News: 50 Cent Responds To Jay-Z's "Numbers" AMA Remark, "If You Wanna Be Disrespectful, Just Be Disrespectful" [Video]
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 10:40AM
50 Cent has responded to Jay-Z's "Men lie, women lie, numbers don't" remark from last weekend's American Music Awards and said Hov should be warned about the consequences of taking shots at him.
While 50 did not feel the line was a diss, the G-Unit leader did, however, say he was ready for Jay to make a move against him.
"He said that before," Fif explained to DJ Green Lantern. "I didn't really take that as a disrespect. If you wanna be disrespectful, just be disrespectful. I mean, once we start I'm not gonna stop. I'll make you aware of that. You see what I'm saying? I'm not the kinda guy that goes away. You understand that? So if that's the kind of energy we're getting ready to go to, then let's do it." (Invasion Radio)
Online reports have also speculated on Jay's reaction to watching 50 performing at the event.
But one person who wasn't feeling the love was Jay Z, who was sitting in the audience during "Crack a Bottle" and Drake's "Forever," which Eminem also sings on. A Hollyscoop spy sitting right near Jay in the audience says he wouldn't even stand up to cheer his fellow rappers on! They tell Hollyscoop exclusively, "When 50 Cent and Eminem were performing, Jay-Z didn't stand up. And the guy next to him stood up, and Jay Z pulled the guy down. So the guy sat." (Hollyscoop)
While accepting his award for "Best Rap Album," Jay made his numbers reference as he left the stage.
"What's up, what's up," Jay said in his acceptance speech. "Well, I wanna thank New York for being a great muse and I wanna thank everybody outside of New York that got inspired by the record because it's about inspiration, it's about a journey. You know, I come from Marcy Projects -- I wanna thank all the fans that connected with the record, peace and love. Men lie, women lie but numbers don't! [laughs]" (American Music Awards)
50 recently spoke on what would happen if he were to engage in a rap battle 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)
Check out 50 Cent speaking on Jay-Z below: