50 Cent took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday and said his recent weight loss of more than 40 pounds was due to time spent in the gym and not from taking Ozempic.
The Grammy-winning rap artist, 48, was seen sitting in a vehicle and wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers ball cap in a clip shared with his 30.8 million followers.
The In da Club rapper responded after his followers discussed how he was able to shed the pounds in a series of social media posts that he posted earlier in the week when he looked slim.
50 Cent, whose full name is Curtis Jackson, appeared to be in a relaxed mood as he clarified weight loss speculation.
“You wanna talk about weight loss, I've been in the gym, I've been working out a hell of a lot, man,” said the rapper, whose hits include Candy Shop, PIMP and If I Can't.
50 Cent, 48, took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday and said his recent weight loss of more than 40 pounds was the result of time spent in the gym, not taking Ozempic
He continued: “They will say it is Ozempic; I ran, I ran, I did what I had to do, you saw me on tour, I'm running around.'
50 Cent then got specific about the actual numbers, saying, “I weighed 253 pounds, I lost weight, I weigh 210 pounds now – tell me what you think about that. Tell me what you think about that later.”
The rapper then changed the subject and recommended the services of criminal defense attorney Drew Findling, who has represented high-profile clients in the past such as Cardi B, Offset and former President Donald Trump.
An insider confirmed to Page Six on Wednesday that the rapper did not use Ozempic and that the weight loss was the result of a “rigorous” eight-month workout plan that involved going to the gym “three hours a day, every day.”
The entertainer has been focusing on his fitness in preparation for his Final Lap tour, which began in July, the source said.
50 Cent's comments came about two years after he was mocked on social media for gaining weight during his halftime performance at Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
50 Cent was part of the all-star rap ensemble that performed at halftime of the game, which also included Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.
50 Cent's comments came about two years after he was mocked on social media for gaining weight during his halftime performance at Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
50 Cent performed during the halftime show while suspended upstairs, as originally done in his 2003 music video for In Da Club
Some social media users posted about 50 Cent's appearance in a part of the segment where he was hung upside down
50 Cent addressed critics who shamed him for his weight in an Instagram post in 2022 after the Super Bowl performance
In the first part of his segment, 50 Cent performed during the halftime show while suspended upstairs, repeating something he did in his 2003 music video for In Da Club.
Some social media users posted 50 Cent's performance and the musician addressed them in an Instagram post.
He said: “I call it teasing. They just tease me because they know I can lose weight. That's why I laugh with them. Fat shaming only applies if you are ashamed of your fat. LOL.'