50 Cent worries that a lot of quarantined people will just stay at home & ‘get fat’

50 Cent Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

Is 50 Cent cancelled? I’m really asking, because he disgusts me these days and I wanted to check to make sure that we’re all on the same page. 50 Cent has spent a lot of time harassing Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King because they dare to talk about predators, rapists and abusers of all races. In 50 Cent’s mind, women like Oprah and Gayle have an obligation to whitewash the criminal acts of men like Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson and Kobe Bryant. F–k that. Anyway, here’s another reason to dislike 50 Cent: during a global pandemic, he’s worried about people getting “fat.”

50 Cent is truly worried about the health and wellness of others during the quarantine. The “In Da Club” rapper, 44, gave an interview for WSJ. Magazine’s series, “My Monday Morning,” and spoke of his isolation experience amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“This is day five, right here. I feel there are no safer options out here. There’s not much. I guess when I want to go to the gym I’ll go to a track and I’ll just run outside,” 50 Cent said of his isolation experience. “Still, you know what they say, keep your social distance. Being conscious of that.”

Though the musician is passionate about keeping up with his exercise regimen, he warned that others aren’t sharing his physical zest. “But a lot of people are not making adjustments, so they’re just going to sit home and they’re going to get fat. They’ll get fat.”

The “Power” star also said he’s turning to “really fit” women on social media to help him train instead of using his personal trainer. “Yeah, on Instagram, stuff like that. For me, it’s something like, I don’t want to not be able to do it when it’s a girl telling me to do it. When you’re training legs, you should definitely train with women, because that’s all they train. After a while you’re like, ‘Yo, what is this?’ You know what I’m saying? Like, ‘What the f–k you all been doing in here?’”

Most of all, however, Jackson condemned those who are not yet practicing social distancing, as the CDC and other health experts recommend. He remarked on the photos of packed beaches in Florida and California that cause outrage over the weekend.

“People don’t hear alarms, they only see fires. A lot of them on South Beach and stuff like that, when they go out they’re only thinking about, ‘It’s spring break. It’s my time to have fun,’ instead of considering what’s really going on right now. Go home so you can have another spring break at some point!” he said, addressing young people. “Do you want this to be your last spring break?! What the f—, bro? It’s not safe, I don’t understand.”

[From Page Six & Pop Culture]

That wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, although now is not the moment for anyone to really stress about “getting fat.” People have been tweeting a lot about their quarantine weight gain already, and everyone on Twitter has pretty much agreed that everyone will gain 15 pounds and no one is going to say sh-t about it to anyone else when this whole thing is over. Sure, stay active, go for a run, go for a walk if you can, exercise at home if you can, meditate and deep breathe and don’t worry about your weight right now. There are bigger things happening. As for what he says about watching what fit women are doing because they train their legs a lot… I mean, it’s true?

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  1. Q T Hush says:

    Does his name reflect his IQ? Maybe he thinks it’s still 1950? Wow, at least this proves the “American Dream” is alive and well for those that lack social awareness. ie trash in WH.

  2. L says:

    I mean, that’s certainly what I’m doin’. 🥴

  3. BlueSky says:

    In my mind he’s been cancelled for a long time. He’s a misogynist POS. He’s petty and childish and harassed anyone who dares criticize him for anything. I think he’s a bully while other people think he’s harmless and funny. He’s an example of what I’ve said before of some black men who can exercise the ability to be the oppressed and the oppressor. Women, to him, are fine as long as they prop him up, never challenge him, aren’t threatening in anyway,and who let him do what he wants because “I pay the bills.”

    • Seraphina says:

      I’ve never seen that side of him- except in the songs but most of the rap has that underlying theme due to the environment they are singing about.

      I heard him in a couple of interviews and he seemed pretty low key and funny.

    • Bucky Bieber says:

      @BS: You sound like you’ve put a lot of thought into this.

      • Christina says:

        @Bucky Bieber, a lot of the blogs run by a Black folks cover the beefs he creates and the people he hurts. If you follow African American blogs, you don’t have to “spend a lot of time” to determine that he is a douche. He’s petty, selfish, and misogynistic. He didn’t pay child support to the mother of his oldest son for a long time, and the son isn’t close to him. He punished the young man for things he could control, and he tortured the mom is court when she was just trying to get child support that she was entitled to get for the boy.

        A couple broke up, and 50 is friends with the man. The man gave him an intimate video of her and 50 posted it online. Her name is Tiara Marí, and she sued under the revenge porn law. He has a lot of money. He could have settled, but it was about completely humiliating her. She lost in court. Now SHE owes 50 $34k. He publicizes that she hasn’t paid him all the time. Her crime? Talking about how angry she was at 50 and her ex for doing that to her.

      • Christina says:

        I can’t type: he punished his son for things that the child couldn’t control.

      • Original Jenns says:

        Exactly what Christina says (and Blue Sky). It’s easy to put little thought into it when you know the facts.

      • Bucky Bieber says:

        @Christina: Thanks for the update.

    • Christina says:

      @Bluesky, 💯. You are not wrong.

    • Rongela Redmond says:

      I agree 100%

  4. CROWHOOD says:

    That’s a lot of words coming from this man who has no neck.

  5. Babadook says:

    When it comes to fatness and COVID19, I (an actual fat woman) am concerned with 2 things:

    1) Trying to avoid all the fatphobic, triggering ‘I’m going to get fat’ rhetoric on social media so I don’t retrigger my eating disorder and bulimia – while stuck at home, with social media. So, that’s hard.

    2) Trying to avoid thinking about fact that if I do get sick, fatphobia could play a massive part in the quality of my treatment – because my body is more difficult to intubate and there are *some* doctors who might not think I’m as worthy a recipient of a ventilator as someone smaller. So that’s utterly terrifying.

    Things I’m not concerned with: 50 Cent’s opinion on anything, ever.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I hope you’re able to remain healthy throughout this quarantine, Babadook. Take care of yourself.

    • NLopez says:

      Im in recovery for an EDNOS. I hear you , & you are not alone. I am giving you a standing ovation in my studio apartment for your comment. Hang in there. Like JK Rowling once said, people act like being fat is the worst thing in the world to be. I can think of far worse things.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I’ve seen a meme on a few of my friends’ FB pages…it’s a woman leaning into a fridge in a red lacy teddy nightie thing, with a Before/After picture, and another one of my friends who also has suffered from an eating disorder (and STILL fights to control it) was like “but what if you already look like the after picture and you’re HAPPY with your body?” and it started a whole discussion on body positivity and shaming. a few of the commenters hadn’t really thought about that and it turned out to be educational for a few people.

    • emmy says:

      Yup. This dude is not helpful but really, what else is new.

      I have dealt with disordered eating and a horrible relationship with food and my body for over 20 years, since my early teens. It’s gotten better since I passed 30 but it’s there. When it became clear weeks ago that Europe was going to get hit hard as well, one of my thoughts was “Oh, maybe that means I have to postpone my vacation. That means more time to lose weight.” Listen, I cannot tell you how f*cking ashamed I was of that thought. Hasn’t entirely gone away either but of course I’ve managed to get some perspective sincen then. But people are dying and I have VERY vulnerable people in my family and my first thought was about MY WEIGHT! Maybe not my first thought but certainly one of the first.

      Diet culture and fitness culture are f*cked. Health must be the absolute no. 1 priority right now and apparently I don’t even need Mr. Half a Dollar to make me worried about my fat ass so he can f*ck right off.

      And I hear you about the treatment of overweight people. I’m not in the US but I’ve had some d*ckhead doctor tell me very off-hand that I might want to lose 25 pounds when I was 18 and frankly, not fat at all. A little chubby but not seriously overweight. I barely ate for months afterwards.

      In the past 2 years, two female family members had a hip replacement and BOTH were more worried about their weight than the surgery. My mother decided to start dieting IN THE HOSPITAL!

      I’ll stop ranting now. My point is, dude needs to STFU.

    • ooshpick says:

      Power to you! @babadook

    • Christina says:

      Babadook, I’m rooting for you. People don’t understand how fatphobic they are, and they don’t get that a lot of the community can’t just start running up and down stairs and eating salad to fit into society’s BS, fat shaming culture.

      Yes, being fat effects health, but people are fat for various reasons that thin people don’t understand. Everyone doesn’t have the same body and life experience, and there are many things far worse than that.

      People who can control their weight should just do it and not judge those who can’t, and doctors are notorious for being horrible to fat people. I have a friend who had to switch her doctors a lot because they kept pressuring her to be thin, and she was emotionally and physically abused. She is lucky to be alive. Being fat is the least of her problems, so harping on her to lose weight is not constructive. As a matter of fact, for HER, it is dangerous to pressure her about it. Now she has a great doctor who gets it. Everybody doesn’t have to be Gal Gadot. How you look isn’t what worthiness as a human being should be about.

  6. GR says:

    So many of us waste so much of our time and resources trying to be “pretty” – which especially means thin. Imagine what we could achieve if we spent all that energy and money on our own success, or maybe on creating a little more justice and decency in our own small corner of the world.

    • WTW says:

      Weight is a health issue, and being overweight or obese can make an infectious disease like coronavirus more threatening. I had already lost 10 pounds before the gyms started closing because of COVID-19. My visit to the gym about two weeks ago was the last time I’ve driven anywhere. Since then, I purchased my own elliptical machine and have been using it to keep losing weight, strengthen my lungs, and boost my immune system. One of the reasons people of color and people in rural areas may be more likely to be fatal victims of COVID-19 is the obesity problem we have. Most of my family falls into the overweight/obese category, and I, myself, have been going back and forth between normal weight and overweight over the past few years. To me, coronavirus is a wake-up call to get as healthy as possible. Type II diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, etc. are all major issues in communities of color, and being overweight/obese is the top reason why. Losing weight isn’t just a vanity issue; it is a health issue. So while 50 Cent may be problematic, I don’t think he’s wrong to have this concern.

    • frenchtoast says:

      You’re also investing in yourself if you workout and eat healthy. Not only you’ll feel better and have more energy and will be able to do a lot of other things, you won’t get tons of illnesses as you get older.
      How you look also has an impact on your mental state, it is what it is.

      • SomeChick says:

        One can be fat yet fit.

        All of this is still fat shaming!

        As far as Fitty, he is an ass. And red beans and rice didn’t miss him!

        I gotta get out of here, this convo is triggering.

  7. Tila says:

    I had to stop watching power because I couldn’t stand seeing his stupid face mumble out his words.

  8. Anna says:

    Yeah, I don’t see how this is really an issue right now. Like, yes, people should try to find a way to stay safely active during this period if they can…but that has more to do with mental health than weight loss, IMO.

    Weight is not anyone’s primary concern right now, nor should it be. 50 Cent is an out of touch idiot who thinks he has something valuable to say. He’s wrong.

  9. manda says:

    well, joke’s on him, both my doctor and my dog’s doctor tell me that you won’t lose weight from exercising, it’s about what you eat. So, conversely, I would think I wouldn’t get fat from refraining from exercise, although maybe a bit gooey.

    Now, if he commented that people seem to be eating their faces off, then yes, that will make them fat. I am trying really hard to not overdo it but we have so much stuff to eat!

    • lizzieb says:

      And some of us stocked upon snacks which are going faster than the regular food. Oops. Will try to do better. This guy though is still an a**hat.

  10. Seraphina says:

    I love 50 and his interviews are always entertaining. Maybe FAT wasn’t the right word he should have chosen but I too am trying to get a schedule going so I don’t put on extra pounds while sitting at home all day.

    • Christina says:

      Seraphina, I liked him a lot, too, but he’s demonstrated over the years what a misogynist and cruel person he is. I don’t support anything he does.

      He’s like Tom Cruise to me. I can’t unsee Tom’s crazy, and I can’t unsee Curtis’ narcissistic misogyny and need to humiliate people. Their money insulated them from consequences.

      • Seraphina says:

        Christina, I read the posts above about the child support and such. Not right but any stretch of the imagination. Is he trying to turn himself around or is he just like: whatevs?

  11. Sarah says:

    You’re damn right I’m gaining weight in quarantine, Curtis. And I don’t care what anyone thinks about it. Byeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  12. lili says:

    He’s cancelled but let’s be honest and light for a while. We’ll come back heavier! No exercise staying at home eating!

  13. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    What an a-hole.

  14. chicken tetrazzini! says:

    Ok, so he does have one minor point that I ran across again yesterday. I wanted to work upper body and core and every single video that was longer than 10 minutes involved jump squats and serious leg work. Every day can’t be leg day and I am physically capable of doing more than 10 minutes of upper body weight training FFS

  15. TeamAwesome says:

    This fatty is stress eating organic raspberries and Greek yogurt with the occasional donut thrown in because variety. I’m stuck at home with my asthma, grateful for a teaching salary and thinking this wasn’t a great year to be up for tenure. As the song says: whatever gets you through the night, it’s alright.

  16. Rose says:

    I’d never let myself gain 15 pounds, if I did I’d stay inside till it was gone .

    • ChillyWilly says:

      On wow, I honestly feel sorry that you base that much of your self worth on your appearance. Looks fade, my dear.

      • Rose says:

        Thank you ! I know I’m messed up about my body image, always have been and honestly I would never judge anyone like I do myself. Though to be fair 15 pounds would look like 30 on my short arse .

    • NotHeidisGirl says:

      Wow! I have…no words. Except this makes me sad for you.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Yeah… what a disordered way of thinking.

    • Doodle says:

      I can gain and lose 15 pounds without thinking. My weight has been all over the place my entire adult life. It’s a good thing I’m a freakin awesome person on the inside and my husband, kids and friends love me for who I am and not the extra weight. I suggest you start to love yourself for who you are and not what you look like, you will have a much more fulfilling life. Trust me, I’ve been there and know what I’m talking about.

    • Valerie says:

      I’m not going to shame you for your honesty because I know where you’re coming from. I think it’s fine for you to be conscious of your weight, but not to the point where you become so *self*conscious that you limit what you do.

  17. Golly Gee says:

    He seems like a deep thinker. /s

  18. Texas says:

    He ain’t wrong. All I’ve been doing is cooking, baking and eating.

  19. judith a reeder says:

    Id rather stay inside and get fat, than go outside and get dead!!!

  20. Truthiness says:

    Well he doesn’t looked like he missed any meals.

    • SomeChick says:

      He sure doesn’t. What a jerk.

      That’s a nice suit – though a bit too tight. Matching plaids like that is a real pain!

    • Deering24 says:

      Methinks this is major projection on his part. Amazing how many men insist women be twigs while they get to chow down.

  21. Ariela says:

    I’ve been using this as an opportunity to go on a diet. I travel a lot for work and although I try to make healthy choices it’s not always easy. Now: one weekly shop, only healthy food in the house, no restaurants open to go for a meal and or course, no travel.

  22. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He needs to focus on his own reflection.

  23. fifee says:

    Im already a fat b*****d and its not going anywhere soon with this lockdown …. my fridge has become my new friend!

  24. Leah says:

    Will never understand people who worry about other people’s weight and have to comment about it. Keep your eyes on your own waistline 50.

  25. PlaidSheets says:

    He’s always been reprehensible and will never change. Cancel away!

  26. smee says:

    Fiddy – that ship has sailed

  27. Original Jenns says:

    I don’t like how he’s saying he follows women for exercises because he basically says he won’t let women can’t best him (I can’t not do it if a woman is telling me to do it). He’s a misogynist loser who is cruel and mean. He needs to worry about himself. And, fit or fat, I’m guessing most women are not interested in him these days.

    We do need to worry about health during these days but we need to listen to ourselves and our doctors, not 50 In Da Club.

  28. BountyHunter says:

    Sorry fofty. Eff off.

  29. IntheKnow says:

    50 cents is what happens when one is rich yet uneducated, lacks common sense with zero empathy.

  30. Gwen says:

    He has no room to talk as he’s been getting fat for quite awhile now.

  31. puravidacostarica says:

    I don’t know, is it just me, but 50 Cent looks fat to me. A bit hypocritical.

  32. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    He just got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame so I don’t think he is cancelled. I don’t care about him either way.

  33. magdalena says:

    I don’ have any problems with it. “But a lot of people are not making adjustments, so they’re just going to sit home and they’re going to get fat” ….it’s true? it’s all about making adjustments to current situation….