Earlier this week, AllHipHop caught up with the ever-controversial 50 Cent to discuss his critically acclaimed mixtape with DJ Drama The Lost Tapes. Now, in part two of their interview, Fif speaks on squaring off with the younger generation of Hip Hop stars.
The G-Unit general explained that he doesn’t sweat whether he’s viewed as being as successful or as relevant as the rising generation of emcees. He says that his ten year run on Forbes’s list of the Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists – in which he came in at #5 in 2012 – is proof enough that he has no need to worry about the competition.
“I been on the Forbes list 10 years straight – consecutively,” he said. “When I came on the Forbes [list] this year, I’m like, ‘Would you look at that? I’m still there.’ I’ve been on a motherfuckin’ lunch break – I’ve been on vacation and I’m still there. Now I’m telling you I’m hustling in a different way and it’s paying off. If you look at it, I ain’t put an album out in three years, and I’m still in the list? Okay, let’s see the other guys do that.”
Fif also spoke on former G-Unit soldier Young Buck and how he feels about the the Tennessee rapper’s well-documented financial woes. The Queens rapper showed little remorse for Buck, saying that after all the moral and monetary support he gave him over the years, Buck shouldn’t have “bit the hand that feeds.”
“Where I’m from, we got a code of conduct that we follow: don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” he said. “If somebody [wants] to make you a success and comfortable in every way, down to the point that I pay your taxes for you after you [mismanage your money]…and you still [act] disrespectful and say the kind of shit you saying? Niggas is lucky you don’t just kill ‘em. Niggas shot me for $5,000…[I] feel fuckin’ sorry for somebody that has no opportunities; [I] don’t feel sorry for the person who did something stupid.”