G-Unit’s 50 Cent recently shared his thoughts on the publicized woes of fellow hip-hop artist Chief Keef and revealed how much he offered to help the teenage rap sensation.
According to Fif, he has tried to steer Keef onto the right path but his words fell on deaf ears.
“The Chief Keef project is the 50 Cent project. It’s the same project,” 50 Cent told DJ Jenny Boom Boom regarding the similarities between himself and Keef, whose growing rap sheet threatens to outstrip his music. “He’s completely influenced by his environment, but that’s the nightmare,” 50 Cent continued, comparing Keef’s legal battles with ones he fought earlier in his own career. “I actually was attracted to the Chief Keef thing because I was like, I can help him. I know what to do. He didn’t listen, so I wouldn’t actually offer (what was said) to the general public. To reach out to him and actually talk to him, I did that. He’s a man, a young man. My son is a year younger than him. So when I’m talking to him, he don’t have to take it. I’m not his father, that’s his business.” (Radio)
The G-Unit head also pointed out his advice could have helped Chief prepare for the inevitable struggles most artists go through.
50 Cent continued: “There are certain things I look at and go, if you play your hand this way, it could be good. If you go them other ways, you’re going to have a hard time, man. Those bumps in the road are there for you. You’re not exempt.” (Radio)
Last November, 50 revealed Chief did not come through for their music video shoot.
“@ChiefKeef didn’t show up to his own video. I never saw anything like this on the first song. SMSaudio,” Fif tweeted November 16th.
“I lost a good friend of mine recently. No trust,no friend ship. I had a ball coming out with wiz tonight. SMSaudio” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
Back in September, the G-Unit boss said Interscope Records nearly dropped Keef.
“There was some energy there in the [Interscope] building, they was actually thinking about dropping him,” 50 said in an interview. “I was like, ‘D*mn you can’t just like drop him.’ That’s what hip-hop culture is. It’s an opportunity for you to make it from anywhere. If you from the bottom right now you could listen to this music that comes on, write something and put them cards back they gave you and deal yourself some new ones.” (Hot 97)