50 Cent Explains Shocking Weight Loss Pics

Rapper 50 Cent recently explained the challenges he faced after dropping over 50 pounds for his role as a cancer patient in the upcoming movie Things Fall Apart.

In order to lose the weight, 50 Cent sustained himself with a liquid diet, in addition to running on a treadmill for three hours each day for nine weeks.

"I had to discipline myself not to actually have myself be in the physical state to convey the energy I felt,” 50 Cent told the Associated Press. “It's a passion project for me.”

The rapper went from 214 pounds to 160 during the nine-week period that he was on the diet. He is now back up to 198 pounds.

50 Cent is executive producer of Things Fall Apart through his Cheetah Vision Films company.

Things Fall Apart is based on a true story about a friend of 50 Cent’s, a football star who finds out he has cancer in his final year in college.

The movie also stars Ray Liotta and Lynn Whitfield and is being directed by Mario Van Peebles.