50 Cent to Host ‘Forever Young Day’ in Queens
Fatherhood has had a profound effect on 50 Cent, whose 14-year-old son Marquise Jackson has inspired him to help out in the community. The rapper will host 'Forever Young Day,' a six-hour event intended to spur neighborhood children to become more involved with the community, keep off the streets and get more exercise.
"I want to be able to go and talk to them and [have] them really feel what my experience has been," he told New York Daily News of the event, taking place in his hometown of South Jamaica, Queens at Baisley Park this Saturday. "Technology is keeping them still. [...] You don't see that anymore."
The 35-year-old emcee attempted a similar event last year that was postponed due to security issues surrounding his performance. Following the mayhem surrounding a free Drake concert earlier this month in downtown New York City, the NYPD asserts that it will provide adequate security for the surrounding area.
50, who is currently on a U.S. leg of his Invitation Tour that's headed to Brazil next month, has most recently been in the news for his dramatic weight loss of 50 pounds for a film role. "I put the weight back on," he said. "I'm not back in shape, but my size is back." His upcoming fifth album, 'Black Magic,' is inspired from his overseas adventures, sporting a more soulful, mature sound than previous efforts. The album is expected to hit stores later this year.