News: 50 Cent Isn't Kiddin' Around W/ New G-Unit Artist, "Them Boys Down In New Orleans, They're Active"
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 1:10PM
G-Unit boss 50 Cent has come forward to confirm signing burgeoning rapper Kidd Kidd to his team and why he closely relates to the New Orleans artist.
Discussing Kidd Kidd recently surviving getting shot six times, 50 said he empathized with his near-death experience.
"Them boys down in New Orleans, they're active," 50 said in an interview. "It's a lot goin' on down there, and because I experienced it, I didn't move away from it. I actually ID'd with the situation a little more. He got hit six times, he got a [colostomy] bag on now ... Columbia [Records], when that situation took place with me, they walked away from me just because they're not familiar with the actual environment and what happens at different points -- It don't make me no difference: I understand it." (MTV)
Kidd Kidd also spoke on his new alignment with the G-Unit team.
"It's a blessing getting down with Fif. It's real, it's all love," Kidd said. "There ain't too many real people in the industry, period. I've been around a lot, and right now it's time. I never felt like this before." (MTV)
On the set of Unit rapper Tony Yayo's "Haters" music video last weekend, Kidd Kidd hinted at his G-Unit association.
"Good mornin video shoot today me @TonyYayo @50cent shawty lo its goin dwn big ups to all my haters," he tweeted Saturday (Kidd Kidd's Twitter)
Kidd Kidd recently hit up SOHH and talked about 50 supporting his new solo album, The Reallionaire.
"Real n*ggas do real things and 50 Cent is an official n*gga," Kidd Kidd told SOHH. "He's a real n*gga and I don't care what any n*gga's got to say about him. Anything anybody's got to say about 50 they might as well say it about me too. Real n*gga sh*t. He came to my album release party and this man called me. He called me himself. He didn't need nobody to call me and he came himself. He hit me up like, 'Yo, what's up Kidd? What's up with you?' And this was before the party and all of that, he wanted to holler at me and I respect that because most people in the game, they go into that Hollywood talk and they send their people to talk to your people. But 50 came at me direct and I respect that. It's a respect thing, you feel me? There's not too many real out there that do what they do. He told me when he comes down to New Orleans, he's gonna come and get at me. And that's what happened. He came to the N.O. and got with me. Whatever I got going on, he came and supported me. He didn't have to be there but he came through. He didn't come through on some, 'I'm gonna need some money for this appearance,' nah, my dog came through, performed and everything." (SOHH)
Check out some recent footage of Kidd Kidd & 50 Cent below: