50 Cent’s weight loss sparks debate over crash diets

Losing a few pounds for a movie is one thing, but 50 Cent took it to the extreme level...

From The Star

50 Cent might have to change the lyrics to one of his hits: “Yo skinny, it’s your birthday…” The rapper, who was born Curtis Jackson, recently set the Internet aflame after posting pictures of himself looking emaciated on his Twitter page. It turns out the usually muscular rapper lost more than 50 pounds over nine weeks for a role as a cancer-stricken football player in his upcoming film, Things Fall Apart.

The rapper-turned-actor says that he went on an all liquid diet and ran on a treadmill for three hours a day to drop from 214 pounds to 160 in just over two months. 50 told the Associated Press that it was the second time he was on all liquid diet; the first was in 2000 after he was shot in the mouth, and he dropped to 157 pounds.

“This time it was a lot tougher for me,” the 6-foot-tall rapper told the Associated Press.

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