News: 50 Cent Downplays Jay-Z's Overseas Fame, "Jay-Z Is [Just] Beyonce's Husband"

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009 5:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent will reportedly continue his Jay-Z taunts in the upcoming "Food For Thought: Conversations with 50 Cent" BET special airing later on this week.

According to the show's description, Fif will explain why his buzz is stronger than the fellow New York entrepreneur.

"There's not another artist in New York City that generates more interest than 50 Cent," Fif said in the interview. "If we go international, Jay-Z is Beyonce's husband. He became more popular and relevant based on the work that Matthew [Knowles] made Beyonce do." In addition to interviewer Harry Allen, the episode also features Hot 97 radio personality Angie Martinez and sports journalist Stephen A. Smith holding conversations with Fif on a wide range of topics, including his epic SoundScan showdown with Kanye West, what he learned in his relationship with Vivica A. Fox, his new CD, Before I Self Destruct and his income drop according to Forbes Magazine. (BET)

Fif recently turned heads after calling Hov out on his Beanie Sigel "I Go Off" collaboration.

"Yeah, you changed man," 50 says toward the song's completion. "You let the money change you, Jay. You used to be from Marcy, [Brooklyn] n*gga. Now you a pass the Grey Poupon a** n*gga. You don't want the shooter? I'll take him. [laughs] N*gga, feed the wolves or else the wolves feed off you. Eat your a** alive! I live by a combat's creed. Strategy. Your move, n*gga." ("I Go Off")

From the G-Unit leader's perspective, the rap game could use a lyrical beef of the magnitude he would create with Jay.

"Well, it would be great," 50 explained in an interview. "It would be great for hip-hop. It would probably be interesting, but I don't think one of us will survive it. I don't have a relationship with Jay-Z. We're just both a part of hip-hop culture. We're not friends. We don't call each other to talk at leisure." (MTV)

While recently backing up Kanye West's VMA 09 outburst, Jay laughingly teased 50's rap image.

"I think he would have done that if that was 50 Cent, no one's scared of 50 Cent," Jay explained. "I want everybody to be clear, no one's scared of 50 Cent. So I just think that's what he believed. I think it was rude, I thought it was in appropriate. And I told him this much, but I don't think he was wrong." (BBC 1)

"Food for Thought: Conversations with 50 Cent" premieres Thursday November 19 at 7:30 PM on BET.

Check out 50 Cent & Beanie Sigel's "I Go Off" collaboration below:

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