Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson Sheds Light on His New Role in 'Southpaw'

The rapper plays a childhood friend of boxing champ Billy Hope, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.
3:15 | 07/24/15

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Curtis "50 crept" Jackson hits the screen in "Southpaw" manager of Billy hope played by Jake gyllenhaal and so happy to have Curtis with us. Before we talk about the movie I want to talk about headlines you've been making. You've had difficult financial issues and you've testified in court. Yeah, it wasn't that difficult. It's just, you know, I have to re-adjust -- reorganize my finances and for various -- I have various liabilities in different cases that I have to, you know protect? We saw you on instagram. You said in front of this picture of a smart car with the caption "Times are hard out here". Yeah, times are hard and need to get a little smart car. But times are good professionally because this movie "Southpaw" is incredible. You're phenomenal in it, as well. We hear the director Antoine Fuqua wanted you in it because you have ties to the boxing world. Yeah, my involvement with the sport of boxing comes from my relationship with the top fighters in it, you know, me and Floyd is why I was involved in the sport of boxing, period. And it gave me some information for this actual character in this project. Your character is incredible. Jordan, let's -- I want to take a look at a clip. You're trying to convince Billy, Jake gyllenhaal's character, to get back in the ring after a tragedy. Let's watch. Every time I seen you fight you climb in there alone. Every time you bled you bled your blood. When you sat down on that stool and it felt like death and you felt like you couldn't get up, you got up. You did that. You need to get back to that. The way you grew up, on the streets. It's a big deal. What you doing, man. Your character Jordan starts out with good intentions then he falls into a gray area. Is that very similar to what happens in real life? Yeah, because, you know, the promoters all have business in mind and at points the fighters, financially they get in a cycle of fight, spending money, fight. They want all the money so at the point in their career they started out together, Jordan and Billy and they finally reach a point where he's getting the largest contract of his career and he doesn't want to sign the contract. Did you draw from some personal experiences. Yeah, I've worked with fighters at different points like they'll need the money financially and won't take the fight so I understand that. Yeah, well, you know what, you obviously have shown what a phenomenal acting career you have. You also were the executive producer and star of the hit show "Power". Oh, yes. And maybe you heard his music. You know, a little music career there on the side, as well. You recently had your debut single "Get low" off your album coming out in the fall. Is there anything that you don't do? Just curious? I'm moving around. I'm trying to figure out other things to try, challenge myself. You know, like I -- I have other film projects that I'm working on at the same time so they'll see me put additional television programming together. Curtis Jackson isn't going anywhere. Thank you so much. Phenomenal work in the film. "Southpaw" is in theaters now.

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