*50 Cent returns to his hometown of South Jamaica Queens Saturday to host “Forever Young Day,” a six-hour event aimed at promoting exercise for local children.
“Technology is keeping them still,” he tells the New York Daily News, adding that he always stayed active as a kid by playing basketball or boxing. “You don’t see that anymore.”
Speaking of physical fitness, the rapper said he’s working hard to get back in shape after gaining back the 50 pounds he shed for a movie role.
“I put the weight back on,” he said, laughing. “I’m not back in shape, but my size is back.”
50 hopes his own rough path – including getting shot nine times outside of his grandmother’s house and becoming a drug dealer – will encourage kids to avoid the street life and get active in the community.
“I want to be able to go and talk to them and [have] them really feel what my experience has been,” he told the Daily News Thursday.
Forever Young Day will take place in Baisley Park.