50 Cent Says Steve Stoute Advised Him Not To Sign With Eminem In 2002

50 Cent says Steve Stoute said "Don't do the deal with the White boy."

50 Cent says that Steve Stoute advised him against signing a deal with Eminem in 2002. "Don't do the deal with the White boy," 50 says Stoute told him at the time. 

50 Cent says Stoute felt Eminem was not a good match for the New York emcee's rapping style. "At the time, Em was doing ['Purple Pills' with D12], so he's thinking [Eminem's] a joke," 50 says in an interview with MTV. "Of course, I did the deal with the White boy because Em is the only one that showed interest in me. He's my favorite White boy."

Steve Stoute and 50 Cent recently made headlines when they were involved in what appeared to be a confrontation at a New York Knicks game. The confrontation followed Stoute's comments regarding 50 Cent's relevance in music

"He hasn't had a hit in a really long time," Stoute said last month. "He has not made anything musically that's changed anything in a very long time. I feel like he's always gearing up for something that never happens...Hopefully, now that he's independent and there is no record company to blame, his aggressive content will get on the air."

50 Cent Addresses Steve Stoute Confrontation

During the more recent MTV interview, 50 was asked what he and Stoute discussed during their confrontation. "I said, 'That wasn't very nice of you, Steve. To say what you said wasn't really nice, and I think you should apologize.'...Nah, I said it a little different," 50 Cent says. 

Stoute signed 50 Cent to Columbia Records in the 1990s. The rapper was shot in 2000 and subsequently released from the label's roster. 50 Cent says Stoute, who went from Columbia to Interscope, did not sign him a second time. 

"He was running Interscope at the time," 50 says. "When I tried to play him the music, he was like, 'Oh no, I already know what you can do, I already know what you can do. Remember, I signed you the first time?'"

Nevertheless, 50 Cent's signing to Interscope through Shady/Aftermath proved beneficial. The rapper released several albums through the imprint, including the diamond-selling Get Rich Or Die Trying

In February, 50 announced his departure from Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, saying that he was "excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision." 

RELATED: 50 Cent Leaves Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment & Interscope Records

52 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Eminem was 50's crutch. If Curtis could do it all over he wouldn't have signed.

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  • Anonymous

    wow...stoute is a dum mudderphuxxer then...obviously a hater

    • wjrstanton@yahoo.com

      I wouldn't call him dumb considering he has worked with U2, Mariah Carey Nas Mary J blige Limp Bizkit Drake Jay Z Movie production etc. oh yeah and he also worked with Eminem when he first came out.

  • 1 0f 1 5*g

    ukno how he get down boo boo on his doo doo, same toilet diff ish #bliz look rahiem moms n the face n huggd her #funeral,,,,jmj4L

  • Anonymous

    White boy? Get the fuck out of here with this shit all the time. How anyone in the hip-hop community can talk about racism is beyond me.

    • anonymous

      Can't pull the race card, there's no racism remember?

    • Anonymous

      Common courtesy isn't too much to ask for from adults. Small minds can never really grow too much though. Before anyone comments, I am aware of how much money he has.

    • Anonymous

      SMH. My nigga. You're complaining about people saying "white boy"? Like damn, isn't Eminem white, plus a boy? LMAO what should we call him then, "caucasian male"?

    • Anonymous

      ...You Sensitive!!!...

  • Anonymous

    THESE TWO IDIOTS ARE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER. THEY DESERVE EACH OTHER. SCUMBAGS

  • DK

    50 went DIAMOND on that shit jayz never went more than triple plat

  • Ricky Rozay

    This nigga need to shut the fuck up. We know an album is comin out cuz they aint no buzz on it and 5.0 comin out and talkin shit. Same shit wit every album wit this nigga, a lot of shit talkin then the album flops. Too bad this nigga wasn't able to do what Feminem was go full on pop and make hits. Feminem aint hip hop no more and 5.0 isn't even relevant. Haven't heard shit from his new album down here in the A which means this new 5.0 album gon go triple wood. Flop city for this nigga. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ricky Rozay

      Rozay pays me in expired Wingstop chicken wings to be all up on his jock and for every 250 comments I get to touch the rolls on the back of his neck.

  • Anonymous

    Stoute wanted 50 to sign to Slip n Slide records and wanted him to work with rick ross but he then did a diss record of ross and signed to feminem.

