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50 Cent Turns Self-Help Guru, Mentors GQ Writer


The struggle that plagues Curtis Jackson b.k.a. 50 Cent is a well-documented archive but so are his successes.

As one of Hip-Hop’s biggest sellers prepares to attempt to make lightning strike in the same place twice, he moonlighted as a life coach for GQ’s Zach Baron to show us how to reach our own personal plateaus in life.

Not that Fiddy is the ideal role model for such a designation. He openly admits to Baron that his “life’s not right all the way.”

His campaign for the upcoming comeback album, Animal Ambition has been overshadowed by tension between himself and his teenaged son, Marquise. Headlines were illuminated a couple of weeks ago when Fiddy missed his high school graduation, despite having a valid reason.

“Me and my son, we don’t have a relationship anymore. It’s based on his mom,” he explained. “He’s adopted her way of thinking. I don’t have anything negative around the concept of kids.”

Despite the baby mama drama, 50 isn’t negative about concept of relationships, either. He earned his life coach billing by dropping jewels on Baron like ““I think friendship is the strongest form of relationship. Don’t ever forget to be friends. And you be conscious. Because there’s a point that your friendship would develop that it has so much value that it would become priceless. And at that point, you should consider marriage.”

The June 2014 issue of GQ is currently on newsstands. Click here to read the full 50 Cent story.

Photo: Chris Buck/GQ

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