Youtube phenom-turned-rap star Soulja Boy Tell Em recently spoke on his relationship with 50 Cent in the new issue of XXL Magazine, and mentioned how much of an impact the G-Unit leader has on his career.
In his feature, Soulja Boy explains how he looks at 50 as a role model.
SB on his connection to 50 Cent: “Being Black, with money, from the hood, struggles, and coming from nothing to something, of course you’re going to share the common struggles. You going to have people hate. You going to have people that change on you, and all that. So of course, watching 50, and him going through what he did–if there wasn’t no 50 Cent, there would be no Soulja Boy. You know what I mean?” (XXL Mag)
50, also featured in the issue, expressed his enthusiasm over the direction of Soulja Boy’s career.
“I’m more comfortable in a space where people are doubting me than when I’m the favorite. They doubted me before. Obviously, I was the only crazy person that believed in me at one point.” About his young counterpart, Fif says, “If I had the wish to be another artist, just for right now, it would be Soulja Boy.” (XXL Mag)
After Soulja Boy was recently accused of being a cocaine addict, 50 came to the young rapper’s defense.
“For Soulja Boy, this is a difficult time for him, he ain’t never been under the circumstances where a girl’s setting him up, he’s working his way through it,” 50 told radio personality Funkmaster Flex. “You know what’s ill, I actually spoke with him afterward. I was saying, ‘Don’t even talk about it, you see what kind of person you’re dealing with.’ When he didn’t say anything, a week later it came out there was no condom. Yeah, there was no condom. They went from that regular scenario that we saw to it being no condom. That’s not true, that’s what was ‘said.’ That’s what was said. That came out, that’s what was said. It went through Twitter like that. I was like, ‘Man, just don’t say nothing. They’re trying to thrive off of this. It’s gonna be new negative energy.’ … Fab got good sense, it’s the persons around the artist that don’t have good sense — I’m speaking idiot language on Twitter, when I actually do and talk that aggressive, it’s for the guys on the sidelines that knows it can actually be an issue…Soulja Boy don’t get high. He smokes a little weed, he don’t do that. He’s not in the frame.” (Hot 97)
50 also threatened Soulja Boy gossipmongers via Twitter.
“I told you n*ggas a long time ago soulja boy my little n*gga yal better leave him the f*ck alone for somebody get hurt.”
“I get all you n*ggas killed f*ck that. I dear you n*ggas touch him. Soulja say what ever you wantN*ggas aint gone do sh*t.” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
The new XXL Magazine hits newsstands Tuesday, November 2nd.
Check out a recent Soulja Boy & 50 Cent interview below: