Has 50 Cent lost 55 pounds for a movie role?

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Could these pictures of beefy rap star 50 Cent be real?

That’s the talk on fan sites this morning after reports surfaced that the In Da Club star had shed an astonishing amount of weight for a movie role.

Media reports claim 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, lost 25 kilograms to play a cancer sufferer in Things Fall Apart.

Fan site ThisIs50.com posted pictures of the gaunt artist, with comments from the artist claiming he had been on a liquid-only diet.

Full story: 50 Cent’s dramatic weight loss for movie role – Sydney Morning Herald