News: Kanye West Speaks On 50 Cent's Disses, "He Was My Favorite Rapper"
Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 12:35PM
Mega producer Kanye West has addressed the recent disses by 50 Cent aiming at his sexuality and music career.
Kanye revealed his stance against his former Sound Scan competitor.
"Just as a real human being, I can't say that it doesn't affect me," Ye said. "He was my favorite rapper since Mase when he dropped, and when I used to be around him, he was one of the few people that I was like really fan of -- I'm not here to beef with anybody. I'm trying to bring people together. I realize that my success and my mouth and everything rub people the wrong way every now and then, but I'm not finna have beef with anybody. I really walk around by myself. Like, I don't wear jewelry. Like all these people are like he's so arrogant, blah, blah, blah. I'm not arrogant, I'm just truthful." (Bossip)
50 recently took a shot at Ye's sexual orientation with the song "Play This On The Radio."
"First they say that f*ggot hot/Them they let that junkie shot/Keep all them f*cking trophies tell me where the f*ck is mine/Im back on the underground/Back where im home now." (Metro Lyrics)
He has also publicly mocked the Grammy-winning artist in concert.
"This is an exclusive," the rapper told the crowd. "I want to perform for you the first single off my album Before I Self Destruct. I hope you all enjoy this." Then the heartbeat percussion of Kanye's "Love Lockdown" kicked in, with 50 mockingly lip-synching along with Kanye's 808s single. 50 actually does a good job copycatting West, right down to Kanye's onstage posturing. The song cuts out halfway through the first chorus, with Fiddy telling the crowd, "You see that. That's what you're stuck with." The rapper adds, "I'm willing to accept your apologies for that last one." (Rolling Stone)