50 Cent Reflects On His Relationship With His Late Mother In Comparison To ‘Raising Kanan’

50 Cent revealed that there was a part in the introduction of Power Book III: Raising Kanan that was inspired by his real life.

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“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] because I could not escape her,” he told Page Six. “She being a single mom at that point — she was everything,” he said.

Fifty added, “[There’s a scene] from the first episode where [titular character] Kanan gets beat up and he goes back in the house and his mother puts the toys in the socks,” 50 said to the website. “That really happened; that was from my life.”


The mogul continued speaking more on the way his mother comforted him when he was under emotional distress. “[S]he was my mom and my dad and she was tough so I didn’t know when it was OK to be emotional and when it wasn’t. She would look at me on the floor [when he was distressed] and say, ‘Get up — what you over there crying for acting like a little girl [for].’

50 Cent said, “She would get mad at you and you say, ‘Oh shit — it’s not OK to be hurt this time.’ OK, so let me get up. So she determined when she should be soft and when she should be firm.”

What other parts of Raising Kanan do you think are inspired by 50 Cent’s life?