50 Cent’s grandma, Belulah Jackson, passed away last month on and the rapper has now opened up about the heartbreak of losing what he calls the most “consistent person in my life”.
His beloved grandmother became his primary caretaker after the death of his mother when he was only 8 years old.
In an interview on The Meredith Vieira Show yesterday (2 Oct), Fiddy tells Meredith that “Her death was tough for me. But she’s been the most consistent person in my life. She was the only person in my life that I could give everything that I had and she would think of me first before she would make a decision about anything else.”
He also recalled the moment when he said his final goodbye to his grandmother, telling Vibe magazine that “I was on the treadmill… when my aunt called me and told me I needed to come to the hospital. I had the chance to talk to her a little bit before she passed. My grandmama was coherent the whole time. I’ve seen a lot of people die around me but I saw them die on the corner that we were standing on. Outside is a different danger. It’s like you go to the hospital, my grandma’s up, she’s there, she’s alert. She responded to my voice and then after I see her, her blood pressure starts to drop and then she’s gone.”
The rapper had rushed to the hospital to say see her one final time.
50 and Belulah sat down with Oprah 2 years ago. Watch their interview here:
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