50 Cent Explains How He Differs From Kendrick Lamar

50 Cent says he once appeared "arrogant," while Kendrick Lamar appears genuinely surprised by success.

50 Cent recently spoke about his Interscope label-mate Kendrick Lamar. 

"I love Kendrick," 50 Cent said in an interview with xxlmag.com. "Obviously there is a huge difference in the two of us, in our characters, and the way we present ourselves 'cause to me he possesses the ability to appear like he didn't know this was going to happen. There's a level of confidence required for you to withstand the level of doubt, and I had so much doubt prior to it actually working for me, that I would appear at points a little arrogant. Like, 'I knew it was going to work, because it took you so long to figure it out. I told you it was hot.' And Kendrick will give you that energy that's like, 'This is great. This is really happening.' Every time I'm around him, that's what it feels like."

In September, 50 Cent spoke about Kendrick Lamar's show-stealing "Control" verse, saying that he would have changed his verse if he was Big Sean. 

“I would have changed it,” 50 Cent said in an interview with New York radio station Hot 97. “It’s his record. It’s Big Sean’s record and nobody knows. Nobody’s talking about it. Everybody talking about Kendrick…All I think Flex is when the people that should really be upset should be Big Sean and Jay Electronica. 'Cause he’s saying what his intentions are and they done forgot your verses was on the joint. You know what I mean? Like he did it. He got it. That was the real hit.”

In March, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent linked up for "We Up," a collaborative selection. Its music video can be found below.

RELATED: 50 Cent Says Big Sean Should Be Upset Over Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse

125 Comments

  • nypd true

    yo 50 glad you brought this up wanna no how you differ from kendrick??(LIKE CMON SON) he HOT you WACK

  • Rule York

    Dude fell off on album number 4, while JayZ is on album number 12.

  • Brotha Dee

    OMG I love Rick ross so much I want his D in my mouth. He's such a mastermind and his music represents all the realness of a cop turned super gangster rapper HES SUCH A BAWSE PLAYA.. unlike 50 cent who is not as cute and was never from the streets of New York and never got shot or kept it real, but I still would take it in the ass from both 50 and Rick Ross

  • Anonymous

    I was referring to the real album, moron, not the one that sounds dangerously like a free mixtape.

  • Anonymous

    "he just announced a new project coming out in January" He's been announcing that for years lol

  • Anonymous

    "Mastermind? you mean the album that just got pushed back cause both singles and the remix all failed to make any noise?" Street King Immortal - 4 year delay The Carter IV - 4 years R.E.D. Album - 3 years The Lox - 10 years since their last real album lol Ross's set back is nothing uncommon.

  • Anonymous

    "numbers dont lie 50 and sold more in 3 years than jay sold in 20" Yet today Jay is still platinum while 50 can't even get an album released.

  • Anonymous

    "Ask your parents or an adult if a Dr Dre feature & a JayZ feature means you can automatically sell a million albums" Ask Ras Kass.

  • Bury me a G

    I hate 50 but he killed it on we up

  • Anonymous

    50 is looking for new friends by dickriding kendrick.

  • Anonymous

    That we up record is nice

  • Anonymous

    Trust me, he ain't no nicca.

  • Anonymous

    LOL, the kid that's always talking about brutha dee and lies, that nigga is a wack job.

  • Irving Gotti

    "^same goes for all the 50 groupies on HHDX, but i dont see you calling them out~!" There is only one 50 groupie on this forum and you cant allow him to make you think we are all tards like him, some of us are real and not retarded 5th graders.

  • King Rule York

    50 is done, all his male dick riders have left is how much money he has because they cant talk about anything related to music or the music game in reference to him. He beats women and sings hooks.

    • wdas

      nothing wrong with beating women. somebody's sister. mama. if they got a problem with it bring the strongest male in your family otherwise shut the fuck up and take it bitch.

  • Chasing a dream

    Make money watching YouTube commercials http://www.ebutuoy.info/?7702507

  • GUCCI

    At least Gucci is a real street nigga. Fake niggas: * Nas never sold drugs. Remember when Jay-Z said "i showed you your first tech at Large professors tour" * Mobb Deep were at the school of arts. So when did they there robberies and shootouts???????? * Ice Cube never was a gangbanger and was bullied at school according to his old forgotten homies. * Jay-Z has ZERO respect in the streets, just ask Cam'ron! * 2Pac never sold drugs. Suge Knight was the muscles behind 2pac because without him 2pac was a coward. * Eminem never killed someone or was a serial killer. His image was made up by Interscipe Records to sell records. Lol the angry frustrated white kid. * Snoop has NO respect out in LA and was never a gangmember. * 50 snitched on Ja Fool after he got stabbed

    • Anonymous

      the sound engineer snitched on murder inc. for those stabbings from the fight in the dark. that sound engineer is from BK...but I won't say his name. Do the research, find the truth and stop hating on 50...

    • kendricks mate

      Hmmm out of all those rappers i wonder whos music i would be listening to ...

  • BCcoastin

    fif dope and so is kendrick. nuff said. haters are weak

  • FULordJamar

    Well, how about Common, LL, MC Hammer, PM Dawn? They weren't the toughest dudes but still they were relevant at that time.

  • TMZ

    Trinidad James Disses The whole New York Including Jay-Z !! http://tinyurl.com/cr7zz89

  • JASONNNS

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/hVlNyrnEzmQ/mqdefault.jpg

  • QuoteMan

    I want this son of a bitch 50 dead. I want him dead, I want his house burned to the ground, I want his family raped killed quartered and thrown in the sea.

  • Ja Rule Army

    50 Cent is finished: GRODT = 8 million The Massacre = 5 million Curtis = 1 million BISD = 500,000 From 2003-2009 he had a career but his teen fan base turned 18 and moved on without him.

  • JAY-Z

    how the fuck is 50 still alive? his last album didnt even go plat in US, LOL!! NUMBERS DON'T LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JAY-Z

      ^same goes for all the 50 groupies on HHDX, but i dont see you calling them out~!

    • Anonymous

      Jay Z ain't paying you to cup his balls on the internet groupie.

    • Anonymous

      numbers dont lie 50 and sold more in 3 years than jay sold in 20

    • JAY-Z

      i didn't mention ross anywhere in my post. 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. While other rappers like Hov and Em are making music every month for their fans and touring for their fans and helping other artists release music for their fans. MUSIC. 50 doesn't give a shit about his fans he treats you like shit. NUMBERS DONT LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      its true numbers dont lie i seen that boy 50 in the top 20 of the forbes list this year without an album out a major tour or a hot label! cant say the same about officer william

  • Anonymous

    Also Kendrick's probably still concerned with getting major albums out when he originally plans them to.

  • jasonnns

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/fyPsRyhP0CY/mqdefault.jpg

  • Anonymous

    i dont even know why i come to this fuckin web site anymore

  • the doc

    50 is garbage...............................get yo bitch ass outta here you aint about hip hop you about making money ANd no they are not the same.......... Fuck you if you doubt me Fuck all yall

    • Anonymous

      50 Cent clearly had a successful career and was about Hip Hop at one point in his life. Half of you probably started listening to 50 cent when Get Rich or Die trying came out but have no clue as to what Power of the Dollar is, but when Lil' Wayne releases some shit y'all be riding his nuts. 50 Cent has had some good records since he fell off. I'm not going to hate on the guy because he wants to make his dough. You fans shouldn't be so butt hurt cause he isn't as dedicated any more, in that case, you all clearly like or liked 50 cent.

    • The Game

      Doctor's Advocate is lyrically BETTER than anything 50 has done, even GRODT!!!!!!! One Blood and Wouldnt get far >>>>> any 50 song

    • Anonymous

      how is a game fan talking about repetition in lyrics? LOLOLOL and ghost-writers when 50 wrote all his biggest records

    • The Game

      Ppl stop sucking 50's dick that guy fell off admit no one want to hear repetation lyrics again and again unless find better ghost-writer. And then why Kendrick want to ressurect dead (50 cent) and also Game ends 50's music career !!!!!!!!! #WESTCOASTRULES

    • @ Anon

      he`s right, Fifty sold out first chance he got. you sound like the brainwashed idiot who cant judge character for shit. Sound like you got his dick wedged down ya throat pretty far lol.

    • Anonymous

      You are an idiot

    • Anonymous

      "The Bawse makin big moves and he proved he hotter than jeezy or 5.0." how did he prove he hotter than jeezy if jeezy came out and sold more first week and overall????

    • Ricky Rozay

      Its official homie, Rozay killed 50 in they beef. He workin wit dre who don't even fuck wit that lame no more. The Bawse makin big moves and he proved he hotter than jeezy or 5.0. Dre wasn't working wit either of them niggas. Niggas can hate but can't deny Rozay won. BAWSE!!!!!!!!

  • Mary Fields

    up to I saw the receipt 4 $4436, I did not believe ...that...my sister was really receiving money parttime at there labtop.. there great aunt has been doing this 4 only about nine months and a short time ago repaid the morgage on there mini mansion and bought Cadillac. Get the facts... www.FB39.com Rozay will NEVER sell a gazillion albums but he can say none pf his albums had Eminem on them which is something the washed up Gorilla cant say.

  • deez

    That's not a difference that's a huge compliment.

  • blackeath

    Game shits on fiddy

  • Anonymous

    If you want to know why 50 Cent has no rap career then just look at his fan base on HipHopDX, LOL, do you honestly think a rapper could release an album with those type of fans? He'd be too embarrassed, these lames are embarrassed of themselves which is why they are on here instead of identified areas.

