Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has finally given his response to 50 Cent name dropping his 2006 hit single, “Kick, Push” in a new record, admitting he does not view it as a direct diss.
Taking the high road, Fiasco said he does not view Fif’s “50’s My Favorite” track as an anti-Fiasco record.
“That’s fine, 50’s a good guy,” Fiasco said when asked for his reaction. “I got a chance to peform with him and tour with him for a little bit. You know? I don’t really look at it as a diss. I just look at it as I got fans in high places I guess. So, [laughs], it’s all fine with me. I’m not really tripping…[Lyrical battles?] I always keep that in the chamber. They know what’s up. At the end of the day, they know what’s up. We’ll just leave it at that. But, that’s negativity. We going back to the positive.” (107.5 WGCI)
Speculation on whether or not 50 was dissing Lupe stirred up following its release last week.
But on this latest promotional track for his Street King energy shot, you hear a reference to/shot at Lupe Fiasco’s 2005 single, “Kick Push.” I mean, would 50 really be saying that sh*t now, some six years later? Hmm. “I could fit your house inside my house,” Fif raps, “Then your neighbors and your yard/Oh my God/This sh*t ain’t about sh*t, so I ain’t gonna go hard/Now ‘Kick, Push, Kick Push’/Get the f*ck outta here/’Kick, Push’/You are now being hypnotized, close your eyes and say/50’s my favorite.” (“Prefix Mag”)
Fif used his Twitter account to unleash the new track online.
“There goes the track i was telling you about its called 50 MY FAVORITE #SK 11 http://ning.it/nOvVPb — @StreetKing,” he tweeted October 10th. (50 Cent’s Twitter)
In late September, 50 dropped his “Love, Hate, Love” SK track going at Lil Wayne and Game.
The track starts off slow with a stirring soul vocal sample serving as the backdrop. When the track gets going, 50 sounds sinister after he lyrically launches a salvo in the direction of Young Money captain Lil Wayne. “Acting like a white boy bored, now you wanna jump a flight of stairs on a skateboard/Ni—, why the f— ya pants so tight?/You trying to show ni—- your ass, your alternative life” – Ouch, 50! But Wayne wasn’t the only rapper to catch a stray from Mr. Jackson as former ally Game catches some pretty tough shots too. “I touched more p—- than maxipads/NowDetox can be your little rap rehab/Bi—, just a second visit from the repo man/And you can’t afford your monthlys, I mean God D—.” (RapFix)
Check out “50’s My Favorite” below: