50 Cent has lost a considerable amount of weight.
It is crazy that he loss this much weight for a role. The role is for a movie called “Things Fall Apart” directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by 50 Cent and Brian Miller. He lost a 54 pounds to play the role of a character with cancer.
From MTV, (("It's myself, Mario Van Peebles, Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield, and it's a project that I wrote, produced and financed myself," he said of the film. "It's about a Heisman hopeful who could possibly be going to the league and everyone is assuming he's gonna make it, and then he's hit with an illness. I had a friend of mine who actually experienced cancer, and it's what motivated me to write this screenplay. You don't have to make everything personal, but that project was. That's why I committed to playing a role where I lost 54 pounds. I had to discipline myself enough until I achieved it but ... I got it." ))