50 Cent wants positive legacy
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 October 2014
50 Cent wants his legacy to involve the way he has helped others, not his creative output
50 Cent wants to be remembered for "helping others" more than his music or film work.
The 'Candy Shop' rapper took the time to "reflect" on the sort of person he wanted to be four years ago and wants to contribute to bettering society as much as possible.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I started assessing my legacy and how I want people to remember me.
Not as a guy who made a couple of cool songs or picked a couple of good roles in film and television, but more as someone who helped others the most. I spent so much time dealing with the business portion of the music business for 'Before I Self Destruct', it gave me enough time to reflect on who I want to be."
50 - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - jumped at the chance to be involved in educational reality show 'Dream School', which sees poor-performing students taught in a specialist school by teachers and celebrities and believes his own experiences inspire the youngsters because they can relate to him.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the show's second season, he said: "When the students get a chance to see people that are in a position that they can aspire to who have had similar tough situations in front of them, then they don't make excuses for not being successful and can identify with them.
"They look at the content you create that is aimed at the dysfunctional behavior in the communities you grew up in and they know you know. It's an opportunity to utilize your celebrity in the right way."