News: 50 Cent Explains Dr. Dre/Sleek Headphones Dispute, "He's Not Comfortable W/ Friction"
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 4:30PM
G-Unit's 50 Cent has come clean on his recent public feud with Dr. Dre over his venture into Sleek Headphones which left fans wondering if an internal beef was stirring.
50 said Dre initially reacted with restraint after learning about his Sleek launch but a beef was never intended.
"I have a strong personality, a strong character. And I can be difficult to deal with at certain points because I'm vocal. If you upset Em [Eminem], he's just gonna not talk to you. You're not going to get him in the next room you wanna get him in. With Dre, the same. He's not comfortable with friction. That [tweet] is, 'Hey look, I'm here. Is everybody still paying attention?' So they go, "Why he say that? Why he say we mad?" Then the meeting happens." (VIBE)
When asked about 50's headphones last month, 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)
In light of the feud, former G-Unit member Olivia talked to SOHH about 50 and Dre's issues.
"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)
Check out some past 50 Cent footage below: