Exclusive: Olivia Backs 50 Cent's Sleek Talk In Dr. Dre Dispute, "It's Not Fair"
Friday, Feb 18, 2011 4:10PM
As tensions continue to boil between 50 Cent and Dr. Dre over their competing lines of audio gear, SOHH reached out to former "First Lady of G-Unit" Olivia to get her reaction to their exchange.
Having maintained rapport with 50 and Dre since her run with G-Unit in the mid-2000's, Olivia said Fif's venture into Sleek By 50 headphones should be respected and not looked down upon.
"Beats By Dre. Actually, I own some right now and I love them," Olivia told SOHH when asked which headphones line she likes more. "I haven't [used] the Sleek By 50 but I will try them out. [I saw 50's tweets saying] he's not gonna be on Dre's [Detox] album. I think it's funny because it's not fair that [Dre and Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine] are able to do it and then once  wants to do it, get his own headphones, they have an issue. It's just more web rivalry. [50's a jokester], yes, he is very much -- that's how he is period. And that's how I've always been so that's why we had such a good relationship. So I definitely know he's very much a clown and people take him too seriously sometimes." (SOHH)
When asked about 50's headphones earlier this week, Dre denied prior knowledge of the rapper's venture.
Dr. Dre totally DISSED his former protege 50 Cent in Los Angeles the other night ... maybe ... possibly ... OK, we're really not sure -- but it's all on tape!!!! Here's the back story -- 50 went on a Twitter tirade this week, claiming Dre HATES him because he's launching a line of headphones to compete with Dre's "Beats" line. But when we asked Dre about the beef out in front of Boa Steakhouse in Hollywood Tuesday night ... Dre simply replied, "I never heard of his headphones." DISS!!!!!!!!!!!! (maybe). (TMZ)
Following Dre's remarks, 50 hit up Twitter to speak on the aftermath.
"I didn't see DRE on TMZ what did he say?," 50 tweeted Thursday (February 17).
"I Don't believe DRE would say anything about me. I love DRE if he did he must really be mad at me."
"I'm gonna call DRE when I get out this meeting." (50 Cent's Twitter)
Earlier this week, 50 revealed his tensions toward Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.
"Jimmy iovine and dre mad at me cause I'm doing sleek by 50," Fif tweeted Monday (February 14).
"I guess I'm not going to be on detox Lol."
"I'm a little hurt jimmy and dre feel like that but f*ck it. I'm focused I got a surprise for everybody this go round."
"Okok I'm done talkin bout jimmy n dre, I love them, they hate me, so what?...f*ck it. Lol" (50 Cent's Twitter)
Check out some past 50 Cent footage below: