50 Cent recently spoke on why he has an album in the vault that he will not release and why he has chosen to reconnect with former rivals. The head of G-Unit recently met with Funk Flex at Funk Flex Full Throttle, a new show on MTV. The inaugural episode featured 50, who also ensured fans that he is nearly finished with a new disc.
When asked about his work to mend relationships with former rivals, 50 said he felt it was necessary at times. He also added that certain beefs were never personal.
"Some of it is Hip Hop. It's just the competitive nature of the art form. Like with Jadakiss' situation, that was just Rap. I don't have a reason [to beef]. When you look back at it, when two years go by, and you say, 'Why don't I like them?' And you can't remember why, then you know it's Rap."
This led to a discussion around Diddy, someone 50 has had words with in the past. Their feud began when he spoke about extorting Diddy on "How to Rob," saying he'd "snatch Kim from Puff." Later, their feud escalated when Fif said Diddy was not "biggin' up his brother," but added that he was only giving love to the Notorious B.I.G. as a form of "biggin' up his bank." He also compared the head of Bad Boy to a "bitch" in a separate interview. Diddy also shared his displeasure with 50 Cent by saying his "breath stinks," adding that he's "ashy" and that he's "a sucker," before calling him a "hating ass crab." However, now it seems the two are on good terms.
"I'm not upset with [Diddy] at all," he said smiling, adding that they speak on the phone from time to time. "He'll call me like, 'What's the next move, playboy? Why I feel like you doing this?' And I'm like, 'Nah, nah, it ain't nothin'.'"
Aside from rehabilitating relationships with Hip Hop peers, 50 has also been working on a lot of music. During his interview, he also added that he is presently working on a brand new album, one that will replace a disc that is already in the can.
"I'm working on a record now. I'm almost done," he noted. "I recorded a whole album before this one that I kept...Because I want to make sure it's completely up to my standards. I'm critiquing myself."