50 Cent sure does know how to keep the media talking. Rapper and film mogul 50 Cent brought his New York swag to the Aruba International Film Festival to premiere his emotional film "Things Fall Apart." The movie was reportedly screened at Paseo Herencia in Aruba with a special appearance from Mr. Curtis Jackson himself. Fif's new movie wasn't the only item on display, as the Queens MC showed off a new look consisting of more hair on his domepiece versus his previous looks.
Last year, 50 Cent drew headlines over his commitment to playing the role of Deon Barnes, a University of Michigan football player whose hopes of an NFL career are derailed by a cancer diagnosis. For the role, 50 Cent reportedly lost more than 50 pounds. Stills from the film, directed by Mario Van Peebles, revealed that the rapper looked shockingly emaciated and nearly unrecognizable.
The film also lightened the Queens rapper's pockets, since besides writing the script, he produced and financed the picture himself too, via his Cheetah Vision Films production company. Director Van Peebles also acts in the film along with Ray Liotta, who plays Barnes' doctor, and Lynn Whitfield.
50 is taking the actor/rapper/mogul tag seriously. He recently signed on to star in a crime drama called "Freelancers," which is going to be directed by Jessy Terrero. On the music side, the rapper is getting the buzz going on his forthcoming album, Black Magic, releasing a couple of new songs ("When I Come Back," "Run Up on Me" freestyle) online to whet fans' appetites. 50 also recently followed in the footsteps of Dr. Dre and on the verge of launching his own high-end headphone line.
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