50 Cent Reflects On Nelson Mandela's Legacy & Importance

50 Cent reflects on Nelson Mandela's impact, explains sequencing for "Animal Ambition" and "Street King Immortal."

Back in 2008, 50 Cent and G-Unit visited Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa during a tour of Africa. At the time, 50 called the visit "amazing" and said he felt "enlightened."

This weekend, during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, 50 Reflected on meeting the civil rights leader five years after the fact and just after Mandela's passing.

"You're still not prepared for people that have such a strong impression on people coming up and that and those are people dedicated to helping others," 50 Cent said when asked about his meeting with Nelson Mandela. "When I think about when I was out there experiencing that and meeting him, that's like meeting the king of somewhere."

Nelson Mandela died Thursday of a lung infection at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg surrounded by his family. Mandela had been facing health issues during the last few years of his life. He was 95.

50 Cent also talked about his upcoming prelude project to Street King ImmortalAnimal Ambition.

"I'm going to drop it in January, it's a full body of work," 50 Cent said when asked about the prelude project. "I wouldn't call it a mixtape because it's a higher grade than the material that I put out on mixtapes. I recorded so many album quality songs that I'm going to put the animal project out as my viral marketing plan and then it will come out after, Street King Immortal."

Street King Immortal will be 50's first album release in five years. Before I Self Destruct was the G-Unit head's last studio LP drop.

Listen to the full 50 Cent interview with DJ Whoo Kid below:

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73 Comments

  • Haha

    can someone please explain to me why these G-Unit pussy dickriders still bringing up record sales? is this 2005? the point is that he has been on the shelf collecting dust off his SKI project for nearly 5 years.

  • Anonymous

    Sure they do. You think Ace Hood sits at home and cries because people don't buy his albums? He's getting paid, sport. That's the bottom line, and will continue to be until they get out of whatever contract they are in.

  • Anonymous

    "he going to do Tyga/French Montana numbers.... 50k first week" Probably, but at least he'll do it with a smile on his face.

  • Anonymous

    "label notorious for not paying their artists LOL good luck" Drake, NM, and Wayne have all been paid millions. Just cause Tyga isn't getting royalty checks it might be because he's too dumb to read the contract he probably signed while he was high.

  • Da Truth

    so 50 was cool when he was taking out ross' mother of his children...but now he fucked up and yall are moral crusaders on the path to righteousness all of a sudden? FOH! tired of you hypocritical hip hop faggots. only act righteous in favor of the rappers you personally like, otherwise you throw the rule book and condemn everyone else. when ross takes a drug dealers name and acts like a king pin he's a thief and a fraud, when 2pac biggie and nas do it you turn a blind eye and call them greats. when DMX impersonates and cop he's crackhead nutjob, when he disses drake he's a legend. when 50 tries to disgrace ross' family he's THAT nigga, when he stops grows apart from banks and yayo he's a low life. the problem is not these rappers, the problem is you over opinionated bitch ass niggas living vicariously through them.

  • MBTM

    50, since his inception has stayed true to the format, the guy is hip hop inside out, he knows the culture, has ties to legends (whom have vouched for him) he single-handedly created this mixtape shit, and did in 3 years what it took some of the greats to do in 10. FALL THE FUCK BACK, if you don't like duke why even bother? While you BLOG and keyboard slam your FUCKERY he's caked up, doing his thing, giving us consistent hip hop. 50's the man and I've never been ashamed to say I've followed him and been an avid fan since 2002. I mean, read his books, look beyond the music the guy is the realist of the real, he's ACTUALLY lived what he writes unlike 99.9% of these clowns. You guys need to pipe it down a tad, and take that evil out your veins, LISTEN to his music and embrace this man. PERIOD!

    • Anonymous

      50 is as corny as they come, who honestly gives a fuck if he sold drugs to poison the people within his community so he could buy fancy shoes, is that what makes him awesome to you? Sure he is a hero to suburban white people and Europeons but the streets dont fuck with his music, the clubs dont fuck with his music and the people in the industry outside of Miley and Skylar dont even want a 16 from him. Dude is a clown, why else do you think his career ended so quickly.

  • Anonymous

    Sad how Curtis still needs Em to make his latest flop seem like a major event.

  • Anonymous

    "Fat Joe last album went copper" At least it came out. Where's G Unit? Oh that's right, nowhere lol

  • Anonymous

    "Games last 2 albums aint even go gold!" Yet here he is newly signed to Cash Money.

  • Anonymous

    Don't even know? Idiot, I've seen footage of him in Africa wearing his little headphones and STK hat, grinning as other people were feeding the masses.

  • fuck niggas

    who gives a fuck about an irrelevent nigga like nelson mendella no1 gives a shit but a few thirsty niggas reaching for attention

    • milehighkid303

      it really makes me wonder who these fucktards actually like. I mean shit, more than half the community started hating Frank Ocean after he came out as bisexual, they started hating the Weeknd out of nowhere, Big Sean was getting all kinds of love for FFvol3 then all of a sudden he started getting hate almost right after that, DMX and Common were hated until they started dissing Drake, 50 Cent was liked but whenever an article about him talking about other rappers pops up-he gets hated on and called irrelevant, Rockie Fresh was liked until he signed to MMG-now he sucks, J. Cole was liked but now gets called a fag. Pretty much the only people that are still semi-liked here are Em, Kanye, Jay, and Kendrick/TDE.

    • Anonymous

      here's a reply, now your life has meaning

  • Fuck Paul Meara

    "50 Reflected on meeting the civil rights leader five years after the fact and just after Mandela's passing." What? He met Mandela after he passed away???

  • Fuck Queens

    LOL even dumb niggas be reflecting on Mandela now

  • Welcome to Watts

    Fuckin idiot. 50 is everything Mr Mandella would despise, glorifying murder and selling drugs lol. Smh what a retard.

    • Anonymous

      Nelson aint tell him he despised him when they were chilling in South Africa together. I'm sure Mr. Mandela respects that a kid from queens came from nothing and built an empire. Now he's using his fame to give back and feed people in Africa and all over the USA.

  • micheal myersss

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/eTWiaaecIS8/default.jpg

  • micheal myersss

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP-jYiuDD9g

  • Anonymous

    Fucc this "be a snitch or die lying" faggot.

  • jasonnns

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kGPh5Hnwg

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent has earned the right to be loved, he has done records with Justin Timberlake, Skylar Grey, Brevi, Robin Thicke, Eminem and signed Pauly D, dated Chelsea Handler kissed Paris Hilton and done love scenes with Annalyne McCord..... has any rap negro in recent memory done more to ingratiate himself in the hearts of white folk? ...I mean geez this guy dissed Lauryn Hill and prided himself on destroying Black men's careers, he might be the most beloved Negro in white America just based on his effort.

    • Nizza Pleazz

      Hey dee how dies it feel knowing your words dont effect me? You can piss off the rejects and misfits but you cant get guys like me to advertise your tweeter name, no points if you are prom king with the retarted girl as your prom date. Loser!!

    • Anonymous

      what a pathetic nigga

    • ^

      You gotta love how BruthaDee always speaks in the third person.

    • Brutha Dee

      @BruthaDee got them white bitches heated. ..... @BruthaDee is the reason its been YEARS and nan one of them white bitches will show their hideous face and stand behind their anonymous words, that's why they promote @BruthaDee instead of their own Twitter. Them bitches is my mini-puppets and catch feelings on my command. @BruthaDee

    • Anonymous

      its funny how he gets at anyone who says anything remotely negative about rick ross even if its a joke. talking about how sad and pathetic us white skinned mutants lives are for hating on his boy ross when he been pretty much the biggest 50 cent and eminem hater i've ever seen for YEARS... and hes a grown man.... crazy right

    • Anonymous

      How is it that this 40 year old man is still hating on 50 cent like 5+ years later? GO outside @BruthaDee you dusty old pathetic washed up never been nigga

  • Dave from LA

    are gunit fans are delusional?? The Game killed gunit clothing and the label. Banks and yayo both get got dropped from interscope and are crackheads now who cant sell past 40k,on the same label and JesusPiece IS A CLASSIC while 50 sk will more then likely get pushed back for the 63rd time.. gunits nomore its not 2004 in this bitch its a new day move on.. oh yea, and game stole 50's basketball rim!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Let's get it For!Looking forward to that Animal Ambition,next year's already looking dope

  • HOVA

    50's last album didnt even sell 1mil, LMAO!!!!!!!!! NUMBERS DON'T LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • HOVA

      AND EVERY JAYZ ALBUM SOLD OVER 1MIL, FIF CANT EVEN GET SKI RELEASED, LOL! NUMBERS DONT LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Games last 2 albums aint even go gold! Every Ross album never sold 1 million! Jadakiss last album went wood Fat Joe last album went copper Ja Rule last album went plastic

    • Anonymous

      tell the entire story if you gonna dick ride it went gold and moved a milli units WW.

  • jasonnns 666

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/zxdfHqV-mC4/mqdefault.jpg

  • YonkersBornAndRaised

    Any real follower of Mandela would tell you that he despised the media attention he has received over the years because of his efforts and public officials only lionize him because he could not speak out against our foreign policy.

  • Anonymous

    And the 50 trolls come here again. What has Mandela ever done for 50? He acts like as if they were lifelong friends. 50 does steroids in order to be markeatable while Rick Ross is successful just the way he is. White folks these days.

    • Anonymous

      OP, everything you say is a lie.

    • Anonymous

      i guarantee he sells less on YMCMB than he ever did on interscope. he going to do Tyga/French Montana numbers.... 50k first week

    • ^

      Interscope underpromoted his album. Thankfully, Game signed to the best label in hiphop, YMCMB.

    • Anonymous

      what did jesus piece sell again like 70k first week? that shit barely sold 200k in a fucking year dog and you talking bout game ending careers. that nigga aint even a boss after 5 albums he signed to the Disney of rap music

    • Anonymous

      game won what ? the ability to release crappy albums that brick on the charts?

    • Anonymous

      Get rich or die trying = 8 million (2003) The Massacere = 5 million Curtis = 1 million Before I Self Destruct = 475,000 (2009) The buffoon lost over 7.5 million fans in 7 years, each year of his career he lost millions of fans. Every album that 50cent dropped sold HALF or worse than half of what the one sold previous. No artist in the history of rap music has fallen off harder, his G-Unit records is virtually dead and he hasn't released an album in 5 years while his enemy Game who helped dismantle his label and damage his career is dropping albums every year. GAME WON!

    • Anonymous

      TONY YAYO, ONE THE GREATEST WEED CARRIERS OF ALL TIME GOT MEET NELSON MANDELA THANKS TO GODFATHER 50, WHY YOU MAD SON

    • JusTalu

      maybe he didn't directly do something for 50, but can't a man have someone to look up to?

  • Shante Strong

    until I looked at the bank draft saying $5501, I didn't believe that...my... brothers friend was like they say really earning money part-time from there computar.. there friends cousin haz done this 4 only 10 months and resently cleared the depts on there cottage and bought a great Buick. try here... www.Fb39.Com How is Yeezus not nominated for album of the year but Macklemore's is? These awards are so trash its honestly sad that they are considered to be so prestigious among popular culture.

  • Anonymous

    not many people in hip hop can say they met Nelson Mandela but 50 is one of the few people who is bigger than hip hop and is helping feed children in africa and has given more than 8 million dollars to help so far.

    • Anonymous

      "Game and Ross are making music every month for their fans and touring for their fans and helping other artists release music for their fans." I aint heard a new Game song in quite a while. definitely more than a month. and Ross just pushed his shit back again after promising a new Jay-Z single for the start of November... doing it for the fans huh!!!

    • ^

      If 50Cent makes a billion dollars next year hes not going to give you a single dollar so unless you have his baby you aint getting paid. Game and Ross are making music every month for their fans and touring for their fans and helping other artists release music for their fans. MUSIC. 50 doesentt give a shit about his fans he treats you like shit.

    • Anonymous

      you dont even know but keep hating

    • Anonymous

      He's not physically feeding anybody. It's all a marketing ploy when he goes to Africa wearing headphones and a STK hat.

  • So Icy Boi!

    who cares about this irrelevant nigga? 50 Cent cant even release an album. he is a snitch. he is a fraud... Game and Rick Ross killed his career. on da other hand Im fresh outta jail and welcome to YMCMB, Game... Game will make tattoos for legend Nelson Mandela and actor Paul Walker. where ya tattoo 50 Cent? swag

  • Anonymous

    i can't stand 90 % of these rappers

  • Anonymous

    fuck outta here !! this monkey lookin ass nigga is promoting guns in his music like a motha and all of a sudden he tributes to madiba like he knows anything bout south africa's trials and tribulations. rappers are too damn fuckin funny !! yall betta stick to rhyme your ass over a fuckin beat and keep all the teaching to some people who actually went to college and do something positive with their lives. i love hip-hop but

    • fuccya

      If a man dies and some hypocritical motherfucker says bullshit like "we gon miss ... so much" even if he clearly gives a fuck and knows nothin bout it, good manners suggest not to make a scene and stay calm. Things like that happen even on funerals but you gotta keep yo thoughts to yourself, not embarasing everyone around.

    • Anonymous

      WHERE IS JA RULE ?? PLEEEEAAAAASE CAN SOMEONE FIND JA SO WE CAN MAKE SENSE OF ALL THIS !

    • Anonymous

      Is it so wrong for 50 Cent to talk about his experience with Mandela without you DX chuckle heads spewing hate & ignorance? Seriously, motherfucker, a man just died. I don't care if he was shooting the breeze with a random nurse for 5 minutes. Let Fifty say what he has to say.

    • Anonymous

      cause i was born and raised in south africa and even us do not catch all the tendencies our country been through and please don't tell me you believe this chimp knows anything beside money and his own ego finally, i seriously doubt a mothafucka like him promoting all the bullshit he puts through his records truly means everyword he says. and if does, well what a fuckin hypocrit promoting violence to the youth while he is not bout this life anymore fuck 50 and fuck the g-unit movement I'm out and this was my last reply bitch

    • Anonymous

      how do you know what he knows bout south africa's trials and tribulations? even if he doesnt is he not allowed to say something nice about a great man who died that he got to meet?

  • Anonymous

    should have included the picture of godfather mandela and godfather 50 together

  • banko

    cant wait for the tape to drop

  • Anonymous

    this pathetic nigga does everything for publicity. Does this dumb nigga even now who mandela is? r.i.p. n. mandela

    • Anonymous

      hes an entertainer ofcourse he does shit for publicity. he was doing an interview and they happened to ask him about nelson mandella who just passed away who 50 had a chance to meet

    • Anonymous

      die in cold blood

    • Orlando

      Considering the article talks about how 50 went to S Africa in 2008 to meet Mandela just shows that your the only dumb nigga here who doesnt know how to read. He visited Mandela and spoke of Mandela highly BEFORE Mandela died no RIP tweets by your favorite skinny jean wearin rappin fruit cake who never even considered visiting Mandela.

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