Curtis James Jackson III, known to most people as 50 Cent, has yet to release his much discussed and delayed sixth album, “Street King Immortal.” But he has a good excuse for that. Fifty’s been busy. The rapper and actor, who has survived financial hardships and multiple gunshot wounds, is filming the fifth season of the Starz series “Power,” (while advocating for its survival), serving as the host of a new late-night comedy show, 50 Central, on BET, and promoting his next movie, “Den of Thieves,” opening Jan. 19. He also just announced two new shows with Crackle, Sony’s streaming service, “The Oath” and “RPM,” and a new development deal with Starz and Lionsgate. The 42-year-old lives by himself in Midtown West.
NINE HOURS I’m usually out of bed by 9. In my business, that’s early. When I’m in the middle of recording an album, I could be in the studio until 3 or 4 in the morning, but on Saturday nights, I go to sleep at 11:30 or midnight and get a good nine hours of rest. I need it — it helps me refresh my body.
EGG-WHITE EXCLUSIVE I want something in my system before I head to the gym, and like to eat healthy so I normally go for four egg whites. I’m not a coffee person at all. Generally, I don’t like to have a lot of caffeine.
TWO GYMS, ONE TRAINER I love working out so much that I belong to two gyms. One has great views of the city, and changing up my exercise environment gives me the motivation to work out hard. I use the same trainer, Jay Cardiello, at both places. The sessions change depending on what I’m training for. If I’m doing a role where I need a lot of muscle, I do a lot of weight training. If I’m going for a lean look, we do a lot of cardio including plyometrics and a lot of reps of light weights.