G-Unit head 50 Cent has come forward to add some clarity into his situation with music executive Steve Stoute following a recent standoff at Madison Square Garden.
In Fif’s perspective, the media has provided a platform for Stoute to speak out and potentially put himself in sticky situations.
“He’s getting into shallow waters. He’s getting closer to actually getting his a** whooped,” Fif said in an interview referring to Stoute. “If the journalist pushes and pulls, pushes and pulls and at points asks the question – you didn’t force him to say it but it sets him up. It sets him up because it provides the opportunity for him to go down that actual lane and some of them are actually smart enough not to.” (Complex TV)
Fif also went on to question why he is often viewed as a “bully” despite not being the one who started the dispute.
“I’m responding to it, to something ‘he’ said. Do we say good for him? If I smack fire out of him in front of everybody at Madison Square Garden, wow, where you see his skin d*mn near come off the side of his head, does anyone say good for him? Or do they go, ‘Oh man. Why 50 do that? He bullied him. You see how he did that?’ I don’t understand [the bully tag]. I don’t understand how you’re the bully for responding to someone else’s actions.” (Complex TV)
According to recent 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”)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview: