50 CENT FINALLY RESPONDS TO SUPER BOWL FAT-SHAMERS
After receiving criticism for his unexpected presence during the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show in February, 50 Cent has finally responded to those who dubbed him “fat.”
50 responded to criticism of his physique during a recent visit to 97.9 The Box in Houston, Texas, saying jokes about his alleged weight gain were highly exaggerated.
“They said I was fat at the Super Bowl,” he said before standing up to show he’s more fit than fat. “I’m bigger than I was in the original [‘In Da Club’] video, but damn, I ain’t fat!”
He then joked: “After the Super Bowl, I’ve been hungry since, man. I’ve been hungry, I’ve been getting it off.”
When 50 Cent performed his 2003 hit song “In Da Club” during the Super Bowl Halftime Show while hanging upside down in a white tank top, just like in the song’s music video, the fat jokes started to circulate on social media.
Surprisingly, 50 accepted the jabs after the show and posted a picture of D12 rapper Bizarre hanging upside down in the band’s 2004 “My Band” video with the remark, “Who the fvck did this?”
When images of his dramatic 54-pound weight loss for the 2011 movie All Things Fall Apart reappeared on social media, 50 Cent previously addressed his weight.
“see how people make fun of discipline, but can’t even lose weight to look good,” he fired back on Instagram. “Then if you call them fat your shaming them. get the fuck out.”
In his interview with 97.9 The Box, 50 Cent covered a variety of topics. The Power tycoon also addressed former G-Unit signees holding him responsible for their professional failures.
“What’s ill is, when you’re in the seat, the driver’s seat, a lot of times — no, every time — something goes wrong, it’s your fault,” he said. “If you ask artists why their career didn’t go the way they want, it’s the [fault of the] record label. See what I’m saying?
“I happened to become the record label; so all of those artists that were around and didn’t do exactly what they thought they were supposed to do, it’s my fault that it didn’t. They give it to me individually now, like it’s not the company, it’s him.”
He added: “The other people are upset because they felt like they coulda did it, ‘if you had did it for me. So it’s your fault you didn’t do it for me.’ I can’t make people buy records.”