In “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” there was a scene where Kanan’s mother puts toys in his socks to make weapons for him after he was badly beaten up.
50 says the scene was based on a true event.
“[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,” he told Page Six, “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,” he said, “She being a single mom at that point — she was everything.”
His mother, Sabrina, sadly died in a fire when he was only 8.
“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. 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],” he tells them.
“She would get mad at you and you say, ‘Oh sh-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.”
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