50 Cent in 2012*For a long time, rap music has been a part of the growing trend of violence across the country.

In a discussion on CBS News’ “Sunday Morning,” hip hop mogul 50 Cent argued that there is little to no connection between hip hop and gun violence.

The multi-talented rapper explained that his music is a reflection of his experiences and doesn’t necessarily exalt violence.

“If you were doing that and you weren’t actually experiencing it, I would say you were glorifying it,” he told Tracy Smith. “If you’re drawing from something from your actual experience, isn’t it art imitating life?”

Check out the interview here.