G-Unit head 50 Cent reportedly came face-to-face with music mogul Steve Stoute heading into the weekend after dicey comments about Fif’s career heated up the Internet.
According to reports, Curtis Jackson and Stoute saw each other face-to-face Friday (February 28).
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 earlier this week.
“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”)
Reports claim Fif and Steve’s relationship goes back over a decade.
50 and Stoute have history together dating as far back as 2000 when Stoute was running the Urban department at Sony/Columbia Records. After getting shot nine times, 50 was considered a liability and was dropped by the label. Since then, 50 has never been fond of Stoute. (The Boom Box)
A few years ago, Stoute talked about wanting to bring rap mogul Nas into the mainstream spotlight.
“I had a vision for him. I felt like it was my job to make him the biggest guy in the world. I wanted the world to hear his music. I didn’t want him to become a great lyricist but end up like Kool G Rap, a lyricist the world doesn’t get to hear. I felt like I could take the responsibility and make the Nas movement bigger and not keep it confined to the Tri-State area, so to speak. He allowed me to do that. When we were together, we made a lot of noise and I made him an international star.” (Complex)
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