News: 50 Cent Plays Jay-Z's "Numbers" Game, "I Did What He Did In 15 Years In 4 Years" [Video]

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent recently detailed his stance on Jay-Z's alleged "numbers" reference regarding Before I Self Destruct's first-week sales and said he has matched Hov's entire album-selling career in just 48 months.

Speaking in an interview from Paris, France, Fif explained why Jay cannot compare their numbers.

"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)

Jay initially sparked tension when making his "numbers" reference at last month's American Music Awards.

"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 later responded to the remark by saying he felt Hov should have been more direct if he was speaking about 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)

Talking to a crowd of fans at DJ Khaled's birthday party concert last month, Rick Ross said 50's 161,200 first-week sales were an indication of his rap career coming to an end.

"We also celebrating the demise of a p*ssy," Ross told a crowd of fans during a concert performance. "R.I.P. to the donkey. We buried him. It feeel good, n*gga. Don't look surprised, you knew he was gonna do it. It's only one record that can describe the feeling..." (JTF Promotions)

Check out 50 Cent speaking on Jay-Z below:

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