In the first episode of Power Book III: Raising Kanan, little Kanan gets beat up by playground bullies and runs back home. So his mom put some toys in a sock and tells Kanan to go back and confront his bullies.
An interesting turn of events that the show’s producer 50 Cent, said really happened to him. In a recent interview with Page Six Fif detailed how his mother – Sabrina, who died by the time he was eight helped toughen him up.
“There’s a scene] from the first episode where [titular character] Kanan gets beat up and he goes back in the house and his mother puts the toys in the socks,” the “Get Rich or Die Tryin” rapper said. “That really happened; that was from my life.”
“I got bumped around a lot in the park but I was more afraid of my mom than the people I got bumped around [by] because I could not escape her. She being a single mom at that point — she was everything.”
He said he didn’t know when to be emotional because his mother was against him being soft.
“She was my mom and my dad and she was tough so I didn’t know when it was OK to be emotional and when it wasn’t,” he added. “She would look at me on the floor [when he was upset] and say, ‘Get up — what you over there crying for acting like a little girl [for].’
“She would get mad at you and you say, ‘Oh s–t — it’s not OK to be hurt this time.’ OK, so let me get up. So she determined when she should be soft and when she should be firm.”
Power Book III: Raising Kanan” airs Sundays on Starz.