don't think it makes me a role model. I
think it makes me inspiring. Cos I'm from
the bottom I think they look at me and go
'well, if he made it, I can make it'.
I made How To Rob, I was on
a major label with Celine Dion, Mark Anthony,
Mariah Carey, all of these big stars. I
had to make a record that made people ask
Who is 50 Cent?
felt trapped. I was under the thumb of people
who were mostly interested in keeping me
doing exactly the same thing. But Im
not blaming anyone. You learn fast in this
business and, once I knew where I wanted
to go, I didnt let anyone get in my
own experience has shown that you can survive
after going through terrible times at home
and I give my utmost support to those women
and young people living with the threat
of domestic abuse... Don't suffer in silence
because help is out there.
a strong female - don't be afraid of the
flack that goes along with that.
wanted to explore some of the music that
had inspired me coming up. Ive always
been a huge fan of soul. I love real rock
& roll and hip-hop, of course, is one
of my biggest influences. I wanted it all.
music I want to make is something people
can relate to, or music where I can somehow
be that voice that they can't find for themselves.
over the moon. As Richard Branson Astronaut
rather than Richard Branson entrepreneur,
my wife will find me even harder to live
was trouble - and always in trouble. Aged
eight I still couldn't read. In fact, I
was dyslexic and short-sighted. Despite
sitting at the front of the class, I couldn't
read the blackboard. Only after a couple
of terms did anyone think to have my eyes
tested. Even when I could see, the letters
and numbers made no sense at all.
that in a way we're not showing girls something
that they aren't capable of, right now.
The angels aren't out there going, 'By the
way, this is who you should be and this
is where women
are going to end up.' I think we're holding
up a mirror to women right now and saying
that this is who you are, what you're
capable of, and what you are doing at
is a supreme virtue, and the great
channel through which the mercy of God
is passed on to mankind. It is the virtue
that unites men and inspires
their noblest efforts.
choice of colors
does not rest on any scientific theory;
it is based on observation, on feeling,
on the experience
of my sensibility. Inspired
by certain pages of Delacroix, an artist
like Signac is preoccupied with complementary
colors, and the theoretical knowledge
of them will lead him to use a certain tone
in a certain place. But I simply try to
put down colors which render my sensation.
one in the world wants to get back on the
pitch as much as I do.
I hope to maintain my credibility after
I stop playing. Because, yes of course,
now I play and I score goals and children
all over are mad about me. Not just poor
children - all children. We can make them
really happy by the way we play, though
I have to say that it's the poor ones that
I think of most, the ones who can't come
and watch the games at the stadium. We mean
so much to them. That's why I'm so committed
to this work. Later, after you've stopped
playing, it's harder to have the same impact.
But I will give it a go. I want to continue
doing this kind of work for ever.
just great to be among the best players
in the world.
we are looking for are leaders
at every level who can energize, excite
rather than enervate, depress