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Saturday, July 31, 2010


RAPPER 50 Cent hit the red carpet in New York Friday night for the 2010 New York International Latino Film Festival.

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The star — real name Curtis James Jackson III — was promoting his new movie Gun.

But despite the In Da Club hitmaker’s burgeoning movie career, 50 insists he will never retire from music.

“I don’t think I’ll retire,” he said earlier this year. “I think you should look forward to me going behind the scenes more. I still have passion for music. And the music business itself has changed.

“If you can’t figure out how to develop the brand extension and opportunities that allow you to build up the marketing dollar, I don’t see how you can continue to be a superstar.

“For me, it’s an opportunity. I wrote the screenplays. Before I Self Destruct — that was the first one I wrote and directed.

“I hate to say it’s not my best, but it was done on a budget and that makes it not as… extravagant as some of the things you’ll see from me in the future. But since then I’ve created two other projects: Gun, I wrote that screenplay, and I wrote and produced a film called Love Me, Love Me Not. So I’m looking forward to a lot of different things.”

[Pics: Sylvain Gaboury]

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