50 CENT: AFRICA CHANGED HIM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 50 Cent says he's a changed man, and it's because of a visit to Africa. When the rapper announced that part of the proceeds from his new energy drink would be used to fight hunger on the continent, some questioned whether his motives were genuine. He's answered those suspicions, saying he's making a difference. 50 Cent says his recent Africa trip enlightened him in different ways. The rapper-turned-humanitarian says "I don't think you can prepare yourself for that," no matter how many times you've seen the images. He went to Kenya and Somalia this month with the World Food Program. He has a goal of providing a billion meals to hungry children over the next five years. Every purchase of his Street King energy drink will provide a meal through the U.N. program. So far, the rapper says he has provided more than 3.5 million meals.