After recent visits to The Today Show and CNBC, and a couple of online PSA rants, 50 Cent stepped his promotional blitz up to prime time, sitting down for an insightful half-hour session on Piers Morgan Tonight.
Piers Morgan briefly touched on the now-familiar-to-the-rest-of-us story of 50 Cent’s rough early life, and his early rise from that difficult atmosphere. 50 Cent detailed how, despite the his entrepreneurial spirit was the catalyst for him to launch his impressive journey from the block, to the music business, to the corporate boardroom.
Interestingly, 50 Cent admitted to being fairly “squeaky clean,” as Morgan put it, denying using recreational drugs and hardly touching alcohol. 50 Cent spoke on political topics (“I was an advocate for Hillary because I wasn’t sure America was ready for an African-American president,” but that his election, “shows how far America has come,”) how he insists on retaining control of his business ventures (“You have to pay attention. When I go into negotiations and different deals, I absolutely have to be involved myself. If I don’t understand understand it, I say ‘Explain it to me,’ and if I [still don't understand it], I say ‘Explain it slow.’”)
50 Cent spoke on “In Da Club,” admitting that the pressure to recreate the success of the smash hit always weighed on him. It’s significance was not lost on the interviewer, as Piers Morgan himself called it “one of the great workout songs ever,” admitting it’s at the top of his own workout playlist.
The interview continued, spanning topics such as the time 50 Cent was famously shot and nearly killed, his relationship with his son, his book Playground, society and the way children are raised and his current United Nations/Street King endeavors, including his seemingly dead-serious desire to help feed a billion of the world’s hungry people.
It was an insightful and interesting interview with one of hip hop’s most interesting personalities, and worth checking out.
Watch the full 50 Cent interview from Piers Morgan Tonight