Rapper 50 Cent performs onstage at Bud Light Hotel featuring concerts by 50 Cent, Lil Jon and Pitbull at Bud Light Hotel on Feb. 4, 2012 in Indianapolis

*50 Cent flew to Dolo, Somalia on Wednesday with the World Food Program to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya.

Tens of thousands of women and children have fled there over the last year to flee a devastating famine that killed tens of thousands of people across Somalia.

WFP confirmed that the rap star, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has committed to provide 1 billion meals for the hungry, and is donating to WFP 10 cents from every sale of his new energy drink Street King.

The U.N. last week declared an end to Somalia’s six-month famine, though it said tens of thousands of people still need food aid to survive. The British government estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 people died from the famine’s effects.