Suc­cess con­vinces rap­per he won over fear­ful mu­sic fans

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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

PIC­TURE: AP

BANK­RUPT: Rap artist 50 Cent

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