50 Cent tells Howard Stern about the pain of being shot.

50 Cent opens up about dentists and when he was shot multiple times in 2000 in an interview with Howard Stern. Image: The Howard Stern Show | SiriusXM

Open wide! 50 Cent says dentists worse than being shot in face

Eina! When last did you visit the dentist? Rapper 50 Cent reckons a root canal is way more painful than being shot in the face.

50 Cent tells Howard Stern about the pain of being shot.

50 Cent opens up about dentists and when he was shot multiple times in 2000 in an interview with Howard Stern. Image: The Howard Stern Show | SiriusXM

Many people don’t like going to the dentist and neither does 50 Cent! The American rapper, actor and entrepreneur is definitely not a fan and says it’s even more painful than when he was shot multiple times in 2000.

50 CENT DON’T LIKE GOING TO THE DENTIST

In a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, rapper 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, said that being shot in the face isn’t nearly as painful as a visit to the dentist.

Stern asked the rapper: “Pain-wise, how bad is it to get shot in the face?”

To which the rapper responded: “I don’t know how to describe that. It’s not as painful as having to visit the dentist repeatedly for a root canal.

50 Cents opens up to Howard Stern.
Image: The Howard Stern Show | SiriusXM

As a 25-year-old he was shot nine times while standing outside his grandmother’s house in Queens, New York in 2000, ladbible.com reports.

According to reports, 50 Cent was shot all over his body, including his legs, hands, arms, face and chest. As a result, his legs were broken on several places and the rapper had to spend 13 days in hospital.

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RAPPER EXPLAINS SHOOTING INCIDENT

During the interview the rapper told Stern that the shooter “was paid to do it… It was my past… It was karma.”

“He was paid because someone felt that I would potentially do something to them if they kept going on in the direction that they were going,” he continued.

When pressed for more detail, he said: “We were just having differences… just going back and forth. A guy got robbed in the actual neighbourhood.

“And he had just seen me communicating with someone who actually robbed him. And he misinterpreted the conversation because he saw me laughing and us talking, but he didn’t know I grew up with the guy,” the musician added, reports ladbible

Street cred?

On Stern’s comment about his street cred for being shot nine times, the rapper just shrugged.

“I don’t know what the [criteria is] for street credibility or if there’s something that creates more merit for you. I looked at that experience as something that was unfortunate,” he answered.

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