50 Cent: "Interscope Is Beats Records"

posted Friday March 21 ,2014 at 11:15AM CDT | 66 comments

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50 Cent says his investment in SMS Audio "made people afraid."

50 Cent's work with SMS Audio caused conflict with Interscope Records, according to the Queens, New York rapper. 

"Interscope is Beats Records," 50 Cent says in an interview Forbes. "There’s no artist that has a marketing budget supporting what they’re actually doing that doesn’t have Beats headphones in the actual visual to support that brand, that company. So when I invested in SMS Audio, it kind of made people afraid."

50 Cent says this conflict made him feel like they had to part ways.

"It kind of got to a point that it was like, 'I’ve got to get out of here. Y’all need to just go do what you’re doing with this,'" he said. "Because it was too much of a priority, Beats, with the actual record company."

Interscope continues handling 50 Cent's back catalogue of music. However, 50 Cent's G-Unit Records is now set to be distributed by Caroline/Capitol/UMG, which has the same parent company as Interscope Records. 

"50 Cent is, and always will be, a marquee artist for us," Steve Berman, Vice Chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M, said in a statement in February, as per Forbes. "We respect his decision to pursue this new venture and the next chapter in his career, and wish him nothing but the best. He will always be a part of our family."

In February, 50 Cent explained why he feels he's special to Interscope.

"I’m a special case and situation," he said at the time. "It’s also because of the leverage of having the strong relationships with Eminem and Dr. Dre. They don’t want me to be uncomfortable. They value our friendship to the point that they would never want [to jeopardize] it over that little bit of money." 

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  • Anonymous
    "Sad state of hip-hop when people can't make an opinion unless it's the popular song" That's music for you. People gravitate towards what's popular even if the most popular may not always be what's best. My Life wasn't a bad song. It just wasn't memorable.
  • Anonymous
    People love bringing up G-Unit and old 50 Cent beef/songs/sales figures. It's 2014 lol move on. That's why he thrives because if he brings up something from the past everybody flocks because there's some weird infatuation with past 50 Cent news. This article is actually current 50 Cent news, thus why I clicked on it, and the comments have so much irrelevancy pertaining to the article. All about his past. Smh
    • Anonymous
      it's amazing right. niggas click on his stories just to hate on him and say how awesome rick ross and game are LOL
    • ^
      but Game IS better than 50!
  • Anonymous
    Five actual 50 Cent articles in a actual week, and they're actually ALL about other actual people. SMH.
    • Anonymous
      how is this about other people? you know you'd still be complaining if the 5 articles were him talkin about himself
    • 50 Cent
      Did you read the actual article? The point is about the actual rapper 50 Cent. When Steve Bermen spoke about 50, it was about the actual friendship they have as actual human beings. It was from the actual heart. 50 has 2 projects coming this year. After the Animal Ambition mixtape he will drop the actual album street king immortal.
    • Anonymous
      Animal Ambition isnt a mixtape,
    • Anonymous
      Come June there won't be any 50 Cent articles. He'll be played out.
    • Anonymous
      "how is this about other people?" He's actually complaining about Interscope on this one. I know it doesn't count as "people", but still lol
  • HUH
    CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND CORPORATE BULLYING...........50 GO DO YOU
  • Anonymous
    What do we have here...? Another story about 50? This shit must have you crabs salty as hell right now.... LMFAO! You keyboard clowns might as well stop going online for next few months because 50 about to smash the game again. Only people that don't think so are Game fans that didn't buy his last album (flop), Ja Rule fans (LMAO) and Officer Rickey fans (album out for 2 weeks and still hasn't hit 200k)... LoL
    • Anonymous
      actually (fiddys fav word) officer ricky (hehe) is sitting at 228k sold after weeks
  • Anonymous
    They're scared because everyone's flocking to pick up a pair of SMS headphones. Beats, SMS, Soul, it's all the same overpriced shit.
  • Anonymous
    Has the "My Life" single gone 6x plat yet?
    • Anonymous
      it didnt even go wood but it went 1x plat in australia
    • Anonymous
      6x plastic.
    • Anonymous
      Did you enjoy the song? Was it not your style? Or do you only care about how many other people bought it? Sad state of hip-hop when people can't make an opinion unless it's the popular song. Smh
    • Anonymous
      'My Life' went Platinum in the US dummies
    • ETK
      ^^ No, it did not. Get your facts straight.
    • Anonymous
      go listen to another genre. like the other guy said dont judge on sales listen to the music. destroying the community by being sheep only following if other people buy something
  • Anonymous
    Animal Ambition is gone be fire June 3
  • Anonymous
    50 is always right but people always think he's crazy and they hate him for no fuckin reason. 50 is real and always speaks the truth that's why most people can't handle him cuz he's right most of the time
  • Andres Tardio likes sucking 50 Cent dick
    Question for Andres Tardio: Do you take yourself serious? You been writing only bullshit articles about 50 Cent. Are you gay? Next story by Andres Tardio: 50 Cent once was farting in Jimmy iovine office.
    • Anonymous
      Co-sign
  • Anonymous
    Jimmy Iovine owns this niggas Masters, yeah boy remember that word "Master" because Jimmy will always be your master in the music industry and the headphone industry.
    • Anonymous
      what you own?
    • Anonymous
      :^ I own your emotions lil nigga.
    • Anonymous
      LOL @2nd Anonymous, fuck outta here forever you lil butthurt nikka, you done took the L like a bitch for that stupid "what you own" answer, now go back to hugging 50's nuts.
  • Anonymous
    This Snitch is a Drama Queen, why cant he keep other dudes dicks out of his mouth. Is this monkey delusional?! Does he really think Dre and Jimmy are scared of one of their employees who has an inferior imitation pair of headphones that urban consumers don't even fuck with?
    • Anonymous
      Thats what the white man said when we were slaves
    • Anonymous
      during slavery on the Plantation there were House Negroes and Feild Negros and 50Cent has been a house negro on the Shady Plantation his entire career.
    • Anonymous
      notice how the lonely gay hater boy always talks about dicks in mouths and other gay stuff?
    • Anonymous
      damn you guys stay suckin that black cock get of black people dicks
    • Anonymous
      the house nigga is your cousins because they was fuckin your great great great grandmother in the barn
    • Anonymous
      This conversation is outrageous. Slim is no slave master. Is Steve Stoute writing this? Lol. What a joke
    • Realness
      You're so stupid you can't even understand what he said..
  • BIGGBIGG
    Fif too big for having a record label.. wuurd
  • Ricky Rozay
    God damn this flop artist just needs to shut the fuck up and stop sounding like a bitter ass bitch. We get it nigga, u tryin to hype your wack ass album cuz they aint no buzz on it. This nigga at this point sound like one of em chicken heads that can't get over cuz a nigga tired of em. Whats even more funny is when the album flops and goes triple wood this snitch ass nigga will come on here and blame interscope. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Anonymous
      "This nigga at this point sound like one of em chicken heads that can't get over cuz a nigga tired of em." No nigga, thats how you sound clickin on every 50 cent article to write hate paragraphs! Do you realize how pathetic that makes you? Not to mention being a groupie for a cop.
  • Anonymous
    As expected Curtis couldn't just walk away without saying something about his former employer. When Animal Hijinks flops he's going to wish he was still doing Eminem numbers on Interscope.