News: Game Supported 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" LP, "We Bought 17 Albums Man" [Video]
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 1:20PM
Former G-Unit member Game recently revealed how he supported 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct album by purchasing nearly 20 copies and detailed why its first-week sales indicate Fif's decreasing popularity.
Game believes 50's sales are an indication of his current buzz.
"D*mn, I should have bought three more," Game said about Fif's album. "I tried to get him over that 160 mark, man. We bought 17 albums man, real talk. I just wanted to help him out man. I tried to get him into, I don't know, [if] my 17 was gonna get him to a million, I didn't know what I was doing. But eh, I support it, I support hip-hop, man. It's sad and tragic that he didn't do what he thought he would do. But he's 50, man, he'll find out a way to sell somebody some G-Unit Maxipads, or G-Unit tampons or G-Unit douches, he's a business man...I think if Dre would have came out on the same day, he would have did a million or something or he would have did his mark. I just think people aren't buying or are buying what has a buzz and what's hot. I think it's a thin line and I fall somewhere in the middle and that's what keeps me afloat and my longetivity is sustained." (Rap-Up TV)
The Black Wall Street leader recently shared his reaction to Fif's numbers.
"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)
He also vouched for 50's album via Twitter last month.
"& if you REALLY wanna know the truth : to me, 50 album wasn't that bad.....," Game wrote via Twitter on Wednesday (November 25). "I contributed to that 161,000 ... Karma is just a B-*-T-C-H." (Game's Twitter)
50's fourth solo project lost the top spot to singer John Mayer who sold 285,700 records in his first week debut.
50 Cent's highly-anticipated Before I Self Destruct debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 5. After a solid seven days in stores plus sales from iTunes, 50's new album has moved 161,200 copies. (Sales Wrap)
Check out Game speaking on 50 Cent below: