50 Cent was scared off drinking alcohol for life after becoming "paranoid" during one bad experience.
The In Da Club hitmaker, who spent years as a drug dealer before finding fame as a rapper, admits he has never been one to indulge in illegal substances or liquor after seeing first-hand the affects on his troubled family members.
One particular incident prompted him to abstain from drinking for good.
He tells CNN host Piers Morgan, "I got a chance to watch a lot of my mother's sisters and brothers at different periods experiment with the use of drugs or alcohol and I see them respond so differently that I stay away...
"I've had an experience (with alcohol) that made me paranoid because of it and I stayed away from it following that."