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Video: 50 Cent Proves He was Really Shot 9 Times

By August 9, 2013

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A reader once emailed me to complain that my 50 Cent profile is misleading. The point of contention? Did 50 really get shot nine times? The reader claims that Fif took three bullets, not nine. Some of 50's detractors (including The Game) have also called him out on the claim.

If you're among those in doubt, check out this video interview with Allhiphop.com in which 50 attempts to prove that he was really shot nine times by pointing the camera to his bullet wounds. Don't forget to keep count.

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June 10, 2007 at 1:16 am
(1) crystal says:

I don’t think 50 should have to prove a damn thing.We should already know that he wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t nothing but the truth

June 10, 2007 at 11:04 am
(2) ralphie says:

the breh shows 3 scars and there is only a count to 6 wtf!

June 10, 2007 at 1:20 pm
(3) Illmatic620 says:

hey H, i think i was that reader :p

June 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm
(4) g freshh says:

iunno watt crystals talking bout..ALOT of rapper lie bout madd things juss to appear gangstaa.. and yee i only seen 50 show 6 placess so iunno styll.. and i heard that theres a police record that sayss he only got shot 3 timess

August 17, 2011 at 3:13 am
(5) frank says:

Look at a picture of 50 cent with out his shirt on that is zoomed in on his chest or back you will see more bullet wounds

June 11, 2007 at 1:43 am
(6) danny says:

This video doesn’t prove anything

June 13, 2007 at 11:49 am
(7) Pdogg says:

Who gives a SH** how many times he got shot. Most rappers lie about themselves anyway. You will never know who is telling the truth VS. a lie with these guys. Most rap artists are like pro wrestlers. Its fake but entertaining. Maybe a hand few of these guys are genuine…..bottom line they just want to sell records. Most of them will sell there soul, mom (or LIE) to get paid or to get street cred. Its all fiction.

June 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm
(8) cosmin says:

not everyone ! Eminem never lied !!1

July 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm
(9) 24r says:

yea except about living in a trailer, being abused by his mother,kim,his whole personality not being coppied from cage,

besides that hes never lied!

June 13, 2007 at 8:20 pm
(10) thiago says:

[blue]oi 50 cent sou seu melhor fâ do brasil.qeria ter seu dvd e cd e também um passe para ai onde você ta flwssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 14, 2007 at 8:03 am
(11) Stone says:

Big Up Pdogg! Get real about HipHop, rappers are poets and most is fiction whether based on real life events or not.

June 16, 2007 at 4:07 am
(12) Teck says:

50 got shoot 3 times he needs to get over it i mean come on who gets shoot 9 times and lives man they even showed the police report…one in the jaw(thats why he talks like a puss) and two in and outs.

May 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm
(13) ur just a puss says:

he is a great rapper and he doesn’t sound like a puss…so stfu

June 19, 2007 at 7:37 pm
(14) LUVVINN FIDDY says:

who cares wat da video shows he was shot as many times as he said he was. I LOVE FIDDY

June 20, 2007 at 11:11 pm
(15) chris says:

even if he wasn’t shot 9… we all agree he was shot 3 times. thats 3 times more than most people, still pretty impressive

June 24, 2007 at 5:54 am
(16) whocares says:

3 is still impressive, who cares. I would like to see each and every one of you get shot in the face three times.

June 25, 2007 at 6:45 am
(17) BLOODHOUND 07 - $$$D says:


August 7, 2007 at 11:09 pm
(18) A-Dog says:

The Video Is Gone???Why dont you post it on Veoh?

October 5, 2007 at 1:36 pm
(19) mike says:

50 cent is a fu$&%* beast!!!fo sho

October 25, 2007 at 3:40 pm
(20) 1thug says:

anyone saying 50 is a fraud, let me shoot you three times, including once in the jaw and see how many times you will be able to say that you got shot.

