New 50 Cent pics circulating across the internet are shocking fans and haters alike. Looking dedicated to acting, the G-Unit boss dropped over fifty pounds to play the role of an ex-football player diagnosed with cancer.

“When I saw these new 50 cent pictures I was shocked and thought it was photoshopped. The dedication and time it must have taken him to drop the weight must have been amazing,” says Hip Hop artist C.KHiD.

Normally around an average of 214 pounds of lean body, 50 Cent was down to a reported 160 pounds at the time of the new pictures. Curtis Jackson said he lost the weight by going on a liquid diet and spending three hours daily on the treadmill. He repeated this process for 9 weeks straight.

On his official website ThisIs50, 50 cent admitted he was starving during the 9 week period. Before his tour “The Invitation” he said he also had to gorge on food to get back on point.

The new 50 Cent pics also reveals he has removed various tattoos from his arms and normally visible body. Looking to increase his appeal to film producers, the dedicated entertainer spent thousands for the removal lasering.

“It cuts down on the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up,” he told, adding that he will keep his back tattoo.

The new 50 Cent tour kicks off Friday in Cleveland. A United States tour, it will hit his hometown of New York City on June 22.

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C.KHiD Yeah Yeah Music Video , released the evening of May 20th on Youtube