Rapper 50 Cent says that the lyrics to his latest song, Baby By Me, is inspired by a real life situation, namely the demise of his relationship with the mother of his twelve-year-old son Marquise.
“When I wrote Baby By Me, I thought, in general, if the relationship doesn’t go right I literally will pay a million dollars before the child is twenty-one. So that line made sense to say, based on the financial space I’ve achieved.”
Though the lyrics to his song promise, “Have a baby by me, be a millionaire”, 50 says that in real life, he has spent “way more” than a million on his son. And until a year ago, 50’s child support payments were not made official by the courts.
“I filed for me to [give] child support. I filed in family court so I could go and they could tell me how much child support to pay, so my son’s mom would have a better understanding of what she’s entitled to. Because she had a sense of entitlement that couldn’t be met based on her being around me. And I’ve known her for about fourteen years. But there’s a point where you can know someone for a long time, and then they wake up someone new.
5o Cent’s new album Before I Self Destruct will be in stores this November.