my college years.’ Those people don’t move.”
Meanwhile, the 41-year-old rapper previously claimed he thought he was a target because he had money.
Writing on his Instagram page amid his bankruptcy court order, he said: “The system is so messed up, the law applies differently to people based on the personal perception of them. It’s amazing how bad it is, it’s sad.
“When you make money you become a target. Not only by people who feel they are competitors, but by the system itself.
“The lawyers take someone’s case to go after your hard-earned money pro bono.”
50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year and was called into court when he posted photographs which appeared to show him with a lot of money.
Insisting the money was fake, he said: “As a hip-hop artist and entertainer, it is imperative that I continue to project aspirational goals of success in order to preserve my brand and those I represent.
“What I say and what I do on social media has a direct impact on my music sales and the viewership on my television shows.” – Bang Media
BANKRUPT: Rap artist 50 Cent