G-Unit frontman 50 Cent recently spoke on his past feud with The Diplomats’ Cam’ron and promised he no longer has issues with Dipset.
Reflecting on their short-lived 2007 rivalry, 50 said their diss records were a mere representation of hip-hop’s competitive roots.
“What me and Cam’ron had is music,” 50 said, characterizing their rift as a challenge to be the preeminent MC. “It’s the competitive nature of the art form. In hip-hop, there’s always been battling. It’s a part of it. I don’t wake up or go to sleep feeling like I hate Cam’ron. He’s a good guy.” (MTV)
Last week, Cam took a similar stance, claiming their battle fueled hip-hop.
“I don’t have no problem with 50. 50 cool with me,” Cam said. “It was good for hip-hop. We had our little hip-hop beef or whatever you wanna call it, but ain’t no problem. Jim [Jones] and Juelz [Santana] do stuff with 50 and they camp all the time. I don’t have a problem with 50 at all. It is what it is. We had our little discrepancy, and we moved on from it.” (RapFix)
In 2009, Cam spoke on his duels with 50 and other elite rap stars.
“I’m not making up fake, imaginary beefs,” Cam said in an interview last April. “I’m not just jumping out for beef for no reason. When I went at Jay-Z, it was a lot of inside stuff that went on at Roc-A-Fella that we don’t need to go in to…There’s been a lot of times that I been wanting to do something but couldn’t because of Dame [Dash]. The 50 Cent thing, look you dissing, I took it as Jim [Jones] and Diplomats. Whoever else you could think of, Nas. The Nas situation. You got on the radio and said that Cam and [Funkmaster] Flex is ugly and Angie Martinez and N.O.R.E., whoever’s wack. It wasn’t because I attacked any of these people, it’s kinda all on defense, it’s always something that somebody did to me first.” (Miss Info)
In August 2009, Cam declined the opportunity publicly end the war with 50 at an annual “Family Day” event in Queens, New York.
“I’m not going to no show in Queens,” Killa said in an interview. “I don’t know how true it is — a few of my people, associates, said he was trying to reach out. But I ain’t going to no concert in Queens. Come up to Harlem Week. We could sit down and have the roundtable meeting if you really wanna be serious. Or meet anywhere — we can meet in Benihana’s if you wanna be serious. It don’t matter. I’m not squashing a problem we had in Queens at your event. That’s the same way he got other artists to come to his shows, whether they was down with Dipset or D-Block or Terror Squad, or whatever the case may be. It ain’t no real beef, but we ain’t gonna squash what we had at a Queens event. We’ll meet halfway — Triborough Bridge or something. But I ain’t going to no show in Queens. I’ll be at Harlem Week.” (MTV)
Check out 50 Cent’s “Funeral Music” Cam’ron diss below: