“I ain’t saying nothing, but something ain’t right. Lmao,” 50 Cent said on his post, which has since been removed. A screen shot is below.
A beef between 50 Cent and Rick Ross, whose forthcoming Mastermind album is executive produced by Diddy, surfaced in 2009 over what was allegedly an indirect encounter at the BET Awards. The conflict led to the release of parody videos and diss records.
In a 2011 interview with MTV News, 50 Cent stated that his beef with Ross was more of a battle than a beef.
“Over time, if you personalize everything that is said in each competition,” he said at the time. “This is why they changed the terminology from ‘battling’ to ‘beefing.’ It was always that battling was a part of the culture. They didn’t do that until Tupac and Biggie Smalls’ situation. That’s when it became taboo to actually mention an artist’s name.”
Last week, Stoute said that 50 Cent is no longer influential because he believes the musician hasn’t released a hit record since 2007’s “I Get Money.”
“He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time,” Stoute said. “I mean, he has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time. And I feel like he’s always like gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully, now that he’s independent and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content can get on the air…I think he’s trying to get back, but those guys—you know, music is a great platform. If you’re an entrepreneur and you have a—you’re currently active making music. You’re currently active touching people with albums. That it makes it much easier for you to venture into business deals that will become successful using the music to parlay it to get it done. And without having any music that’s meaningful over the last—probably the last great song he’s made was ‘I Get Money’…Kanye’s put out three albums, four albums since then.”
50 Cent confronted Steve Stoute at the New York Knicks game against the Golden State Warriors in New York Friday (February 28).