updated 07/02/2014 AT 4:50 PM ET
•originally published 07/05/2014 AT 4:55 PM ET
“This is a party place,” says 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson) of his 50,000-sq.-ft. Connecticut mansion, which once belonged to Mike Tyson.
There’s a strip club, complete with pole and stage, near an indoor nightclub.
But just a few yards away from the fun, the rapper reveals his fuzzier side: In his austere living room area, “the only picture in the room is of me and my grandmother,” says the mogul, 39, who recently released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, and is the executive producer of the Starz drama Power.
“It’s her room. When I spend time there, it is with her.”