    • ARO

      @ Anon your fuckin retarded tha only white nerdy kid is you. Im hispanic, which is neither black nor white. N officer Ricky is not a term its Truth, You mad bruh? lmaoo

    • The Blood from Compton

      @the G-unot groupie above me,Jesus Piece is a HOOD CLASSIC you dumb ass. Game's best work since 2006! fuck sales, its about the music QUALITY and Game's got better shit than 50!

    • Anonymous

      a hood classic LMAO!!! games last 2 albums together aint even gold

    • The Blood from Compton

      are gunit fans are delusional?? The Game JA RULED 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 HOOD 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

      damn they keep trolling this BruthaDee guy into writing mini essays about Rick Ross LOL is he really in his 40's thats hilarious if true!!!!

    • Anonymous

      please seek help BruthaDee i seriously think you are deranged

    • Anonymous

      LOL, 50Cent fans are loner white kids who use 50Cent terminology like "Officer Ricky" while attempting to communicate with people online. Weirdos. You can't show me one single one of these 50Cent Lovers on HipHopDX that have an actual identity or name on Twitter, or Facebook or Vine or Youtube, or SoundClick or any other type of identifiable reference....they are the rejects and losers that can't reveal their true identity because we would all laugh at them. LOL, stop acting like you know "street niggas" you are an anonymous nerd who has never been in the streets which is why you won't reveal yourself to the world. BruthaDee isnt scared to be himself so why are the G Unit fags scared to be themselves?

    • ARO

      Yea 50s fan base are real fuckin niggas unlike officer Ricky fans who support fakeness. I ain't never paid for anybodies music mabey thts why 50 cent has been sellin less on itunes. Cause I dnt knw one real street nigga who be on Itunes buyin any artists music they download off mediafire n shit unlike Officer ricky fans who flock to itunes to make sure this nigga will always hve enough money to buy himself more donuts.

    • Anonymous

      yeah its too bad he doesnt have rick ross fans like your OLD BITTER RACIST HATING ass

  • Anonymous

    And 50 cent and Kendrick do desrve the success. They are some of the produest negros in exsistence.

  • Anonymous

    does this BruthaDee guy just sit around hating on 50 Cent and Eminem all day? Like shit the article just got posted and you're already here cheerleading for MMG

  • FixIt

    the difference is that one is relevant, the other isn't

    • Anonymous

      "Ross just got a Grammy Nom for the Django Unchained soundtrack and Wale brought home a platinum plaque to MMG for "Bad" so yeah he is more relevant than 50 Cent who is doing duets with Skyler Grey to cater to his fan base." A damn lie.

    • Anonymous

      you giving props for 1 grammy nom and a plat single that some girl wrote for wale?

    • Anonymous

      Ross just got a Grammy Nom for the Django Unchained soundtrack and Wale brought home a platinum plaque to MMG for "Bad" so yeah he is more relevant than 50 Cent who is doing duets with Skyler Grey to cater to his fan base.

    • Anonymous

      Ross is really stacking up the grammys and dominating the charts this year oh wait! LOL

    • Anonymous

      No he is not relevant in terms of the HipHop charts, Grammys or HipHop labels making moves and music but he has a legion of acne-scarred zealots who worship his dirty drawls and defend him to death while hiding their own wretchedness on anonymous forums where they don't have to share their true identity.

    • Anonymous

      relevant? you talking about him arent you? hes in the news multiple times this week that seems relevant

  • WolverineSix

    1 old legend and 1 future legend,

  • Verbal Tim

    the only difference is Kendrick is good

  • ARO

    50 don't even need to put out music, his business ventures alone have made him more money than officer rick fugly ross will ever even dream of having. None of Rick Ross's albums will ever come close to selling as good as get rich or die tryin. FACT

    • Anonymous

      "Ross is Self Made, he hustled up from Tony Draper, Ted Lucas & Shakir Stewart to solidify his position, he didn't have Jimmy Iovine, Dre and Eminem to help sell to the white suburban teen demographic who helped Insane Clown Posse go platinum. Just ask the BruthaDee groupie who gives him a love shoutout and promotes @BruthaDee in all his posts so that Dee dOesent even have to advertise his own shit....we own them. Rozay made the Forbes list the last 5 years and never had to go platinum to get his money so of course the white boys who worship their white fathers who run the labels are angry that the Black dude is making millions without having to sell a million and split his profits with the white slave owners," Lies from BruthaDee himself.

    • Anonymous

      Naw Ross did make Forbes, the hottest mc and biggest boss thus far was tied with a nerd ass drummer who plays on TV every night and is "irrelevant" in the game

    • Anonymous

      he didnt make the forbes list this year

    • Anonymous

      Ross is Self Made, he hustled up from Tony Draper, Ted Lucas & Shakir Stewart to solidify his position, he didn't have Jimmy Iovine, Dre and Eminem to help sell to the white suburban teen demographic who helped Insane Clown Posse go platinum. Just ask the BruthaDee groupie who gives him a love shoutout and promotes @BruthaDee in all his posts so that Dee dOesent even have to advertise his own shit....we own them. Rozay made the Forbes list the last 5 years and never had to go platinum to get his money so of course the white boys who worship their white fathers who run the labels are angry that the Black dude is making millions without having to sell a million and split his profits with the white slave owners,

    • Anonymous

      that ain't even the case wit GRODT.. The niggaa Rozay will always be making BISD numbers!! All Gold Everything

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee putting in work as an MMG cheerleader.

    • Anonymous

      "That song was just that. One song that didn't even get promoted. 50 had plenty of connections to help him get platinum while Rick Ross had to be successful on his own. He hasn't gone platinum and probably never will but that doesn't mean his music is bad. Far from it. You don't need to go platinum in order to be successful. Rick Ross keeps it to the streets while 50 sold out to pop stars like JT and Feminem." Obviously a comment full of lies from dentalbitch.

    • Anonymous

      damn this nicca is such a loser!

    • Anonymous

      "Rick Ross had Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on his album together on a song with him he should have at least went platinum after MTV had just crowned him Hottest MC in the Game! When they gave Kendrick that title he went plat" LOL, silly little boy, ya G Unit bra is too tight . Ask your parents or an adult if a Dr Dre feature & a JayZ feature means you can automatically sell a million albums....if that was the case 50Cent would still have a career since Eminem and Dr Dre are his bosses. Ask some grown folks about being the "hottest" geek boy, it ain't just about selling records in the suburbs it's about building your label up, endorsements, street buzz, branding, and making moves that the average Joe ain't even hip to. Rap has changing seasons and rappers take turns being hot, hotter, and hottest, we all know that LiL Wayne is no longer as hot as Drake and that this is the season were white rappers and homo/Emo rappers are in season. That's the game. Dr Dre is King Midas, he has brought Platinum to IceCube/EazyE, Snoop-Dogg, 50-Cent, Game and Eminem so the success with Kendrick was no surprise, Dr Dre works that magic.

    • Tom Ford

      That song was just that. One song that didn't even get promoted. 50 had plenty of connections to help him get platinum while Rick Ross had to be successful on his own. He hasn't gone platinum and probably never will but that doesn't mean his music is bad. Far from it. You don't need to go platinum in order to be successful. Rick Ross keeps it to the streets while 50 sold out to pop stars like JT and Feminem.

    • Anonymous

      he already had robin thicke on his album

    • Anonymous

      I have to agree with the 50Cent fan. Gaga is signed to Akon who is headquartered out of Florida and she just dropped an album with T.I., Twista, Too Short and R Kelly on it and now she wants Ross on a remix......how utterly terrible. The next step for Ross is to put Eminem, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, and Nicole Sherzinger on his next album and see how many fans he has left.

    • Anonymous

      "50Cent had Eminem on one arm and Dr Dre on the other arm he should have made a billion dollars and still had a rap career that lasted longer than a measly 4 albums." Rick Ross had Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on his album together on a song with him he should have at least went platinum after MTV had just crowned him Hottest MC in the Game! When they gave Kendrick that title he went plat.

    • Anonymous

      Look it's BruthaDee hating on 50 and Eminem again while cheerleading for Officer Ricky this shit never gets old. a grown man groupie!

    • Anonymous

      Rozay is doing Lady Gaga remixes thats a hell of a lot worse than putting Eminem on your album...

    • Doughboy

      @Aro Calm down you blonde haired female groupie. 50Cent had Eminem on one arm and Dr Dre on the other arm he should have made a billion dollars and still had a rap career that lasted longer than a measly 4 albums. Rozay will NEVER sell a gazillion albums but he can say none pf his albums had Eminem on them which is something the washed up Gorilla cant say.

  • Undertaker

    50 CENT REST IN PEACE!!!

  • Anonymous

    Both are wack shit but the difference is that k dot is a bitch while 50 is a steriod user that shot himself one time in 2000.

  • Anonymous

    The main difference Curtis is Kendrick is popular right now and you aren't. Bitter ass nigga. Go beg Jimmy to release your album before Mastermind comes out and outsells your ass.

    • Anonymous

      Anon~1 The biggest difference between Kendrick and Filthy-Cent is the fact that Kendrick wants to unite the entire West-Coast region and 50Cent wanted to destroy the entire East-Coast region.

    • Anonymous

      Mastermind? who you talking about? Ja Rule, Game, ?

    • Anonymous

      Mastermind? you mean the album that just got pushed back cause both singles and the remix all failed to make any noise?

  • facts

    give us some product 50 not that bullshit song with levine

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