November 12, 2007 at 10:20 pm
(21) selly says:

50 centis wack,dis nigga only got shot 3times,9 times my ass

November 27, 2007 at 9:01 pm
(22) The Game says:

50 cent was not shot 9 times. he was shot 3 times. 1 in the jaw 2 ins and outs. He was screamin like a baby. So he needs to stop tell them lies and check the medical records. Cause Doctor Made the ones on his Check. Ga Ga Ga Ga G-Unot

December 3, 2007 at 10:31 pm
(23) Mr. Jones says:

I thinkd

February 25, 2008 at 9:20 am
(24) james mcmurray says:

if 50 cent says he got shot 9 times well fcking did then wusnt make it up. just cause game a fcking poof

March 1, 2008 at 2:41 pm
(25) 50fan says:


March 1, 2008 at 6:05 pm
(26) T.J.S says:

Hey yo’
what does it matter how many times he got shot, if you guys are so bothered about him lying then let him feel guilty for that.. going all hardcore and calling him on here isn’t gona exactly prove anything. So do yourselfs a favour, and go somewhere else.. ‘Coz 50 is a legend, and nothing can take that away from him.

March 18, 2008 at 1:52 pm
(27) austin park says:

suck my dick hoe

May 28, 2008 at 7:02 pm
(28) gareth says:

50 cent woould not lie plus i have pictures of him thhat clearly show 9 bullet holes

July 7, 2008 at 8:06 pm
(29) cyrus says:

50 was shot 9 times, and people critisize just cus he lived, and the people that critisize are mad cus a lot of other people dont usually live, they mad cus he was lucky, besides he only had a 50/50 chance.

July 11, 2008 at 4:38 pm
(30) GoD says:

Ok for starters, the police in queens probably didnt really give a sh1t about drug related shootings so they probably half assed the police report. The police report could be forged completely in the first place so we cant really even be sure it’s true. Fifty wouldnt lie about getting shot. All you idiots who are dissing him because he MIGHT have only taken three bullets need to shut up because id love to see you shot three times… Much less survive… Fifty is the best there has ever been

August 23, 2008 at 8:00 am
(31) 50 is a Fag says:

50 did get shot 9 times, he took 3 bullets & Yayo shot off 6 times up his ass

September 3, 2008 at 8:21 pm
(32) sha says:

If you look at the police report everythings missed spelled like “vetcim” if should be “victim” and if any of you watch 50 cent “new breed” his 2nd doucumentary he shows you all 9 shoots, so please watch before you hate.

September 7, 2008 at 12:36 am
(33) alan says:

look at it this way, even if he got shot nine times(witch he diddent he got shot 3) he is still a bit&% because he is the only artist that bitches so much about gettin shot..the game got shot 5 times and you dont see him cryin on t.v.,,,also why would u trust 50 cent, he is a snitch..why would you trust a snitch

November 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm
(34) da law says:

dont you hate when folks repeat what they hear what snitching gotta do with how many times the man got shot gee matter of fact who did he snitch on what a rap song the man made we holding lyrics to a song as snitching now a days so i rappers tell on themselves to when they talk about thier actions in songs stop repeating what you hear and make sense of things yourself and speak what you know the man got shot and never told the cops or feds who was it that hit him he even said listen to my lyrics for clues and they came up clueless

November 7, 2008 at 3:43 pm
(35) Da law says:

Does it matter how many times fif got shot? The bottom line here is that he got hit more then once where in many cases people dies from a single shot for example the football player in Miami that got shot during a home invasion died from a single wound to the leg the bullet bust a vital artery and he died. Fif took more then one and one of those bullets hit the mans jaw where he had to learn to flow with a mess up jaw. If ya want to criticize fake gangstas put the focus on the individual or individuals who was shooting at fif criticize them and the person that put them up to it How can you be a gangsta and an assassin and shot multiple rounds at close range at a non moving target sitting in a car and have him use your bad marksmanship to become one of the most influential and wealthiest hip-hop artist today.

November 18, 2008 at 4:47 am
(36) unknown says:

first of all lying about gettin shot doesnt make a true gangsta or is gonna get street cred
second.50 doesnt have respect on the streets because he snitch

third. whatever the game say is just to get publicity and not beacuase he is talkin about fifty is because he wants to prove that even with all that power that fifty have (money is power) he feels that dissin him will get him some street cred but wrong you dont get the street credibility on radio stations, magazines, songs, videos or havin money, or a nice car, jewels the real respect you get it on the streets thats why its called street credibility

January 1, 2009 at 11:14 am
(37) Me says:

Why is getting shot at all impressive?

