After raising eyebrows by tweeting about rap nemesis Rick Ross‘ publicized seizures last week, G-Unit’s 50 Cent has now opened up about his feelings toward the Miami rapper.
Talking to New York’s Hot 97 radio host Angie Martinez, Fif said he has no ill will toward Ricky Rozay.
“[I wasn’t] really concerned,” 50 told Angie. “But, I was just saying to him. When people want to ask me a question like that, it’s obvious. If a person has a seizure twice, they’re not really [taking care of themselves]. You can look and see he’s not conscious of his health. I seen [Fat] Joe, like, Fat Joe done slimmed down. You gotta call him Joe. That’s good because you look at that. We lost [Big] Pun like that. Overall, you can look at your competition, hip-hop has always been competitive. Battling is a part of the culture. I don’t wish death on nobody…It’s early age for you to be having two seizures.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Last week, 50 emerged as one of various hip-hop stars to weigh in on Ross’ condition.
Long time nemesis 50 Cent also weighed in asking that Ross take care of himself. “Yea he gotta take care his self,” responded Fif to a fan who asked if he had any words on the Ross situation. Past collaborator Drake tweeted a succint message reading, “Prayers for Rozay.” Texas rap vet Bun B also called for calm and prayers for the Maybach Music Group boss. “Pray for my brother @rickyrozay It might not be serious at all, but let’s pray for him anyway,” tweeted the Underground King. A Tribe Called Quest front man Q-Tip chimed in with, “Prayers up 4 @rickyrozay homie rest up. Your health is bigger than bizness.” (RapFix)
Miami’s DJ Khaled has promised to stick by the “Boss'” side as he recovers from the two seizures.
“I am not leaving his side. He is resting, he is chilling and he is actually super focused. He is at the crib and is going to rest and just chill until he gets his energy back. He is going to take everything one day by day,” Khaled said in an interview. “I told him he has to stay home for two weeks. I told him he has got to just chill and reIax. I told him he is a big enough star that he can just stay home. His life is more important…When he went in the hospital that was a reality check. I’m trying to tell him, but he’s telling me, ‘Khaled you ain’t got to tell me no more, I understand clearly I got to take my life seriously.'” (Global Grind)
Last year, Ross said despite a back-and-forth beef with 50, he no longer had motivation to entertain their issues.
“That’s the beauty of art,” Ross told us. “You can take it and channel it any way you want to. Of course, I realize I put a lot of pollution out there as well that I wouldn’t this year. That was a part of me learning. I’ll forever be attracted to some form or fashion of war. I feel it’s competitive but at the same time, I’m focused on my numbers. I’m focused on my business. I’m focused on my brand. I wanna see other things blossom around me, versus back-and-forth with nothing. For the most part, I feel when you prioritize your business, that’s the result — that’s the advice I’ve been given for so long. I’m trying it out.” (MTV)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: