G-Unit leader 50 Cent may be taking a more positive approach these days with handling rap disputes after revealing secret conversations he's had with speculated rivals Jay-Z and Diddy.
In addition to addressing a new photo of himself and Jay at Eminem's Detroit concert this past week, 50 said he also cleared the air with Puffy.
"We got a chance to kick it for a minute," 50 said referencing Jay. "I know people were interested in what that conversation was like. But they can ask .
I take people's actions as if it's genuinely how they feel. I can only
use what I saw you do as if that's what you meant. I can't understand
what your motivation was prior to that...I had a conversation with Puffy
the night before Jay. He gave me a whole new perspective on his
actions. He's like, 'I understand the way you felt because of what I was
doing at the time. But I wasn't thinking what you was thinking I was.
You done hit me nine times. I'm just in the fetal because I understand
why you are attacking me. But if I can't touch bases with you to tell
you what I'm thinking or why I did it, then you can't understand it.' We
created a little clarity out there." (MTV)
Last July, 50 publicly called out Diddy in a live radio interview.
", well, the thing about it is, Puffy's like a b*tch," 50 said when asked if Diddy was subliminally dissing him. "To describe Puffy in one word is
a 'b*tch.' Right? Puffy wants to be the hot b*tch in the group. You
know how you see a hot b*tch -- I know it sounds kinda harsh but I'll
explain my statement. You know how an ugly b*tch always has pretty
friends? That's how he's built his group. He wants to be the hot b*tch
in the group. He wants to make sure he gets all the attention. He wants
to make sure the n*ggas wanna holla at him. And you know, it's the
reality of the situation, man. He'll tell you what happened himself down
in Miami. It's not even open season on Diddy." ("G-Unit Radio")
Prior to the interview, 50 said Diddy did not qualify as an authentic emcee because of his usage of ghostwriters.
"You know what's interesting, he's not an artist," 50 said in an interview with Nancy B. "An artist would be somebody that actually wrote something, maybe on the record or because we have R&B artists that don't actually write
music, maybe it's unfair because of the pressures people put on me.
Imagine if I just sat around and listened to people's CDs and say I'm
just gonna say the first verse I hear that sounds good. That would
completely take away the pressure and I would still be the artist in
front of you with a new song every two minutes because every artist that
has a song that would like to make some money off it would send it. It
doesn't make you special. When you actually do what I thought was a part
of hip-hop and made the culture exciting to me, which was each person's
original experience and how you learn to enjoy them as an individual
and their portion of their life. So when that's not there because
they're being an executive, saying you don't write rhymes you write
checks, that's not hot. For hip-hop, that's not hot. Maybe for another
genre it'll work, R&B or something else because they're made, these
people are all made and when companies decide they're gone, they're
gone. Immediately, because they couldn't even figure out what to do
without a team of people figuring it out for them." (WZMX Hot)
Earlier this year, tensions also rose with 50 and Jay when the G-Unit leader clowned Hov on his habit of subliminal dissing.
"It's the competitive nature of the art form," Fif explained about his relationship with Jay. "It's still there, he still competes too. He just does it so subliminal that people don't read it. To me,
it's a softer way to do it. A safer way to do it because no one directly
feels offended by it...Why not just say it? I don't feel the [disses].
You gotta at least let the [diss be noticeable.] A guy that's that
subtle, how do you really take offense to those activities? You know, I
get really disrespectful, I don't mind. And then it's like, we can go to
the other space and it can really go down." (Power 105.1)
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