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    It's too bad that 50 Cent continued to do business with Aftermath & Shady. Now look where he's at: irrelevant and doing the same, repetitive songs with the same old formulas. Had he signed to Maybach, he could have been one of Ross' loyal soldiers and every one of his singles would have made noise again.

    • Anonymous

      This nigga rozay o donnel hates on anyone that isn't Ross or mmg. Ross is average at best lyrically and those trap beats suck. Vinnie p is better than both these clowns. Aotp or nothinghomos

    • Anonymous

      does rick ross let you hold his french fries

  • Anonymous

    fuck steve stoute, that broke ass nigga can suck my D

  • Anonymous

    Stoute was also one of the first guys with his hand out trying to get a piece of the G-Unit money once 50 blew up without him... Sha Money XL even said so.

  • insanemacbeth

    50's art-of-war game's impeccable. l.o.l.

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  • tru dat

    "He was running Interscope at the time," 50 says. "When I tried to play him the music, he was like, 'Oh no, I already know what you can do, I already know what you can do. Remember, I signed you the first time? I broke this story about a month ago when you idiots said 50 was just trying to cause drama steve stout is the snake in the grass 50 was not suppose to win stout didn't want dre or "the white boy" at interscope of course stout gonna say going with em is a bad idea.

    • Anonymous

      tru story: wo wo stop before we get 600 comments of trash From 1990 to 1999, Stoute was an executive at several leading labels in the music industry. At Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Stoute served as President of the Urban Music division and executive vice president, producing best-selling albums from U2, Eve and Limp Bizkit, as well as Eminems debut album, The Slim Shady LP. Stoute has also produced several major motion picture soundtracks. Prior to joining Interscope, Stoute was president of Urban Music for Sony Music Entertainment, where he played an instrumental role in launching the music careers of Mariah Carey, Will Smith and Nas. Stoute was also former manager to Nas and Mary J. Blige After Deathrow Stout thought dre was washed up he didn't want him at interscope now lets go back to Power of the dollar steve was the president of sony urban department who was on sony? 50 cent.After 50 got shot steve dropped 50 sony didn't want to back a artist that really had ties to the streets kind of funny how he backs ross but anyway you know the rest of the story 50 winds up with interscope after they got rid of steve so he just hates interscope even more.He just madder and 50 blew beyond what could he imagine yeah he was nas manager but he never got him paid so no way he gonna show love to Eminem or anything interscope

  • Anonymous

    I told you stout is a snake he fucked up nas money dropped 50 and still tried to get in his pockets

    • Anonymous

      who got sent to prison from something the police heard in 50s music

    • Anonymous

      police ask 50 whats going on-- 50 sez i anit telling u nothing listsen to my music .. then he explains street stuff in his music .. hahaha

    • Anonymous

      no such thing as black or white people we all shades of brown actually what you call white is isabelline you cave mutant

    • Anonymous

      Fuck your black ghetto ass, you piece of black garbage.

    • hell no

      hell no burn slo homie, my boy 50 AINT no snitch he got respek in the hood so fuck u white boyz and ur fake ass drama u aint no shit, sittin in ur little rich neighbourhoodz

  • fuccya

    Well Eminem made his huge impact on rap music so I wonder what it would be like if 50 followed this DUMB advice.

  • Anonymous

    50 is an honorary white boy, he should bleach his skin and dye his hair blonde, get some blue eye contacts and be who he truly wants to be.

    • Anonymous

      Our Godfather Fiddy has destroyed more Ni66ers careers than the Kllan, 50 has shitted on more ni66ers and applauded more ni66ers being incarcerated than Ronald Reagan.

    • COCA

      I DIDN'T READ ANYTHING ABOUT "SOUNDING INTELLIGENT AND MAKING POWER MOVES" IN DUDE'S COMMENT...

    • Anonymous

      yes and i want jesse jackson to fuck my ass with a golf club whilst signing the national anthem of belgium

    • Anonymous

      What does sounding intelligent or making power moves have to do with being an "honorary white boy"? He made the moves. He made the millions, not you. You sound like an idiot. Your statement makes no sense at all.

  • Anonymous

    steve stout a fuckin lame

  • Anonymous

    50 cent needs a hit , hasnt dropped since 09

  • Kor'Kron

    Steve stout is obviously a stupid fucking cunt.

  • Anonymous

    I care, this is interesting stuff. Sounds like stout is a fucking terrible businessman and has nfi what hes talking about.

  • kron

    who cares...fuck fifty

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