50 Cent was on Shade45 this past Saturday (08.25) and
had much to say (what’s new?).

Starting off, the topic of the historic event at Screamfest
07 came up
. “That’s a moment. You got me,
Puffy, Jay … Kanye. Everybody up there. That Forbes: 1, 2 and 3. They (the
fans) thought I was gonna do something cause of the way they (Jay, etc) responded
to me coming out,”
50 Cent said.

I’m so happy that shit
popped off. Cause now, New York is really gonna come back on the map. New York
is back!

“When did it ever go
anywhere? You know what the problem is, cause they don’t wanna say that I’M New
York. If you would say New York City is back because that took place. Then that
would mean New York City is back because WHO walked on the stage?”

So Lil Wayne’s not
coming with a diss record? You scared him or what? What happened?
[check out 50’s diss to Lil Wayne]

“I think he used his
head. He smartened up. But I was baiting him anyway. That’s why I made the
record feel like a love record … it was lighthearted. It was like a tap. I just
wanted to see what he was gonna do. Cause he was acting like he had a record or
something like that. My consistency will break his neck … don’t even listen to
me, listen to yourself. What was the name of Lil Wayne’s first single of his
last album? … with me? People recognize em, they know the records. Because the
expectations on me are so much higher than a regular artist. They expect me to
make the song that’s gonna be the song of the year regardless. The Amusement
Park record was played over 3000 times. That would have been a hit record for a
NEW artist. But for ME, they looking at it like ‘nah, he’s supposed to spin 6
or 7 thousand times cause he’s 50 Cent. Come on man. But then when I Get Money
comes … bajesus! I was at the plate, I was at the diamond and the first two
balls came and they were STRIKES! But the third one came across and I was like
I-I-get money. HOMER!”

The main topic is the
Kanye West thing…

“You know what, Kanye
West … I never really seen Kanye as my competition. It’s marketing. People like
to see some type of competition between hip hop artists. But at the end of the
day, I don’t even think it’s a choice. I think the guy who likes 50 Cent wants
50 Cent and the guy who likes Kanye West wants that. There’s no comparison …
Kanye he ain’t about that. He don’t want no competition. And you’d be a sucker
to bring competition to somebody who don’t want it. You don’t go botherin’
those people.”

On Kanye’s dress
code?

“He thinks that’s
style. That’s style baby. I like Louis Vutton too but I ain’t carrying a purse!
That wasn’t Kanye though, that was Pharrell. In that video, remember that? He
had that Louis Vutton jump off in the video.”

Ya’ll [Kanye and 50] on
the Rolling Stone cover together?

“Yea. We shot the
cover right before the Madison Square garden show.”
It’s like good/evil cover. “Yea.
Why am I so evil? Why am I such a bad guy? Why am I everybody’s favorite bad
guy? I’m in my own position. If the labels weren’t fuckin’ up, I wouldn’t be cursin’
at them. And if the artist were doing what they should be doing instead of
minding what I’m doing, I wouldn’t be on their ass.”

Anything you wanna
tell the people about 9/11?

“Just the album itself
… We’ll see where the actual hip hop consumers are. If they purchase a record,
they will purchse 50 Cent on September 11th. If they won’t we’ll see
what’s going on. But watch the decrease. Don’t just watch the actual numbers.
Cause Def Jam is gonna be embarrassed if Kanye doesn’t sell any records. 70
percent decrease. You know those mom and pops record stores. When you scan one CD
it counts as 3 or 4 scans and they send them a bunch of free stuff. Yea that’s
what it is. They don’t ask you to physically go buy the CD.”

Can you let the
people know about the situation at the office?
[read about the situation]

“I broke the TV. I
threw my telephone out the window. It’s because I get frustrated. It’s better I
broke the TV over the table than I broke it over someone. Even though I’m in a
great position, the music put me in that position, not the set up. Think about
Jay-Z’s last album. They spent 15 million dollars. Budweiser, telephone
companies, all kinds of companies. You gotta tip your hat off to him, cause he’s
a great business man, he was able to execute it. But on this project, you don’t
see all those endorsements. You just see ’50 Cent getting ready to sell a
record.’”

Alright … now let’s
continue with Lil Wayne …

“I’m tapping him. I
want him to put his record out. So I can break his neck. People think that I’m
jumpin out at this kid. But behind the scenes they start hanging out in circles
where they got bad vibes towards me. And it grows past that and it comes out
publically. It never stays in the closet. Ja will make a record with him
[Wayne], Ja make a record with Game. Does that make him the same as Game. Are
him and Game the same? Then that means I should give him the whoopin I gave
Game. Game went from selling 5 million to 900 thousand. Trust me, I’m disappointed.
I could be making a lot more money off of him.”

Ja Rule’s trying to
come back, Loki!

“Loki? Yea he’s really
“low-key.” I have plenty of patience for him. I’m gonna be here to ruining the
rest of his fuckin life. He tried to get smart out of his mouth. I wasn’t saying
anything to him. He went on air, I think he was on Absolut show, that little
cocksucker. He’s on his show. He on there talkin ‘he ain’t got no hot music, he
ain’t putting out no hot music right now.’ So I’m like, look at this bird. He
talking like he really at the window. While he’s saying this, I’m got I Get
Money playin in the studio. OHHH. Wait until what they are gonna say muthafucka!”

As usual HipHopDX
has the full audio interview available in our audio section!