50 Cent Disses Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Kanye, Again
Queens rapper 50 Cent has a new album coming out, and that means he's not backing down on any front. From his relentless attacks on rivals Fat Joe and Rick Ross, to his constant criticism of Kanye West's interruption at the MTV VMA's, the G-Unit boss is in self-promotion mode and won't be restrained.
In a recent interview with Complex magazine, 50 continued to go after Joe saying, "He's tougher in his head than he is in reality, as far as his Don Cartagena s--- is concerned. It feels great because everybody's paying attention to them and talking on the radio about them. Mind you, while they're going out and doing all of this talking, I'm just chilling. I'll send them out like they're a rap fan so they can market me. So everywhere they go, 'nobody cares about your record or what you're doing.' The number one question is 'So what's up with you and 50?' They're not smart enough to come up with a new disrespectful way to talk to me because I've heard everything you could f------ think of. Then I move away because I'm competing with another artist, and the spotlight moves with me because I'm actually creating the material and generating the interest. So when I move to do that, you're in darkness ... to the point where you drop your [first week] album sales to 8,000 copies."
When asked whether he was surprised by the extremely low initial sales of Joe's 'Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E. 2),' 50 explained, " Well I have 8,000 friends. So that's extremely low." Ouch.
50 Cent went on to predict that Rick Ross will be the next of his opponents to suffer poor sales.
"I'll tell you what a psychic told me," 50 shared. "Triple C's is next. And then Rick Ross is going to follow that failure. Def Jam dumped a whole lot of marketing dollars into trying combat me with Rick Ross. More money than they should have. What his numbers were versus what Jadakiss did, didn't make financial sense. So the next go-around, they're going to give him his fair share instead that extra piece of pie. Then you're going to see where he really is."
50's most controversial statements, however, were aimed at Jay-Z, whom he referred to as "Mr. Knowles," and Kanye, whom he has openly criticized in the past.
"If I was there and he [Kanye] did that to me we would have had an altercation. Right there. It's clear. He would have avoided that, just being intelligent."
Furthermore, he continued to back up his claims that Jay-Z was trying to avoid looking like a "punk," when recently quoted saying that "no one's scared of 50 Cent."
"The interviewer who asked [Jay-Z] about the Kanye situation made him feel like a punk," 50 insisted. "His presentation is really simple and you can't have both. You can't be gangster Jay from Marcy and be the good guy Jay-Z on Oprah. You just can't. They don't let you in. That's Mr. Knowles, he just got that pass. There ain't any tickets to an inauguration ball with n----s. If you're from the hood, you have that element or that aura around you, there's no tickets for you. It's "safe" people there. This is why those things are happening. This is why he has to convince the person that he's talking to he's not afraid of anyone."
50 Cent's 'Before I Self Destruct' is due November 23.