Speaking again on the falling out between himself and G-Unit members Tony Yayo and Young Buck, 50 Cent sat down with CGMofficialTV and referred to his fellow rappers not owning up to their responsibilities.
“They’re babies,” he said. “They’re babies. At different points they throw the tantrums and stuff like that and I just watch them. Just watch them do what they’re doing. It’s not like their responsibilities is gonna change. They’re grown. They’re adults. They behave like babies at points. They have to. They have to do it. It won’t be long before you see some different things from them.”
“When I signed Mobb Deep and M.O.P., it was me changing G-Unit from me and a couple homeboys from my neighborhood into an actual record company,” he said. “Mobb Deep was established long before. I was a fan of the actual group. M.O.P. put out material, unfortunately they didn’t actually do everything they needed to do to get the actual record out, to get it released. Well Mobb was there, they did what they had to do.”
Alluding to another possible but oft-forgotten collaboration called DPG-Unit between Dogg Pound members Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger and G-Unit, 50 Cent hinted that the project was unlikely to see the light of day.
“I’m not sure if it’s actually gonna happen now because with Snoop and him moving around so much,” he said. “He’s touring now. So he’s out. But you always see me do things with Snoop because prior to Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, Doggystyle was the largest debuting Hip Hop album. Rightfully so, that album was a classic. That’s why the first opportunity I had I actually featured with Snoop. I was a fan of his work. On ‘P.I.M.P.’ I put out the remix. I didn’t put out the original version. I shot the music video with him in Los Angeles. It’s been a cool experience and I got a good relationship with him.”
Last year, HipHopDX reported that years ago plans were underway for Snoop Dogg to sign with the label in a partnership-type deal. “It was kinda close,” DJ Whoo Kid said. “It wasn’t like [Snoop] was gonna sign. He was gonna have like a joint deal [with G-Unit]. During those days, he had joint deals with everybody—he had one with Master P…he was signed to everybody. But he wanted a G-Unit connection because ‘P.I.M.P.'”
“It hasn’t changed,” he said. “We still work together. It’s cool. You understand why we both have passion for music. What happens is, I’ve become an immediate competitor to them. I get so many comparisons. It’s difficult for me because they’re my friends and they helped me my entire career—Dre and Jimmy [Iovine, Interscope Records executive].”
50 Cent Compares Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” To His Own “How To Rob”
“It feels like ‘How To Rob,’” he said, comparing the verse to his own pre-deal beef track. “The difference is he’s actually worked with everybody that he mentioned. He already did the song. Kendrick’s intentions when he actually made it—I got a phone call after it went out. He goes, ‘You know how to deal with this type of situation. How does this work?’ Really what he was trying to say is that his new music is better than the music that he released in the past. If his peers don’t step it up, they gon’ get left behind. I think it’s a fair-enough warning. I like it. I like when the artists are not timid or not actually shy to say what they’re saying. They’ll sit there and do a subliminal piece where they’re talking about you the whole time, but they don’t wanna say that they’re actually talking about you…To me, they punks when you’re doing that. You could just say it and go into competition. When you engage with the actual artist, then you have to be as good as that actual artist to sustain it. A lot of artists kind of got into those situations with me and weren’t able to sustain the same interest of the public.”