Mario Van Peebles Speaks On Working With 50 Cent

Mario Van Peebles made a Hip-Hop and cultural impact with his 1991 movie "New Jack City" and continues to be one of Hollywood's premiere Actors and Film Directors.

Now, Mario is engaged in many different projects that bring together Hip-Hop, Hollywood, and black culture as a whole.

In Part1 of our Hip-Hop Wired Exclusive, Mario speaks on a variety of topics including working with a dedicated 50 lb weight losing 50 cent, what he thinks of the Tyler Perry and Spike Lee nonsense, and how he prepares for influential roles like Malcom X.

Speaking on working with 50 Cent in the All Things Fall Apart film, Mario jokes about 50 cent's weight loss saying,

"He had to lose a lot weight and had to lose 50 lbs, and I didn't know if he can do it because I had to lose 20 pounds when I played Malcom X in Ali. So the next time I saw the brother, I called him 25 cent because he lost so much weight."

Mario also spoke on the Spike Lee and Tyler Perry feud, and the portrayal of Blacks in film.

"We definitely need to see us not being big, silly, and ignorant. The tragedy is not so much of Tyler's work, but we're not seeing much of other work that shows us in a different light."

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Comment by mysterymistyhillonadewymeadow on May 27, 2011 at 11:11pm
Looking good i bet that was fun did any1 camp out to be first in line like on no b**** that expression is all me right and is this flyer the show of which you speak im the biggest cutty but i would be there with a sleeping bag
Comment by Hottestchickinthegame on May 27, 2011 at 3:44am
50, you look SOOOOO sexy in that still above! I love a man that can rock a suit just as well, if not better than a pair of jeans and a T-shirt! I like the facial hair and the hair as well, glad to see it's not thinning or receding as you get older and more mature!

Muy Bueno!
Comment by E on May 27, 2011 at 1:39am
Damn! It;s like I've been in a coma or something. When did dudes start gossipin, b*tchin and hatin? It's crazy, what the f*ck happened to real n*ggaz? It's like women turned to men and men turned b*tch!!!!
Comment by teresa brow on May 27, 2011 at 1:24am
Stop hating on my husband pleeze. Let him enjoy what he is doing. I think he looks very sexy and handsome in suits and ties. He does parlay and do the jeans and t-shirts thang, but sometimes is business and you have to look professional. So stop hating on my baby boo and sweetie pie.
Comment by zar the star on May 26, 2011 at 11:11pm
50 cent did his time in the gutter he is upgrading let the man be a bettter person.... dumb ignorant n*****
Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on May 26, 2011 at 11:11pm
damn mario van peeple look like a d!ck wit a MVP fitted hat....somebody needa teech dat negga how tah feggin lean his fitted ...and why dat negga fitted got tha extra stiff card board brim...i'll wait...

dat negga prolly thinkin he gon get signed to g-unit records so he tryna look ganksta wit his childrens world oranche froot and tha loon under shirt...

but on tha real dat neggaz initials is MVP, who fuggin wit dat?? not ah negga walkin!!
Comment by alex on May 26, 2011 at 10:40pm
ahahahah 25cent lol
Comment by SEAN P!!! on May 26, 2011 at 10:38pm
I like his movies I remember The Posse
Comment by TheRZA on May 26, 2011 at 7:29pm
Damn, didnt even know Marios is still alive and kicking lol. Anyways, Tyler Perry needs to be f**** shot. His movies play on the worse, most comical and over exaggerated stereo types Im disgusted every time I see a commercial for his crap. Who watches that garbage? And when did it start being cool to dress up in drag?
Comment by Tony Viera on May 26, 2011 at 6:11pm
Wow Exellent news!!! 50 gonna work with Jesse Lee xD!!! hell yeah!!!

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