AceShowbiz - It was wild for 50 Cent. He could have lost his life in the hands of a would-be killer who shot the rapper nine times in a near-fatal attack. The bullets hit the musician's hand, arm hips, legs, chest and face.
It was said that his attempted murder was because of the rapper's unreleased track, "Ghetto Qu'ran", which lyrics talked about drug dealers from the 1980s in his neighbourhood of South Jamaica, Queens - specifically Kenneth McGriff. His alleged attacker, Darryl Baum, Mike Tyson's close friend and bodyguard, was killed three weeks after the shooting.
Due to the brutal attack, the rapper had to be hospitalized for 13 weeks. His tongue was permanently swollen because of the shot. Additionally, it left him with a slur in his voice, which later creates his unique rapping voice.
However, that didn't make him small. If anything, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, made use of the experience as his inspiration for his album and film "Get Rich Or Die Tryin' ".