News: Cam'ron Offers 50 Cent Peace Treaty In Harlem, "I'm Not Squashing A Problem We Had In Queens"
Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 9:34AM
Dipset leader Cam'ron has turned down 50 Cent's offer to appear at his upcoming "Family Day" event later this month and said their differences could be publicly squashed in Harlem, New York.
In addition to denying rumors of being scheduled to appear at the event, Cam explained why he would not give Fif the upper hand in his hometown.
"I'm not going to no show in Queens," Killa said in an interview. "I don't know how true it is -- a few of my people, associates, said he was trying to reach out. But I ain't going to no concert in Queens. Come up to Harlem Week. We could sit down and have the roundtable meeting if you really wanna be serious. Or meet anywhere -- we can meet in Benihana's if you wanna be serious. It don't matter. I'm not squashing a problem we had in Queens at your event. That's the same way he got other artists to come to his shows, whether they was down with Dipset or D-Block or Terror Squad, or whatever the case may be. It ain't no real beef, but we ain't gonna squash what we had at a Queens event. We'll meet halfway -- Triborough Bridge or something. But I ain't going to no show in Queens. I'll be at Harlem Week." (MTV)
Harlem Week is celebrated annually in the heart of New York City.
Tracing the evolution of HARLEM WEEK, now thirty five years old (1974), is very simple? it began as HARLEM DAY, a one-day tribute that was so astonishingly and unexpectedly successful that more days were needed to showcase the community?s rich economic, political and cultural history, to say nothing of the current, ever increasing artistic talent in Harlem. Above all, HARLEM DAY?in its unique way?was a day of encouragement and fellowship for New Yorkers in general and Harlemites in particular, many of whom had struggled for some years to see a positive future for Urban America. (Harlem Week)
Cam previously spoke on his past beefs and why he went head-to-head with 50 Cent.
"I'm not making up fake, imaginary beefs," Cam said in an interview last April. "I'm not just jumping out for beef for no reason. When I went at Jay-Z, it was a lot of inside stuff that went on at Roc-A-Fella that we don't need to go in to...There's been a lot of times that I been wanting to do something but couldn't because of Dame [Dash]. The 50 Cent thing, look you dissing, I took it as Jim [Jones] and Diplomats. Whoever else you could think of, Nas. The Nas situation. You got on the radio and said that Cam and [Funkmaster] Flex is ugly and Angie Martinez and N.O.R.E., whoever's wack. It wasn't because I attacked any of these people, it's kinda all on defense, it's always something that somebody did to me first." (Miss Info)
Jim Jones also discussed his falling out with Cam and provided an explanation for appearing on-stage with 50 during their beef.
"By the time that 50 Cent sh*t came into play, whatever was going on between me and Cam was already going on," Jones explained. "I couldn't really worry about what people was thinking at that point because I got a career to worry about. And if nobody else is gonna worry about my career then I am so the moves I make are the moves I make whether n*ggas like it or not." (This Is Jim Jones)
Check out Cam'ron's interview below: