Timothée recalls owning a 50 Cent CD as a boy
Before Timothée Chalamet made it big as a serious actor, he performed in his school’s talent shows as rapper Timmy Tim. At a very young age, Chalamet recalled, he was exposed to a popular rapper’s rhyming—f-bombs, adult content and all.
“First record I got was at Tower Records in New York, and I was 7 or 8 … we were in there because my sister was getting a record, and my mom went in there with me,” he told W magazine. “I picked up 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’.’ It had the parental advisory sticker on it.”
The “Beautiful Boy” actor further recounted, “I remember my sister chastising my mom, saying, ‘You’re going to let him get the explicit version?’ Thank you, Mom, because explicit 50 Cent records played in my bedroom from the ages of 7 to 9.” —OLIVER PULUMBARIT