Pulse Report: 50 Serves Officer Ross, Ms. Wallace Lashes Out At Lil' Kim & Jeezy Calls O'Reilly Racist
Friday, Jan 30, 2009 12:26PM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, 50 Cent firing back at Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne justifying his gangster to Katie Couric, Busta Rhymes prompting peace in the Middle East, Ms. Wallace showing Lil' Kim who's the real "Big Momma," and Young Jeezy responding to Bill O'Reilly.
[Editor Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. 5-O vs. Five-O
50 Cent clearly has a problem with authority. As expected the super thug rapper has launched a counter attack on Rick Ross a.k.a Officer Ross, who just a week ago attempted to lay down the law on 50 via the diss record "Mafia Music." Obviously up for this little game of cops and robbers, 50 unleashed the scathing record "Try Me," where he gets at Ross for his past career as a correction officer, his alleged drug kingpin reputation, and his relationship with Foxy Brown. [Listen Here]
"Screaming boss nigga you ain't a boss/pussy nigga you loss/listen Officer Ross I tell you straight suck a dick you try to come subliminal cause your ass police my niggas is criminal..."
"The cop fuck with Fox/suck the come out a bimbo/faggot must have thought he knock me out like Kimbo/with gonorrhea lips his breath stronger than indo..."
At the end of the record 50 let it be known who he really wants to eat in his next beef.
"This nigga is an appetizer. Where ya at Wayne? You the full course meal Wayne. You awfully quiet. You called Em out, well now I'm out...You gotta get pass me to get to him..."
Hmm. If this record was an appetizer I guess it was Buffalo wings. Kinda sloppy. Save for a few zingers it was all over the place. Let's hope the main course meal is more filling than this.
2. See B.S.
Before 50 Cent gets his shot to test Lil' Wayne's "G", CBS News giant Katie Couric got up close and personal with the "gangster" rapper. A preview of Couric's "All Access Grammy Special" hit the net this week and from the looks of it, Weezy seemed hell bent on proving his gangster to the news lady. He also talked about why he calls himself Wayne instead of Dwayne. [Watch Here]
When Couric asked the New Orleans native what he would ask former President George Bush about Hurricane Katrina Weezy's response was rather disappointing.
"I'm a gangster and gangsters don't ask questions."
Weezy took a moment to reiterate the point.
"I'm a rapper. That's who I am Ms. Katie, and I am a gangster and I do what I want."
Sorry Ms. Katie. Dude had a chance to say something thought provoking and he totally blew it. This was a true waste of an opportunity to standout as something more than the stereotypical "gangster rapper". Well, at least he didn't forget which publications he reads or derail an entire election sitting next to Couric.
3. People's Champ
Call Busta Rhymes what you will. An artist? Yes. Hip-hop's greatest stage performer? Maybe. A racist? No. The hyperactive rap icon sat down with Complex.com to defend himself against the folks that call his smash single "Arab Money" racist. He also set the record straight about his rumored rift with Interscope head Jimmy Iovine.
Busta professed his true intentions for the song that became a hit, but pissed many people off in the process.
"No, I didn't think that it would piss any people off because that wasn't the intent. The intent of the record was to embrace the awareness level that I felt needed to be embraced by the people about the greatness and the significance of this beautiful culture. I felt like the Arab culture and Arab people have exemplified being able to value the significance of the rich qualities in what they value as their spirituality and God all the way down to the financial and economic stability. I have a lot of friends that are Arab and I got a lot of friends from the Middle East in general, I just didn't think it was fair this culture was being subjected to so much that it just didn't deserve it."
He felt so bad about the Arab plight he made a song that refers to them as "A-rab" and mocks their native tongue. SMH. Thankfully, Bust had a far better explanation for what happened between himself and Jimmy Iovine.
"Just for the record, there was no heated argument with me and Jimmy Iovine...I actually sing Jimmy Iovine's praises because not only did he let me leave, but he let me leave with my album."
Good for him. Artist usually don't win in those head to head (no homo) match ups with label execs.
4. Motherly Advice
It's safe to say Volette Wallace is fast becoming hip-hop's first mom. And the mother of hip-hop icon Notorious B.I.G isn't afraid to give her motherly advice when necessary. Ask Lil' Kim. The troubled raptress hasn't been a happy camper since the Notorious movie came out. She has expressed her dissatisfaction with her role in the biopic on numerous occasions, most recently to Hip-Hop Weekly magazine. Apparently Diddy thinks she has reason to be upset as he states on his latest blog. [Watch Here]
However, Ms Wallace has taken to Hip-Hop weekly to respond to Kim's gripes. Here's what she told the gossip rag:
"She felt the character we chose for her was 'too dark.' Do you know why the character was too dark for her? Because she's a white woman trapped in a black woman's body, and you can tell the world I said it, because those are Lil' Kim's words. She should be ashamed of herself."
"Tell Lil' Kim to go find herself, go drink a cup of green tea and get a life!" Wallace went on. "This movie is not about Lil' Kim. She felt we used her character to promote [but] this movie is about my son. ... Lil' Kim needs to go sit down."
Ouch. May I recommend some Bigelow Organic Green Tea. It's really smooth and easy on the stomach. Affordable too.
5. Re-verse Racism
If Bill O'Reilly was upset with Young Jeezy's original verse on "My President," he's really not to going to take kindly to the new verse on the remix dedicated just for him. While Jeezy did turn down O'Reilly's invite to the show, he did offer something the FOX News blowhard could eat during commercial break. [Listen Here]
"Bill O'Reilly, eat a di--, nice try/ You're really being a racist a--hole in a nice tie/ And tell Dennis Miller his show suck anyway, and I'd rather watch Jimmy Kimmel any day,"
Is it me or is it the conspiracy theorist in me that notices Bill O'Reilly has it out for Def Jam artist? Most of his major flare-ups have been with Def Jam artist (Nas, Ludacris, Young Jeezy). Is Billy getting a check to drum up the always-positive negative publicity? Just asking.
That's all from me folks. Hit me up at email@example.com for a healthy back and forth. Who's going to come out the victor in this 50 Cent/Officer Ross clash?
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]