News: Me & 50 Cent's Beef Was Good For Hip-Hop, Says Cam'Ron
Friday, Jan 21, 2011 5:35PM
Dipset leader Cam'ron has reflected on his short-lived 2007 beef with 50 Cent and confirmed they are back on speaking terms.
Killa Cam said despite their past differences and diss records at one another, he no longer views 50 as an enemy.
"I don't have no problem with 50. 50 cool with me," Cam said. "It was good for hip-hop. We had our little hip-hop beef or whatever you wanna call it, but ain't no problem. Jim [Jones] and Juelz [Santana] do stuff with 50 and they camp all the time. I don't have a problem with 50 at all. It is what it is. We had our little discrepancy, and we moved on from it." (MTV)
In 2009, Cam spoke on his beef with 50 and other rap stars.
"I'm not making up fake, imaginary beefs," Cam said in an interview last April. "I'm not just jumping out for beef for no reason. When I went at Jay-Z, it was a lot of inside stuff that went on at Roc-A-Fella that we don't need to go in to...There's been a lot of times that I been wanting to do something but couldn't because of Dame [Dash]. The 50 Cent thing, look you dissing, I took it as Jim [Jones] and Diplomats. Whoever else you could think of, Nas. The Nas situation. You got on the radio and said that Cam and [Funkmaster] Flex is ugly and Angie Martinez and N.O.R.E., whoever's wack. It wasn't because I attacked any of these people, it's kinda all on defense, it's always something that somebody did to me first." (Miss Info)
In August 2009, Cam declined to publicly end the war with 50 at an annual "Family Day" event in Queens, New York.
"I'm not going to no show in Queens," Killa said in an interview. "I don't know how true it is -- a few of my people, associates, said he was trying to reach out. But I ain't going to no concert in Queens. Come up to Harlem Week. We could sit down and have the roundtable meeting if you really wanna be serious. Or meet anywhere -- we can meet in Benihana's if you wanna be serious. It don't matter. I'm not squashing a problem we had in Queens at your event. That's the same way he got other artists to come to his shows, whether they was down with Dipset or D-Block or Terror Squad, or whatever the case may be. It ain't no real beef, but we ain't gonna squash what we had at a Queens event. We'll meet halfway -- Triborough Bridge or something. But I ain't going to no show in Queens. I'll be at Harlem Week." (MTV)
In 2007, Cam dropped his "Curtis" diss record, aimed directly at 50.
"Yep, so have a seat, this 'gon be a masterpiece," Cam rapped. "I have to beef, he look like a gorilla, with rabbit teeth/Bugs monkeys, act hard, with a crack god, that mack broads/That video ain't Queens, it's your backyard/Curtis, it's messin with your head bad/You that mad but dag that's security with red flags/You bangin five shootin rocks and signs my way." ("Curtis")
Check out Cam'ron's "Curtis" below: