Nearly a week after music mogul Steve Stoute ruffled some feathers by questioning G-Unit head 50 Cent‘s impact on pop culture, hitmaker Rico Love has offered a take on the rap star’s relevance.
Along with dishing on Fif’s impact on the music biz, Rico revealed a new track being in the works.
“I just a record with 50,” Rico revealed in an interview. “He sent me a record to do a hook for and I did it recently but we never went into the studio together to work and obviously I called Joe and got his blessing. Joe is my friend. Joe is my real friend, my brother, my family, so before I did anything I called him and I think even 50 would respect that. I called him and he was like, ‘Nah, it’s love. It ain’t no problem with Fif. Do your thing.’ … It’s a party record. … 50’s one of those guys you can’t discredit. You can’t count him out. He’s done so much to affect pop culture in a way that you can’t deny. To discredit that in any way, you’re doing yourself a disservice and disrespecting the business you’re in.” (“Mikey T The Movie Star”)
Over the weekend, Fif added fuel to the Stoute drama by posting up a parody clip of their recent standoff.
“Funny sh!t LOL http://youtu.be/1VPMbmRgiyU,” Fif tweeted with a video showing Stoute’s initial comments about him and then a cut to a confrontational scene from the movie Juice. (50 Cent’s Twitter)
According to reports, Curtis Jackson and Stoute saw each other face-to-face on Friday (February 28).
Watch what you say! 50 Cent confronted Steve Stoute during a Knicks game at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Friday (Feb. 28). Photos surfaced of the two men in what appears to be in a heated conversation. Judging by the pics (posted at HipHop-N-More), it looks like the G-Unit leader was making sure he got his point across while Stoute was trying to diffuse the situation and explained himself. (The Boom Box)
Stoute shared a few words on 50 Cent’s career last week.
“Are you going to have 50 Cent up here soon? You got to. He got out of his record deal,” Stoute added. “He’s not [in my top five influential rapper list]. He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time. He has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time. I feel like he’s always gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully, now that he’s independent, and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content, [laughs], can get onto the air. I don’t know. I think he’s trying to get back.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Check out Rico Love’s interview: