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50 Cent opens up about grandmother's death

Rapper 50 Cent has opened up about the death of his beloved grandmother, calling her the most "consistent person in my life".

Belulah Jackson passed away last month (Sep14), and the In Da Club hitmaker has now spoken out about the woman who took him in following his mother's death when he was just eight years old.

In an interview with TV host Meredith Vieira on her talk show on Thursday (02Oct14), he says, "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."

The rapper also recalls rushing to the hospital to say a final goodbye to his grandmother, telling Vibe magazine, "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."

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