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50 Cent Says His Money Is His Award

Posted By on August 11, 2009

     50 Cent says that he doesn't need the awards every year, rather his body of work will earn him some type of lifetime achivement award. The G-Unit general compares his financial status to awards, breaking down why he doesn't worry about the not winning things like grammys like Kanye or Jay-Z.

     "I made a mistake," Fif said recently in New York City. "Early on [in my career], I said, 'They'll get the trophy, I'll get the checks.' That's because I wasn't receiving the acknowledgment based on the aggressive content I was putting out. I've been nominated for 16 Grammy awards and still ain't got no trophies. Largest debut in hip-hop to date — they just ignored it when it was time to give the trophies out. So I just started saying, 'They can have the trophies and I'll have the checks.' That didn't mean that I didn't have love for the actual art form. But to give a basic answer that people would understand, I would be secure with my life, I'll continue make music, but I won't be in front of them and get recognized. I'll get a lifetime-achievement award after based on my full body of work. At that point, it'll be too much for them to ignore."

  • Eric

    Is there anywhere to still hear this audio?