10 Questions for 50 Cent

The rap star talks to TIME about his new album, his beef with Kanye West and his favorite Democratic candidate

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50 Cent appears on stage during MTV's Total Request Live show, promoting his new album, Curtis, at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York City on Sept. 11, 2007.

He was born Curtis Jackson, but he made his mark on the rap world performing under his childhood nickname. His third album, Curtis , debuted Sept. 11. 50 Cent will now take your questions

Is it Curtis or 50 Cent? — Maggie Shaw, New York City
It's 50, but the album title is Curtis . It made perfect sense for me to title it Curtis, considering my grandfather is Curtis Sr., his firstborn is Curtis Jr. and I'm his first grandchild, so my mom named me after him. I'm Curtis III, and this is my third album. 50 Cent...

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