News: 50 Cent Wanted Game To "Go Away" During Beef, "50th Law" Co-Author Gives Details
Friday, Dec 11, 2009 2:25PM
The co-author behind 50 Cent's 50th Law book, Robert Greene, has given details on how the G-Unit leader initially tried to make his problems with Game "go away" during their early rap beef.
According to Greene, 50 was plotting his moves against the Black Wall Street leader in 2006.
"I don't think he was looking for 'advice,' per se," Greene explained in an interview. "Because, who am I to give him advice? But, maybe he was. We talked about it, for sure. To be honest with you, I wasn't too up on the situation. I knew that there was a beef going on, but what was behind it? How did it start? I really didn't know. So, talking about it then, what I would've said knowing what I know now about the whole thing, it would've been different. So I don't know if my 'advice' was particularly insightful at that time. That's when I thought he was a very crafty person. He was really strategizing in a hardcore way, about how to make this guy go away. Not in the Mafia sense, but how to end [the problem], so it doesn't turn into this mutually destructive war...I was impressed about how he was weighing certain options and not just going with raw emotion, because you'd expect someone with the persona that he projects--which really isn't who he is--that he would be looking for something kind of ultra-aggressive. That's the entertainment part of 50. The real 50 is much more strategic." (XXL Mag)
Game recently cited 50's Before I Self Destruct album sales as reason enough to fall back on dissing him.
"I don't apologize for sh*t, all I did was a freestyle," he explained in an interview. "If anybody takes it to the heart like they gotta do something about it, then just do that...D*mn, did I say something about everyone but 50? F*ck. I am almost done with 50 Cent shots, I mean at this point, he is shooting himself. I mean for a guy to sell 10 million records his first time out and then to come back out and do 160,000 in the first week three albums later is a catastrophe. I really feel for him at this point. If he needs my help, then I will help him out and say his name a couple more times to help him float. I really feel bad about his first week, and I just want him to feel better about himself. Tell 50, there's always the next album." (All Hip Hop)
Game recently discussed destroying the G-Unit brand when he left the group in 2005.
" said recently in an interview that he'll never work with Game again but that's all him talking and his ego. I can't wait to mend the ties with Eminem. Me and Eminem had never been at odds but he had to take 50's side...I killed G-Unit. I killed the clothes, I killed the brand, I killed Tony Ya-Yo, Banks and Buck at that time. Like I really f*cked up a lot of money for that dude. Not only for him but my label, Jimmy Iovine, who at this point, I'm apologetic to." (Complex)
50 eliminated any chances of recording with Game on a Detox track last month.
"No," Fif said flatly when asked what his response would be to Dre's request for a reunion collaboration. "No, I wouldn't do it. I'd be on a record, on a song, on the [Detox] album, but not on that record [with Game]. That's not making a song, that's making an event -- things for people to talk about...So there's a verse there that you think would be great for both of us, I just say, 'Erase his verse and put something in better than that.'" (MTV)
Check out Game's "300 Bars" from around 2005 below: