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50 Cent quit alcohol after one bad experience

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."