50 Cent admits when he is wrong and his gambles don't pay off. Most of last year he took the advice of Interscope Records and didn't put out any mixtapes because the label said it would take away from his official releases. In the last 6 months 50 has made up for his absense by putting out three mixtapes already. "They think I'm crazy," 50 told MTV. 50 laughed about what Eminem and Shady Records tell him about giving away so much free music. "Sometimes [Em] misses why I put it out. He goes, 'Why did you put it out?' But I can't be as hot as I'm gonna be if I don't play around. I gotta spar before I go fight the champ. That's my concept of it. If I don't go out and make material and lock in, I'm not gonna make the best possible material for the next [official] project."
50 doesn't let issues with other artists slow him down saying "The Hip-Hop Weekly [a fake cover] came out, and it was a thing with [Benzino] supposed to be [sleeping] with Fat Joe's wife," continuing, "I didn't make that. I didn't have anyone [Photoshop] that. Why would you do that? I work for Hip-Hop Weekly? They'll know that there are issues between me and Joe, so when he approaches them, they'll say, 'Nah, it must be 50. You know how 50 is.' But I didn't care, 'cause I don't like Joe neither. It doesn't matter to me that they did it, but it didn't come from me."
50 did hold a mock funeral for Fat Joe online [watch it here] where he started to cry, saying the SoundScan returns of Joe's The
Elephant in the Room killed him. He also warned Joe's friend Rick Ross
not to align himself too tightly with the Terror Squad general. "Rick Ross is doing good," 50 elaborated. "I also complimented him that
he had the #1 album. I said, 'Just don't stand too close to this fat
piece of …' I'm saying that because of what [Joe's] trying to do. He
runs to Miami and hangs out with them like he's running Miami? Does Fat
Joe run Miami? I don't think Fat Joe runs Miami. I think people from
Miami would be upset you're even questioning that. The fact he can
influence DJ Khaled on the radio, does that mean Fat Joe runs Miami?
… I don't care if [Khaled] ever plays my records. He's not important
enough to what I'm doing for it to matter. Not to say Miami doesn't
count. He doesn't count for it to matter to me."
G-Unit's album, tentatively titled Lock and Load, is slated for this
summer, while Fif's next solo LP, Before I Self Destruct, is coming
toward the end of this year.
Watch 50 explaining why his problems with so
many artists have a roundabout connection to Jay-Z below…