G-Unit leader 50 Cent has confirmed what most hip-hop bloggers assumed this week by admitting he has taken subliminal shots at Young Money rapper Lil Wayne as of late.
Talking to New York’s Hot 97 radio host Angie Martinez, 50 said despite his jabs, his issue is bigger than Lil Wayne.
“Yeah, yeah, but you know what’s interesting, I was just in Las Vegas, I was performing with this thing with Mountain Dew — I did write the Lil Wayne line on the actual song but you know, when I got an issue, it’s clarity in it,” 50 told Ang. “I never, I don’t really do subliminals. [Did I say his name on the song?] No, I didn’t. I’m making references to his actions because I see, within hip-hop culture, I’m watching the artists attempting to be like the audience in order to gain the audience instead of just letting them come to us. That’s even why the urban apparrel business is going away. They dress like the skateboarders. If you’re wearing skinny jeans, that’s ‘their’ culture. That is like clothes the skateboarders would wear. You see what I’m saying? [Maybe he likes to skateboard?] Yeah, I just don’t know gangsters from New Orleans that skateboard. It’s gonna get interesting. If you look at it, like, I ran into [rapper] Machine Gun Kelly in Las Vegas while I was out there and — he’s really like a part of that culture. I don’t have a problem with Weezy.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
In late September, 50 dropped his “Love, Hate, Love” track going at Lil Wayne and Game.
The track starts off slow with a stirring soul vocal sample serving as the backdrop. When the track gets going, 50 sounds sinister after he lyrically launches a salvo in the direction of Young Money captain Lil Wayne. “Acting like a white boy bored, now you wanna jump a flight of stairs on a skateboard/Ni—, why the f— ya pants so tight?/You trying to show ni—- your ass, your alternative life” – Ouch, 50! But Wayne wasn’t the only rapper to catch a stray from Mr. Jackson as former ally Game catches some pretty tough shots too. “I touched more p—- than maxipads/NowDetox can be your little rap rehab/Bi—, just a second visit from the repo man/And you can’t afford your monthlys, I mean God D—.” (RapFix)
Following its release, former G-Unit member Game promised to lash back at 50.
“@50cent I’m on tour doin shows but soon as @avanterose find a studio for me I’m killin yo “Planet Of The Apes” face havin ass n*gga #MEunit,” he tweeted September 29th. (Game’s Twitter)
A few months ago, Wayne injured himself in a skateboarding crash.
Lil Wayne needed 9 stitches to close a bloody wound over his left eye last night … after crashing HARD at a skateboard park in St. Louis. Weezy was treated at a local hospital — and one witness told a local TV station the rapper was accompanied by several members of his entourage. According to the hospital, Wayne was treated and released. (TMZ)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview below: