50 Cent says that Jay Z and Drake’s potential rivalry, which was potentially heightened Sunday (March 23) when Jay Z addressed Drake’s recent Rolling Stone comments about art references on his verse on Jay Electronica’s “We Made It,” may be in the early stages.
“I think it’s just getting started because we didn’t actually hear any verses or rap from Drake,” 50 Cent says on the Russ Parr Morning Show. “But you know what? It’s interesting. I think you’re supposed to rap about things that are in your actual life. But those are laws that were a part of our culture when I actually came in and fell in love with it. But it’s old school.”
Jay Z’s “Drizzy” reference likely stems from Drake’s Rolling Stone interview in February. In the article, Drake criticizes Jay Z’s references to art.
“It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references,” Drake says in the article. “I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”
A rapper known for his high-profile beefs with Ja Rule and Fat Joe, among others, 50 Cent says that he might respond to Jay Z if he were Drake.
“I think I would respond to it,” he says. “I don’t know. It depends. Sometimes it has to be the right timing surrounding the response.”
Regardless, 50 Cent says that other parties may be drawn into the beef.
“You’ve got to see what kind of lines would come out relationshipwise,” 50 Cent says. “It might actually create a separation here, people, where there’s the team ReRe and Drake on one side and Jay and B on the other side.”