50 Cent has come a long way since his “In Da Club” days! From serving Thanksgiving meals to families in NYC to donating 250 meals to Feeding America for every pair of SMS headphones he sells, he’s totally transformed from playa to philanthropist. We recently kicked it with Fiddy to discuss his passion for charity work and whether or not he’d date a girl who doesn’t volunteer.
I'm feeling like 50’s gonna have to retire the classic lyric, “I’m into havin’ sex, I ain’t into makin’ love,” ‘cause he's SO a lover now. “10 years ago, [giving back] would probably be the furthest thing from my mind,” he said. “In hip hop culture -- and a lot of music culture -- if it ain’t about money, it doesn’t make sense. It takes for you to achieve a certain level of success that you actually start to be conscious of your legacy and what you’re remembered for.”
And although 50 doesn’t require the women he dates to volunteer, he does say he’s more likely to notice someone who gives back. “The majority of people that I see resonate the strongest are people who help people,” he said. So if you’re trynna have a baby by 50, baby, be a millionaire, ya best change outta those party clothes, step into an apron, and get that a** to a local food bank, boo! Watch the clips, and take action below to find volunteer opportunities near you.
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