Rapper 50 Cent is convinced love eludes him because he always puts business before pleasure.

The rap star, who has dated Vivica A Fox and has been romantically linked with GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' co-star Joy Bryant, insists he's single - and will be for some time.

The IN DA CLUB icon, real name CURTIS JACKSON, admits he's too busy chasing his professional goals to form lasting personal relationships.

He explains, "Because I'm ambitious, I spend a lot of time handling my business, setting goals and accomplishing them. But the women I deal with don't understand why I'm so wrapped up in accomplishing them.

"Until I find someone who understands those boundaries, I belong by myself."