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50 Cent's Films, Books and Condoms

Posted: January 12th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Controversial rapper 50 Cent stated that he will put his name to a line of condoms to promote safer sex to his younger fans.

News of the move came as 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, was discussing his new series of novellas, "The Ski Mask Way," "Death Before Dishonor" and "Baby Brother." The rapper told the New York Post that the series complement the music he makes and the books feature themes of drugs, women and sex.

"The kids, and people in general, become immune when you constantly beat them over the head - 'read a book, read a book, read a book'. We have to be a little more creative about it. It's the same with safe sex. As opposed to being part of a safe-sex campaign, I'm going to make condoms and donate a part of the proceeds to HIV awareness," he said.

"The Ski Mask Way" is already scheduled to be made into a film, according to reports, and will feature 50 Cent in some way.

He appeared in the film "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" in 2005, a film loosely based on the rapper's life before he found fame. The promotional posters caused huge controversy in the US, offending anti-gun lobbyists. On the posters, 50 Cent is shown from the back with a gun tucked into his belt and holding a baby.

That controversy followed an earlier storm over 50 Cent's role in Reebok's 'I Am What I Am' campaign. A TV ad showing the rapper counting to nine, referring to the number of times he was shot at in a planned hit in 2000, was pulled by Reebok after 55 complaints.

50 Cent also has his own line of G-Unit branded clothing, vitamin water and video games.

Source: New York Post, BrandRepublic


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