It might come as a shock but before 50 Cent became known as 50 Cent, he used to earn his living by selling drugs. The rapper opened up to the media about his dangerous childhood, admitting he was only 12 when he started selling illegal substances to other people.
According to the multi-successful rapper, he had to start from somewhere and since legal work wasn’t an option for a 12 year old boy, he went for something illegal instead. He had been dealing for seven years before an undercover police officer busted him when he tried to sell him drugs. The 19-year-old then 50 Cent was given 9 years in jail but instead he spent only 7 months at a youth boot camp.
Of course, this information would immediately raise the question whether the rapper has ever been addicted or whether he is using drugs these days. 50 Cent stated that he has never used anything illegal himself. According to him, he’s too extreme and obsessive and knows his nature better than anybody. Thus, he can’t bring himself to falling into such a dangerous habit because he probably won’t be able to recover from it.