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50 Cent’s path to stardom was marred by an incident that left him injured by nine shots in 2000, something that became a topic in his music for the early portion of his career.

The G-Unit head honcho recalled the time he was sued by a doctor for an unpaid medical bill. The doctor saved his life after he was shot 9 times, then charged him 32G’s.

👀see how they make me out to be the bad guy no matter what. Boy it’s a good thing i learned not to care what people think of me.🤷🏽‍♂️I didn’t get on till 03, the doctor came back 👀looking for 32G’s. 😆I said man, get the f*ck outta here before you get shot. LOL #starzgettheapp #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi

50 Cent

Speaking to The Big Issue back in 2016, 50 said of the shooting:

When you get hurt as bad as I did, you become afraid of everything because you know anything can happen at any time. I got shot in the afternoon, broad daylight. So I got scared, and that made me harder than I was before. The only time I was comfortable was when I didn’t care. So I just said – f*ck it. When you have the pistol and you’re looking for them, your attention is shifted. You’re not afraid anymore. You’re like, ‘I hope that is them coming up the block now.’

50 Cent

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