50 Cent, a longtime friend and collaborator of Eminem, praised his former Shady Records boss in an Instagram post made yesterday (April 5). The praise came in a caption for a photograph of Eminem and 50 Cent in the studio.
"I traveled a lot of places.Met a lot of people but EM is my favorite. He gave me my shot man.That's all I needed I ran with it#smsaudio," 50 Cent wrote in the post's caption.
50 Cent's bond with Eminem has been in the news this year following 50's departure from Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. According to 50 Cent, his ties with Eminem and Dr. Dre allowed for the transition to be possible.
“I’m a special case and situation,” 50 Cent said at the time. “It’s also because of the leverage of having the strong relationships with Eminem and Dr. Dre. They don’t want to me to be uncomfortable. They value our friendship to the point that they would never want [to jeopardize] it over that little bit of money.”
Eminem and 50 Cent have collaborated on several songs, including "Patiently Waiting" and "Don't Push Me."