July 31, 2011 at 12:10 am
(38) Marissa says:

I know right. These people have no life at all. Why are all these people worried about how many times he got shot. [ smh ]

January 19, 2009 at 7:03 am
(39) AIDAN says:

man i thought that fifty actually got shot nine times but the actuall police record shows the fifty only got sht 3 time and the others missed him.

February 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm
(40) Tomw50cent says:

I’m Going To Be The Worlds Best Rapper When I’m Older… Btw Goto This Url



March 9, 2009 at 4:06 pm
(41) jordon says:

is he really dead

May 6, 2009 at 10:43 pm
(42) Ruben says:

First of all who ever believes 50 is right. 2nd ur talkin bout jamaica queens not america wat the heck do the jamaicans know and plus they r da police not da hospital 50 is tellin da truth.

May 13, 2009 at 11:01 am
(43) A-rod says:

He was really shot 12 times and pronanced legally dead.

June 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm
(44) kimara says:

but the thing is that in the movie he got shot 3 times and he was in the street at the age of 11 life with his grandmother for to he got15 at 15 he was in school but had to go because he had a gun and doing coke in school so he was in to streets thin did coke and guns in his car for a murder thin want to jail got out 2003 he came out whit a song call get rich or dieing. and star being a raper thin he star being a bitch

September 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm
(45) Keny Luger says:

Kimara what are you talking about? Logically I don’t think 50 got hit 9 times. He got hit 3 times. The police probably found the 9 casings on the scene and thats how he came up with the 9 times.

Why? Because it sounds so much more amazing than 3 times. I mean, ‘Pac got shot 5 times. Why not match that with 9 times?

I mean, this is like nearly all rappers back story. They either used to sell drugs, got shot, went to jail and that gives the street creds. If you got shot 9 times and lived then that is something to be talked about and the reason why we’re hear arguing. 50 got shot 3 times and thats that. The police report said so and so does the medical records.

And everyone who says 50 won’t lie…are you really that gullible? Who is 50…a god? Oh, right. That’s what he wants people to believe because gods don’t die…especially from some stupid bullets right? Psssh!

December 1, 2009 at 10:32 am
(46) Mike W says:

Danny be right niggas he def not got shot no 9 mfn time this movie be wack

December 29, 2009 at 11:29 am
(47) ellwoodlaw says:

read depend issue middle signed output actual slowly

January 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm
(48) VIK says:

I dont think he would of survived 9 gunshots, pretty sure maybe 9 shots were heard/fired and 3-4 hit him. I read on wiki he has been stabbed many times, so i wouldnt be surprised if some of those “bullet wounds” on his body are actually knife ones. I’LL GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR TAKING ONE IN THE FACE!

January 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm
(49) Blaze says:

i think the bullet that hit his hand went through and hit him in the face. besides who care i dont like 50 because of his shooting i like his music

February 28, 2010 at 3:30 am
(50) Amps says:

If you don’t know you better ask somebody. The nigga did his thing on the southside. Everybody who knows the history of the game knows that he played a role. As far as tellin stories for entertainment value anybody that been through the wars and lives to tell it deserves to get paid. So stop hatin speak and what you know.

March 14, 2010 at 11:42 am
(51) nadnarb says:

all i gotta say is 50 was shot i was der

March 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm
(52) marcus says:

u idiotss hes my cousinn swear to goddddddddd he got shot nine times i was der and visteddd him in da doctorss

March 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm
(53) marcus says:

u no y he got shot i was ther im his cousin marcussss he was a drug dealerrr and he messed wit them bad and ther u go got shot nine times

March 30, 2010 at 8:14 pm
(54) marcus says:

i no young buck loyd banks and tony yayyoooooo iv seenm his gunssssssssss tooo

April 20, 2010 at 3:05 am
(55) MRS HEARTLESS says:

heee we kno wat u rapas do to get attention!anyway hu cares how many times u got shot u dnt have to use dat as an xcuse 2 get famous, n how cud sum1 hu got shot 9 tyms stay in the hospital bed 4 12 days!!!!!!!!!!twkin bwt lyin, try nxt door we aint kids, BT ANYWAYN IL HAVE A BABY BY U 2 B A MILLIONAIR

May 11, 2010 at 2:33 am
(56) mellowklk says:

This is just how akon lied about being in prison for stealing cars.. Rap music is just entertainment. If you’re entertained, why does it matter if they are telling the truth?

June 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm
(57) Vincent says:
November 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm
(58) Jamie Hughes says:

So why is it that the video link doesnt actually show anything but a dead end. Ive yet to see any wounds on 50 cent and its not that hard to get real evidence of such things. So until something substantial is presented, I follow the others that say it is ‘b*** s***’!

December 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm
(59) truth says:

50 lyin….. accept it…..
who gives a fu*k anyway. he got lucky and the doctor did work.
and who the hell thinks 50 is still gangsta, you lose that title when you take Soulja Boy as your protoge…

December 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm
(60) kahlil says:

the people who said 50 got shot 3 times instead of 9…shut your mouth because he reminds me of my father in prison and i take it serious.

February 11, 2011 at 8:19 am
(61) crystal says:

I think everyone should leave 50 alone cause he is very lucky to be alive and 2 question if he was shot 9 times or not is so stupid

February 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm
(62) John says:

he got shot 9 times look it up idiots………

February 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm
(63) charles says:

its impossible to be shot 9 times and still be alive. the force behind each bullet will leave a massive hole in your body and will kill you. it will rip through your guts and bone and will bleed out in less than 10 mins. if shot in chest it will pierce through main organs leaving him unable to be repaired by even the best surgeons . he will loose all his blood if shot and not treated instantly. its a load of bull him being shot…..

June 2, 2011 at 9:16 pm
(64) Andy Zilla says:

Like someone cares how many times he got shot. If u get shot one time in the arm u’re gonna thank god all your life the bullet didn’t f*cking hit your head and u’re still breathing.

June 20, 2011 at 6:11 am
(65) 50 pence says:

He got shot HOW many times? What a crappy ganster

August 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm
(66) Guerrero3 says:

Got shot 9times
Got shot 1 time
Watever why the fuk is he still even alive… Wu-Tang clan should Put that ass in the dirt already… foo can’t handle the killa beez sting…

October 14, 2011 at 11:40 am
(67) zz says:

he sad he got shot 9 times and spent 13 days in the hospital
but he actually got shot 3 times
3 + 4 = 7

October 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm
(68) Wheezy says:

Does it matter how many times he got shot? Doesn’t matter if it’s three or nine. Surviving one shot shold be enough

January 27, 2012 at 5:07 am
(69) Treetop112 says:

There are a such thing as exit wounds and bullets do travel…he could’ve got hit 3 times n the bullets exited out in 3 different spots …hence…6 bullet wounds

February 9, 2012 at 1:05 am
(70) Dillon says:

For those that say there’s more on his back, you all deserve a medal for stupidity. It’s called an exit wound retards.

November 18, 2012 at 2:17 am
(71) Vishakh Beharry says:

Currently it seems like BlogEngine is the preferred blogging platform
out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

February 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm
(72) cena says:

bottom line is THE MAN IS A SURVIVER!!!

August 11, 2013 at 12:49 am
(73) JMZ says:

72 comments ha… ha…. i cant believe my eyes. this is the 1st time i see this much comments. way to go henry.. thumbs up!

September 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm
(74) mike says:

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 getting shot is getting shot 3 or 9 times holes are still there

October 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm
(75) bpd,officer larry says:

He may have been shot 9 times,but none of rounds hit vitals which is the only reason he lived,had the assailant had some skill with a gun 50 cent would not be around today. If the assailant had training like we do at the Baltimore Police Department then he would be long dead,we are train to hit the heart,lungs,and then the head.(most perps usually die shortly after having both lungs shot so we typically aim for the lungs first)

October 20, 2013 at 1:19 am
(76) V Man says:

What did he get shot with? a .22. If it were 9mm as the reports say, and one in the mouth, poor marksmanship is what I am saying.

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