After hinting himself he was going to work with Kanye West on his new album, G-Unit leader 50 Cent seemed happy that Lloyd Banks and Kanye West were talking and exchanging words. Talking to DJ Whoo Kid recently on Shade 45, 50 Cent says he respects Kanye for his public admiration of Lloyd Banks.
"I thought that was really nice of him," 50 said about West's co-sign. "A lot of artists, we appreciate each other without publicly saying it. It's the competitive nature of the art form. A lot of what you see as beef is battling. It's always been a part of the culture. It's always been differences for no reason, like, MC Shan and KRS-One, 'The Bridge Is Over,' what inspired that? See what I'm saying? It's hip-hop. It's what keeps the art form fresh and keeps the artist thriving to be the best because it's that competitive edge. They all want their next album to be the best one. I'd never turn away from working with [West]. He's creative, a talented guy. I think people forget why we even know who he is. It's based on music. It's not his actual personality. Like Floyd [Mayweather], people misinterpret his confidence for arrogance, me the same, Kanye the same. They'll call us idiots at different points but they don't know what it takes to continue success after being in the public space. Look at the blog, see how many positive things you hear and see how many negative things you see."
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