G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently talked about the relationship he shares with his teenage son and how much of an influence his baby’s mother plays into his feelings.
In Fif’s opinion, Marquise Jackson does not view him as most kids see their fathers.
“17. He has, I don’t know if you should call it, a fear of me,” Fif said when asked how old his son is. “Yeah. Cause it’s like, his mother will traditionally say, “You wait till your father finds out.” Well, you know what, in certain areas, I feel like I’ve always made him feel like he’s the man when I’m not around, so it’s his job to make sure everything’s alright, to take care of your mother, to not give her a hard time.” (MTV Act Blog)
The G-Unit head also talked about executive producing the new “Dream School” reality series which is based on 15 high school dropouts that gave up school due to outside issues like bullying and ill-guided parenting.
“The class of people that you’re with, the circles that you enter. When you see people that are really well-accomplished — take these billionaires, you see that they have a strong sense of philanthropy; their connection to giving back is a strength. So to me — I ain’t in that actual space yet financially, but I’m still a billion dollars from where I came from, I’m a billionaire from that perspective, so I’ve already taken on some of these things.” (MTV Act Blog)
The new series officially premiered earlier this week via the Sundance Channel.
50 Cent said he’s excited to be part of the new Sundance series “Dream School” because the reality show focuses on uplifting people. “Dream School,” which debuted Monday (10 p.m. EDT), follows a group of high school dropouts who are trying to graduate. 50 Cent appears in the series with filmmaker Oliver Stone and actor David Arquette. “The actual reality programs that exist right now … kind of focus on the train wreck, and this show is more about providing opportunity,” the 38-year-old rapper said in an interview last week. (Billboard)
Aside from 50’s involvement, other high-profile entertainers are also behind the reality series.
“Dream School,” a six-part series, also features Jesse Jackson, journalist Soledad O’Brien, astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison and producer-rapper Swizz Beatz. 50 Cent, who has sold millions of albums and has appeared in films, is one of the show’s executive producers. (Ottawa Citizen)