G-Unit affiliate Kidd Kidd has finally stepped up to address his absence from 50 Cent‘s revamped “We Up” record with Kendrick Lamar.
According to Kidd Kidd, the decision did not rest in Fif’s hands and blamed it on industry politics.
On his removal from “We Up,” Kidd said: “[The] first thing I want to tell to people is that it wasn’t a 50 Cent decision. A lot of people come and they be like, ‘Yo, 50 [Cent] took you off the song,’ it wasn’t no 50 Cent decision. That’s what it is, it’s all politics you know what I’m sayin’, the game is politics. It’s just a blessing to even be brought up in that same conversation because the song is a great song, it was a blessing to even just be a part of that. It is what it is, you keep moving forward. It’s not like that’s the only good song in the world.” (HHDX)
The Kidd-less music video premiered online in late March.
50 Cent hits the West Coast with Kendrick Lamar in the video for his new single “We Up.” The hip-hop mogul toasts to the good life while kicking it poolside in a plush pad in the Hollywood Hills surrounded by women. K-Dot stops by to deliver his verse in the Eif Rivera-directed clip. Fif’s G-Unit signee Kidd Kidd was previously featured on the song. The new version boasts new bars from 50 in place of his verse. The reworked track will hit iTunes on April 2, while his album Street King Immortal is due later this spring. (Rap-Up)
The revamped record premiered online days prior to the visual dropping.
50 Cent returns to the scene with a new version of his highly infectious track “We Up”. The track originally featured himself, Kendrick Lamar, and Kidd Kidd, gets revamped. The new version is basically the same, however without Kidd Kidd, and a new verse from 50 as he comes through a drops off some new bars. Man, I don’t know about you, but this shit right here is too dope not to be played at least twice. Check out the track after the jump and speak your mind. (Stupid Dope)
The original version of “We Up” heated up the Internet around mid-February.
A few weeks ago, 50 Cent posted a preview of the video for “We Up,” his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and G-Unit signee Kidd Kidd. Perhaps because he didn’t want the full black-and-white, tuxedo-heavy video to be overshadowed by a certain other clip with those elements that dropped this week, Fiddy today (February 15) premiered the full song, sans video. (Idolator)
Check out both “We Up” versions: