50 Cent removes tattoos for role
50 Cent apparently plans to lose weight and some of his trademark tattoos for a new film role.
The hip-hop star and actor - real name Curtis Jackson - is to star in Things Fall Apart which he co-wrote and is producing.
A source told The New York Post: "He's on tour in Europe and has already started losing the weight and is excited to begin production in May."
The source said: "He's also having tattoos removed from his right arm, which will save him time in the make-up chair."
Fiddy, who also has two tattoos on his back, which say 50 Cent and Southside, is working hard to lose 50 pounds for the part.
The US star's other film credits include Get Rich Or Die Tryin', Home Of The Brave and soon to be released Jekyll And Hyde.