The Rapper Claims His Mother Taught Him To Win Fights With Weapons During Childhood

Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson

50 Cent recently told Page Six that his mom put toys in socks to create makeshift weapons for him to use during altercations at the park when he was a child.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said that he included the odd prison-yard tactic in his new show, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan.”



[A scene] from the first episode where Kanan gets beat up and he goes back in the house and his mother puts the toys in the socks, he said.

“That really happened; that was from my life.” 50 said. “I got bumped around a lot in the park but I was more afraid of my mom than the people I got bumped around [by]."

Jackson's mother, Sabrina, passed away in a house fire when he was just 8-years-old. This means she must have taught him the dirty sock trick when he was very young.

He revealed that his mom was the first person that taught him to be tough.

“She was my mom and my dad," he said. "She determined when she should be soft and when she should be firm.”