It is no surprise that 50 Cent has been unhappy with his current record label. 50 has made this clear via his official Twitter account over the past couple of weeks. The rapper is prepping his 5th and final album in his contract with Interscope Records and some wonder if it might be his last on the label.
In an interview with MTV, 50 said the following concerning if he would resign: “I don’t know, It will all be clear in the negotiations following me turning this actual album in. And, of course, the performance and how they actually treat the work will determine whether you still want to stay in that position or not.”
Last week, the G-Unit head honcho went on a Twitter rant and vented his frustration about his current situation. The Queens rapper took matters into his own hands when he released the first single, Outlaw, for his new album Black Magic.
“It’s not necessarily [Dr.] Dre or [chairman] Jimmy [Iovine]; it’s more the guys that they pass the responsibilities on to,” said 50. “It takes longer for people, because they’ll be like, ‘OK, we’re gonna do this and we’re gonna do that,’ and the building will start having those conversations, but they’re not actually moving at that point.”
50 has said that he wouldn’t mind staying at Interscope but he’s also not opposed to a change in scenery.
The story is sure to develop further in the next couple of weeks.
Last year around this time, the ever controversial machine known to the masses as 50 Cent was busy sending disrespectful rhymes in the direction pointed at fellow New York rap superstar Jay-Z. For the past months the Queens native had been baiting the god MC on wax with the assistance of former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel.
Following Jay And Eminem’s opening night of their “Home And Home” tour at Detroit’s Comerica Park, Fif and Jay-Z deaded their beef backstage after the two ran into each other.
“We got a chance to kick it for a minute,” 50 told MTV News. “I know people were interested in what that conversation was like. But they can ask Jay-Z. I take people’s actions as if it’s genuinely how they feel. I can only use what I saw you do as if that’s what you meant. I can’t understand what your motivation was prior to that.”
As things appeared to have taken a more peaceful route following the union, the G-Unit general may have just re-opened that can of worms. In a recent interview with MTV UK, Fif calls his relationship with Jay-Z “business” and says he uses it as leverage for his own interests.
“We don’t have those kinds of relationships” 50 declared. “These people are people I associate with. We are in the same business. We are not necessarily friends. We don’t call each other for no reason.”
“It’s not like we have something against each other to make us enemies,” Fiddy continued. “Me and Jay[-Z] will use each other. Repeatedly. For energy.
Rap star 50 Cent has revealed the reason for meeting with TV personality Chelsea Handler during a recent interview with E! Online today (October 21st).
According 50 Cent, the pair met about an upcoming movie featuring Chelsea Handler titled This Means War that due in theaters in 2011 and co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine.
While 50 Cent was scant on details, he revealed the meeting came about after he secured a $200 million film deal with his Cheetah Films partner Randall Emmet and Lionsgate.
“We actually was talking about a film project,” 50 Cent said. “She’s working on a movie now with McG called This Means War. And we spoke, you know, so, because I just did the Lionsgate deal. I’ve been sitting with different people talking about film projects.”
The rapper also shot down the intense speculation that he was dating Handler, after the pair were seen out dining at a restaurant in New Orleans.
“I’m not gonna answer that question!” 50 Cent said of the comediane “I’m not dating her. Yeah I did send her flowers [after the VMAs] … why not?”
50 Cent’s Cheetah Films announced a new deal worth $200 million deal that calls for the rap star’s film company to produce four to five films per year, at around $20 million.
Nashville, Tennessee rapper Young Buck has released a statement regarding his tax battle with the IRS and reports of a planned $5 million dollar lawsuit against G-Unit leader 50 Cent.
Young Buck filed for Chapter 13, which allowed the rapper to keep all of his possessions, as he pays back an estimated $12,500 per month, over the next five years.
“I was forced to file bankruptcy, not because I am broke.” Young Buck said in a statement. “But because I have to get my finances back in order and deal with the contract situations I was in. Now I have a clean slate and full control over my own life and career.”
Representatives for Young Buck also confirmed his bankruptcy status has negated “any and all contractual obligations held by the filer, which in the case of Young Buck, includes his recording and publishing contracts with G-Unit Records, thus allowing him to shop for another deal.”
Young Buck also shot down reports that he would be filing a lawsuit against 50 Cent, G-Unit and former manager Sha Money XL.
“Where did that rumor come from?! I have not filed suit against anyone, although, maybe that’s not a bad idea,” Young Buck told AllHipHop.com in a statement.