It was when 50 Cent was sent to live with his grandmother that he claimed to start adjusting to the street life.
When he was only twelve, 50 Cent began selling drugs and bringing guns with him on his school campus. Even after he was caught by the metal detectors at his school, he still continued doing what he did. When 50 Cent was sixteen years old, he was arrested for selling cocaine to an undercover police officer. After being released, he was arrested not too long after once police discover cocaine, heroine, and a gun in his household. Though he was given three to nine years in prison, he only served six months in a shock incarceration boot camp where he earned his GED. It was during that time that he adopted the name “50 Cent,” using it as a metaphor for “change,” which was 50 Cent’s goal for life. All that he had put himself through was due to the influences of his mother’s life and the goings-on in the neighborhood that he lived in.
As 50 Cent got older, he began to experiment with music, discovering his talents of rapping. He continued this until his career officially took off after meeting the famous rapper Eminem. Unfortunately, the life he grew up with was one that he kept with him during his music career, often using his experiences and situations as the foundations for the majority of his songs. However, things did change for him after the birth of his son in 1997, when 50 Cent became determined to give his son the life that he was deprived of when he grew up.
The way someone behaves in life or responds to situations usually goes hand-in-hand with how they were raised, or the situation in which they were raised, such as the environment of both the family and the neighborhood. 50 Cent, despite the birth of his son and his want to better his life because of his son, was still brought up in a way that would have an effect on who he