News: 50 Cent Granted Fabolous A Tweet Pass, "He Kind Of Felt A Little Backlash On It"
Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 4:00PM
50 Cent has touched on Fabolous publicly questioning the motivation behind his This Is 50 Festival earlier this month and said the rapper reached out to him personally.
In addition to speaking with Fab, Fif also said he believed the rapper felt the public's negative response to his Twitter remarks.
"He reached out to tell me he didn't mean it in that derogatory way," 50 said in an interview. "People misinterpret what you type in the text. I've misinterpreted what people were trying to send to me, sending me messages before as well. Before we utilize devices we use to communicate with each other intimately on Twitter and other Web sites, you can forget you're making a public statement. You can feel you're having barbershop talk or just saying your personal take on something, and it's a public statement and people start to resent you for it. He kind of felt a little backlash on it. People responded negatively to it because they were like, 'Finally [these artists are performing together]' and he's going, 'Wasn't I a part of dividing New York City?' I wasn't a part of dividing New York City. New York City wasn't accepting me initially." (MTV)
Fab previously clarified his comments toward 50 in a statement earlier this month.
"The only thing I really don't like about Twitter is a lot of what you say can be taken out of context," Fab said in a statement. "If you say something now, the way the media is, if you include somebody's name it in it becomes a big web and big blog interest...The kind of artist he was when he started he was almost totally against that. He isolated himself and G-Unit, and even attacked other people, and had beefs with other people, mainly other New York rappers. A lot of people feel like he helped crumble New York Rap because he changed people's perspectives, changed people's situations. He was incredibly successful. He had the power of King Kong and they were not as successful and they were kind of at his mercy... "He was able to shift his weight around due to the money he made and the money he was making and I think that he did that. I seen the concert pictures on-line and it looked a little different, a little weird to me. I'm not against 50. I didn't say it in a beef way. Certain people were already throwing up blogs to create rivalries between different people, commenting and it was really taken out of context. That was just a random thought of mine..." (Hip Hop DX)
On his website, ThisIs50.com, the G-Unit leader reflected on Fab's Twitter comments in early October.
"Reading what Fab said about me on Twitter was disappointing," Fif wrote. "I have extended myself to Fab personally to allow him to expand himself as an international Touring Artist. I thought we were Friends but that's cool. Law #2: Never put too much trust in friends. Learn how to use enemies. Be wary of friends--they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them. --50th Law of Power. Am I 50 Cent or Am I Machiavelli? D*mmmm!!! (This Is 50)
Fab initially suggested 50's previous rap beefs destroyed unity among New York rappers.
"Its interesting to c 50 Cent unite wit NY artists when he's 1 of the reasons NY hip hop became so isolated & crumbled..Do u agree NY??," Fab wrote Tuesday (October 6) morning. "I wonder if this is a law in the 50th law of power book?? I guess it was a good show 4 NY.. But if u asked 50 a few years ago if he ever saw hisself on stage with any of them he woulda said H*LL NO! Still 2 this day, 1 of the illest things i saw..Was 1 year a stadium full of fans screamin 4 Ja Rule, the next year sh*ttin on him 4 50 cent At 50's peak his grind was unmatched, image was bulletproof, music was ignorantly motivational & catchy, even classic. most never hav that So dont think im takin shots at 50.. Jus that NY show had me a lil puzzled.. But i love NY so i couldnt knock it if i wanted to." (Fabolous' Twitter)
Check out 50 Cent performing "Many Men" at the This Is 50 Fest below: