Pulse Report: PULSE REPORT: 50 Cent Still Pushing For Album W/ Eminem, Jay-Z Addresses The Game & Dame Dash, Nas Owes Kelis $44K A Month
Friday, Jul 24, 2009 2:15PM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent still dreaming of making an album with Eminem, Jay-Z taking shoots at The Game and Dame Dash, Kelis winning a $44,000 child support judgment from Nas, Alfamega penning a letter for T.I., and Karrine Steffans losing her cool on radio and TV.
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1. Patiently Waiting
50 Cent is still hard at work on his long overdue album Before I Self Destruct, but he's still dreaming of another album he's been wanting to make for years. The much-talked about dream collaboration between 50 Cent and Eminem is back up for discussion after Fif spoke to MTV News about the fantasy project. He's keeping hope alive.
"I'd love to...We haven't [seriously] discussed making an album together, 'cause we would have to sit collectively and create each song. Unless we was doing something where half of it was his and half of it was mine. And conceptually, maybe if he came up with the first six songs and I built the last six songs and we just featured on each other's records, you know what I mean? We'd do that in a heartbeat."
Seriously, the time for this has past. Both guys are kind of on the downward ends of their illustrious careers. While it would be interesting to hear, I doubt it would have a big impact on the genre. What say you? I think 50 should give it up.
2. Sucka MCs
Jay-Z has had enough of the talking from The Game, Dame Dash and others. The Brooklyn rapper aired out his issue with The Game and people like Dash who commented on the rumor that Jay blackballed Chis Brown during the BET Awards. In an interview with British radio personality Tim Westwood, Jay brushed off The Game's infatuation with him over the last few weeks as nothing more than groupie love. He also sent a subliminal diss towards old friend Dame Dash.
"That's the silliest rumor I ever heard," Jay told Westwood. "You know me, right? I was sitting back and watching all them suckas [comment]. You don't comment on rumors. I was sitting back watching them. 'Look at them. That's so silly.' First, let me categorically deny that. If I have a problem with Chris Brown, I got a problem with Chris Brown. I don't agree with what he did and that's that."
We should be hearing from Dash soon.
"Now tell me exactly what I said, tell me exactly what I said. I said, 'I'm not talking about...' is that a diss? I'm not talking about you. 'Oh you hurt my feelings...' Tell groupie to get over it. If that's a diss, wear that. Tell groupie to get over it." (Tim Westwood TV)
The Game's response to Jay's dig was to remind everyone of his long rap sheet when it comes to hip-hop beef. He called into Virginia's 103 Jams radio station to make his case.
"He just old and bitter and when anybody say my name in a rap, I'm gonna lock in...My fans expect me to respond and I ain't lost a rap beef to date...He just really needs to sit his old a** down somewhere and let the new n*ggas make money...He knows if he goes to war with me, it's gonna be never-ending. From Joe Budden to Memphis Bleek to Ras Kas to Yukmouth to G-Unit as a staff, record label and group, I'm a one-man army man."
LOL@ The Game running off his string of adversaries as if to scare some with it. Stop it man. You adding Jay to that list is like a petty criminal known for knocking off 7-Elevens planning a heist at the Federal Reserve. You need more people.
3. Life's A Bitch
No life has not divorced Nas, but the woman in his life is about to and she's getting paid lovely for it. After celebrating the birth of their new baby boy, Knight Jones, Nas was ordered by a judge to pay his soon to be ex-wife Kelis $44,000 a month in child support. The couple has been locked in a nasty financial dispute ever since news of their split broke. According to the Associated Press, a judge has ordered the Queensbridge rapper to take care of moher and child to the tune of $44K a month, He's also responsible for paying her $45,000 legal fees.
Of course before the ruling both parents were thrilled to have their son come into the world. Kelis twitted her experience and Nas broke the news to a hometown crowd in Queesbridge while performing at a Video Music Box show.
"Ok so I did it, he's 7.8 pounds of the greatest stuff on earth," she wrote Thursday (July 23) morning. "I was in labor for 3 of the longest most painful days of my life. I don't understand when women say they don't remember giving birth. I will remember for the rest of my life. He's kinda perfect btw :)" (Kelis' Twitter)
"In my hood, Queensbridge Projects," Nas said in a video. "Yo, yo, my son is born today. So shout-out to my son Knight...Eh, my son's name is Knight. That's what I named the young God, Knight. Y'all heard it here first. Don't believe nothing in the media. But I love y'all, don't listen to none of the bullsh*t. I love you, that's why I'm here." (Video Music Box)
Nas better take some affirmative action in appealing this ruling. Think the judge is clearly not a fan of hip-hop and doesn't know Nas? career very well. They're asking this dude to pay more child support than Diddy and 50 Cent combined. We all know of Nas' albums--a few of them shits was doo, one was - NAHHH, the other was Illmatic. The God don't have paper like that.
When T.I. goes through his mail at the Forest City federal prison, next week, there will be one particular letter that we all will have read before he does. Former Grand Hustle artist Alfamega wrote a very frank correspondence to his ex-boss in an attempt to clear the air between the two. Alfa hasn't been shy about expressing his displeasure with the way Tip ousted him from the label after rumors circulated that he was an FBI informant. Mega denied that he was a government snitch and felt that T.I. should have stood by him during the ordeal. In his letter he points out the numerous ways he stood by T.I in times of need.
"On the real, I'm not coming to you as a disgruntled crying a**ed b*tch who's mad about being let go," Alfa wrote. "I'm coming to you as a man who is disappointed that he was publicly exiled by a friend. You've often said that you're a man of your words but hommie; you are not being true to your words...I rode for you when there was no one else there to ride for you. 24/7, I was on call for you pimp. On many occasions, I sidelined my family choosing to risk my early demise for you. With a little cheddar, you can easily employ dudes to kill for you all day every day. Conversely, try finding someone who will put their life on the line and die for you...I was the first person you called when you got into that altercation in LA with Shaka's DTP people. Without any questions, I was right there ready to go to war for you...Time after time, I defended your honor because you were my dawg; if they disrespected you, they disrespected me...Once this is published, I'm giving you a week to call me. Should you choose to not call me within that timeframe, I'll know exactly where we stand. At that point, we'll separate...Hope you come home soon pimp, keep your head up and let all the bull go. Don't worry about propaganda, people always gone talk." (Down South)
As I said before, T.I. should have shown Mega a little more support given that he went through a similar ordeal after being labeled a snitch for receiving a year and a day sentence for major gun possession charges. However I will say the airing out of your personal issue with Tip, is lame on the part of Alfamega. This is not a discussion you want to be having with a million eyes literally watching. This is a man-to-man conversation you have when T.I. gets home. Trust me, no one would have noticed if you didn't say a word about anything for the next 366 days.
5. Hot Head
Karrine "Superhead" Steffans is finding it rather difficult to promote her new book "The Vixen Manual." Two recent interviews have gone a rye leaving the video vixen turned best-selling author with a bad taste in her mouth. During a chat with Sacramento's CW Morning Show, Steffans took offense to some of the questions that were being asked about the book and got very snippy with the show's hosts.
"This book is for married people. Did you read it? You?re not asking intelligent questions."
With that the show's host sent Steffans packing. Cutting the interview short with a viscous comeback. [Watch Here]
"Bye Bye. See ya. She was a rumpshaker in a bunch of videos. Nuff Said."
Soon after, Steffans mixed it up with Houston's 94.5 radio host Rod Ryan. This time sparks started to fly because Steffans took umbrage with Ryan dwelling on her past accomplishments like, sleeping with celebrities and writing a book about it. Jeesh, why would he do that? Steffans went into another nasty rant about how the host was not doing a good job, and cut out on this interview before it blew up in her face like the last one. [Listen Here].
Is this chick serious? Your claim to fame is that you're a promiscuous video vixen that slept with tons of rappers and athletes. This is how you introduced yourself to us. Wear that! No one is saying that you can't change, but if folks want to talk about it you shouldn't be offended. I'd figure you'd have the brains to figure that out.
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]