A new found respect for 50 cent.

Newsroom with Alex Pena

By: Alex Pena

Hip-hop star Curtis Jackson, more commonly known as “50 cent,” teamed up with the World Food Program (WFP) on Wednesday to get a glimpse into the fight against hunger in Somalia, which is often referred to as the most dangerous country in the world.

Jackson took a flight to Dolow, Somalia, along the southern border region with Kenya. That’s where he witnessed thousands of women and children who have fled their homes to avoid drought and conflict.

“What I am seeing is devastating — these women and children have risked everything to come to this Somalia camp, just to get food,” he said in a press release from the WFP. “They need our help.”

He was able to witness a screening for malnutrition in the camp, as well as visit a nearby school. On the way back from Somalia, Jackson also stopped into Nairobi, Kenya’s largest slum…

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