Throughout his career, rapper 50 Cent has made a name for himself by revealing both scandalous and personal details about his life to the public in both song and in film. Now, in a new documentary for VH1 titled, “50 Cent: the Origin of Me,” the G-Unit boss reveals tha he was adopted by his grandmother.
In a preview for the documentary, 50 Cent travels to Edgefield, S.C., his grandparents’ hometown, to trace his family’s roots and while visiting a local high school, 50 Cent opens up to the students about his adoption.
“It feels good for me to learn more about my actual history,” said 50 Cent to an auditorium of students. “A lot of people don’t know, but I’m adopted. Yeah, my grandmother adopted me after my mother passed away. So she’s like my legal guardian. My grandparents were from out here, so the last time I was out here I was like 6 years old.”
Besides the topic of his adoption, the documentary will also delve into the rapper’s ancestor’s confrontation with slave owners and controversy over the Confederate flag.
“50 Cent: The Origin of Me” premieres on VH1 on Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m. EST. Watch the preview below.
What do you think of 50 Cent’s revelation about his adoption? Will you be tuning into the documentary? –nicholas robinson