As one of the headlining acts at the upcoming Summer Jam music festival, Queens rapper 50 Cent was recently asked about the likeliness of a G-Unit reunion at Summer Jam. While speaking with Hot 97 personality Funkmaster Flex, 50 didn’t shoot down the possibility of a reunion, but revealed that his fellow G-Unit members would have to put in a lot of work in order for such a feat to happen.
“There’s a possibility for us to do things, but they gotta get themselves together…I think it’s the work,” he said.
50 Cent later stated that he was even questioned about his upcoming Summer Jam performance by fellow lyricist Nas. He says that prior to watching the Queensbridge emcee at rehearsals for his Illmatic anniversary show at New York’s Beacon Theatre earlier this month, he talked to him over the phone about Summer Jam.
“We good. I went to see him,” 50 Cent said when asked about Nas. “He was in New York recently at The Beacon Theatre…It was the 20th anniversary of Illmatic. I didn’t go to the concert. I went to see him ahead of the concert when he was actually doing his rehearsals and stuff. He called earlier that week…He was just saying ‘I know you got something crazy planned. I just gotta make sure we in the loop. We know what’s going on.’”
The G-Unit helmsman also discussed his fallout with Interscope Records head Jimmy Iovine. According to 50 Cent, the disconnect may have happened when Iovine revealed that he didn’t like him.
“Me and Jimmy, I don’t even know where the disconnect happened,” the rapper said. “I know where my actual issues with him were created from…We had a communication. We speak to each other and he expressed that he didn’t like me…It stems for his passion for Beats. When he sees me with SMS. And you know what I didn’t understand was because I had things in the past. Exact things we could make comparisons to. Like Phat Farm. Russell Simmons when he had Phat Farm he didn’t tell us to not have Sean John, Rocawear, or G-Unit…They didn’t come right away when I’m the guy to come to right away. Like Em’s deal with Beats happened during his last album. They did the deal with him when they were sure that they were getting ready to spend marketing dollars on it to promote that next album. And that’s why you see Beats in every video that he created.”
After spending 12 years at Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Shady Records, 50 Cent announced his departure from those labels in February of this year. The rapper is now slated to release his next studio album, Animal Ambition through a new agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG.