50 Cent has lost a shocking 4st 2lbs for his role in upcoming film 'Things Fall Apart'. The 33 year old rapper lost the weight over nine weeks by going on a liquid diet and running on a treadmill for three hours a day.
In order to play one of his own childhood friends who died of cancer, Fiddy dropped from his normal weight of 15st 4lbs down to 11st 2lbs. Speaking to the Associated Press, Fiddy compared the process to the extreme weight loss he suffered after he was shot in the jaw in 2000 and could only drink liquids.
"This time it was a lot tougher for me ... I had to discipline myself not ... to actually have myself be in the physical state to convey the energy I felt. It's a passion project for me."
50 Cent follows in the footsteps of actors like Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Christian Bale, who have also lost extreme amounts of weight for film roles. The rapper has said that he drew inspiration from others' experieces.
"When it started getting difficult, I was looking to see what their experience was like and I got a chance to see all of the interviews they had at different time periods when they were doing promotion for the projects."
50 Cent posted a number of pictures on Twitter, and admitted that he was "starving" during his period of weight loss. Fiddy also had a number of tattoos removed for the project. He is now back to eating normally, and says he'll "be back in shape in no time".