G-Unit leader 50 Cent‘s Interscope Records label woes continue heading into the new year with him threatening the company.
Resorting to Twitter, 50 demanded a record deal contract and directly called out Interscope Records head Jimmy Iovine.
“I got 3,500,000 views in 3 day on hands up. Ok I need a record deal jimmy iovine , call me early tomorrow or I’m putting out another mix tape,” he tweeted December 31st.
“Anybody want to sign me I’m a young hungry artist and I work harder then everybody in hiphop call me tomorrow. Street king energy.” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
Last June, 50 denied having direct issues with Jimmy Iovine or Dr. Dre in light of the label delaying his new LP.
Though he is visibly concerned about how the rollout of his album is being handled, Fif wants to be clear about where he places the blame. “It’s not necessarily Dre or Jimmy; it’s more the guys that they pass the responsibilities onto. It takes longer for people, because they’ll be like, ‘OK, we’re gonna do this and we’re gonna do that,’ and the building will start having those conversations, but they’re not actually moving at that point.” (MTV)
A few days prior, 50 aired out Interscope due to internal conflicts.
“Ok I tried to be cool with my record company . I went to the meeting talk to everyone and sh*t feels like there moving in slow motion,” he tweeted June 16th. “I’m sorry to announce I will not be releasing a new album this year if we don’t get on the same page.” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
While Fif is requesting a record deal, he reportedly has one final album obligation with Interscope.
“It’s actually my final requirement. My fifth album and the final requirement for Interscope. I had some difficulties with the actual system,” 50 explained in an interview. “There are people there that are afraid to lose their job — they’ve seen other people get fired. I think they’re afraid to make some decisions that need to be made right away, they just sit and look…We’ve had some conversations communicated to develop plans for different things and it’s not actually executed in the time plan that we’ve created. And I get frustrated and I start doing things, like I put the record out.” (MTV UK)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: