G-Unit leader 50 Cent has finally broken his silence on the now-infamous face-off with music executive Steve Stoute following dicey remarks shot at him regarding his rap career.
Although careful with his words, Fif admitted things were tense when they met face-to-face at Madison Square Garden a few weeks ago.
“I said, ‘That wasn’t very nice of you, Steve. To say what you said wasn’t really nice, and I think you should apologize,’ ” Fif recalled, though he was clearly telling only part of the story. So did the “Hold On” MC politely ask Stoute to apologize? “Nah, I said it a little different,” Fif said with a smirk. (MTV)
G-Unit affiliate Sha Money XL recently jumped onto his Instagram page to post up a photo-based series of 50’s past business ventures and added fuel to the Stoute debate.
“#tbt 2002 In the Club video shoot pic shot by @christianclancy Ps. tell Stoute he can’t count 50 out. He was the 1st one chasing us to get some of that G Unit money so Tan that political sh*t,” Sha wrote March 6.
“#tbt The tanning of America. Tell me another that sold 3 mill sneakers ?Respect history don’t try to re write it.”
“#tbt The tanning of America”
“@jamescruz1 is my witness and led us to Victory, I’m glad I got my stash of pics #tbt #tanningofAmerica my Unit set the bar now climb higher u f*cks” (Sha Money XL’s Instagram)
According to reports, Curtis Jackson and Stoute saw each other face-to-face in late February.
Watch what you say! 50 Cent confronted Steve Stoute during a Knicks game at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Friday (Feb. 28). Photos surfaced of the two men in what appears to be in a heated conversation. Judging by the pics (posted at HipHop-N-More), it looks like the G-Unit leader was making sure he got his point across while Stoute was trying to diffuse the situation and explained himself. (The Boom Box)
Stoute shared a few words on 50 Cent’s career last month.
“Are you going to have 50 Cent up here soon? You got to. He got out of his record deal,” Stoute added. “He’s not [in my top five influential rapper list]. He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time. He has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time. I feel like he’s always gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully, now that he’s independent, and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content, [laughs], can get onto the air. I don’t know. I think he’s trying to get back.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)