Popular rapper 50 Cent was taken to the nearest Queens Hospital in New York after his bullet-proof car was hit by a Mack truck while cruising the Long Island Expressway Monday night.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, suffered minor back and neck injuries caused by the collision. His driver was likewise treated for minor injuries.
In a statement posted on his website, the driver of the loaded truck told responding policemen he shifted and lost control of the vehicle.
Photos of 50 Cent in a stretcher and still shots of the truck and his vehicle were posted on his website.
"He was released this morning and is doing fine."the spokesman of the rapper told MTV.com50 Cent, who is a close friend and business partner of unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather,Jr. told media prior to the Mayweather-Cotto fight, he intends to go into professional boxing soon but he would have to shell out some of his excess weight to be competitive. He has competed in the junior Olympics back in the 80's.
50 Cent was born in the South Jamaica of Queens, New York City. He began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After drug dealing, he became successful as a rapper after being discovered by rapper Eminem.