News: 50 Cent Blasts Jay-Z's Business Practices, "He Thinks He's F*cking Jesus"
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 11:20PM
50 Cent recently added fuel to his war of words against Jay-Z by discussing the rap mogul's past business mistakes.
Speaking on his past joint venture with Freeway and Jay, 50 explained why the rapper is difficult to work with.
"I think he completely has his best interests in mind," 50 said about Hov. "When you commit to working with other artists -- I have to be passionate about it. Of course, you want to make money, so you only commit to the things that you're excited about, that you feel you have the chemistry with or has something there, but after you get past that point, it should be something that you actually want to see win. I tried to collaborate with him on the Freeway project. What I did was Freeway went out and found his publishing deal, and we started the album, and Jay did 'Big Spender' and I did 'Take You to the Top,' and when it came time to put the record out, he didn't want to shoot his video, so I'm like, 'Why am I going to shoot mine? I'm not shooting it. It's on your label.' He has a king complex, he thinks he's f*cking Jesus, you know what I mean? This J-Hova sh*t." (Rolling Stone)
Fif previously hinted at his complications on the Freeway project last summer.
"[Lil Wayne] has that new kid, what's his name, Drake," Fif said in an interview. "The kid is coming up. I heard Jay-Z got him on his single. Right? That was ill, like, that was fast! For him to put him on his single, like that's ill. I don't know if he's rhyming or singing but the fact that he's on it is hot. Like that was a fast come-up. Jay won't even rap on his own artists and be in the video with 'em. Freeway, he did Freeway dirty. In the Freeway project, we were doing something together. It was all of us together, Jay had a record with Freeway and I said 'If you shoot that one, I'll shoot the one that I did with him and we'll make the video.' Now tell me that ain't the perfect scenario for Freeway." (Hot 97)
Snoop Dogg recently co-signed 50's business practices and said the G-Unit leader has always looked out for his artists.
"50 Cent is a motherf*cking entrepreneur man," Snoop told DJ Whoo Kid. "That young man is a business man. You know I knew him from the beginning when he first come in. He's trying to find his niche to what he's doing [but] he done outgrew everything around him...He fed everybody already. He made sure everybody ate, he rapped on everybody's sh*t, he promoted everybody, he sent n*ggas on the road, he had me rap on everybody's sh*t, come on n*gga. Even Spider Loc...He set them n*ggas up so if he don't ever rap with them n*ggas again, they still supposed to be straight. That's why nobody can say how unfair [he is]. He played fair, I been with n*ggas that played fair, Master P was a fair n*gga. He played fair and made sure everybody ate..." (Radio Planet TV)
50 recently compared his record-selling success to Hov's career.
"When you say something as vague as 'Men lie, women lie, numbers don't,' how do you take that as a disrespect, a response," Fif asked in an interview. "If we did look at the numbers, you'd see I did his career, my first two records. I did what he did in 15 years in 4 years. Like the numbers? You don't wanna talk about the numbers." (This Is 50)
Check out 50 Cent speaking on Jay-Z below: