50 Cent’s grandmother, Beulah Jackson, joined him during the second part of his interview with Oprah on “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” The woman who raised one of hip-hop’s biggest stars revealed that she only buys his albums to help his sales, but doesn’t listen to the music. Nor does she attend his concerts. “Too many teenagers and all that yellin’,” she laughed.
A emotional 50 fought back tears while remembering his mother Pauline, who died when he was only 8 years old. “I don’t think she would have agreed with me going in the direction of the hustle,” he said. “But the music and everything else that happened, I think she would be very proud of me.”
During their candid conversation, Curtis also explained why he provokes other rappers. “Battling has always been a part of the culture,” he told Oprah. “Sometimes it’s just part of the game and there’s other times when people start to take to it just because the other person is the underdog at that point.”
Tune in to OWN on Sunday at 9 p.m. to see the rest of the interview.