Country singer Taylor Swift has admitted to being a fan of hip-hop and, more in particular, an admirer of G-Unit leader 50 Cent.
Speaking on late night talk show “Chelsea Lately” this week, Swift admitted to being a fan of Fif’s.
“They say [my new album hasn’t sold as many first-week copies] since 50 Cent,” Swift told Chelsea Handler with a smile. “Yeah, in 2005, he had a big record. I’m a big fan of 50 Cent. I think you’re a big fan? I love 50 Cent. That’s my thing. When we were on tour, we have all three girls. The back-up singers, the fiddle player and me, all in one room and we all warm up to 50 Cent music. And it’s kinda surprising [if you knew] how many lyrics I know. Yeah.” (“Chelsea Lately”)
Last year, 50 came to Swift’s defense after Kanye West publicly interrupted her 2009 Video Music Awards trophy speech.
“So when you got an artist there for the first time and you go and you wanna tell them, well, you know, Beyonce is great. There’s nobody that’s confused in that actual area. But Taylor Swift is great and is new at that point and you can’t replace it. Even an apology can’t replace what it feels like for the very first time receiving that award. Now in her head, ‘My first award was Kanye West.’ And it’s damaging, I wish he would come take one of my awards so I can black his eye and in front of everybody…” (Much Music)
Earlier this month, Swift’s new album made history as being one of the top-selling opening week records in music.
Grammy-winning country singer Taylor Swift’s Speak Now topped the chart record-breaking sales, over one million albums sold in her first week. According to Nielsen SoundScan, her new project topples the competition with 1,046,700 records sold. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
50’s sophomore album, The Massacre, had sold more records than Swift’s new release five years ago.
The Massacre is the second studio album by American rapper 50 Cent, released March 3, 2005 on Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records in the United States. Its initially planned release was pushed five days ahead to avoid Internet leakage. The album debuted at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling over 1.55 million copies in its first week. (Wikipedia)
Check out Taylor Swift’s interview below: