50 Cent has been quiet for a little while. History has shown that when there is drama, 50 is usually the one stirring it up. This time around 50 stayed quiet. When Kendrick Lamar said he talked to the ‘kings’ of New York, everybody immediately assumed Jay-Z, Nas & Diddy but according to 50 he was also spoken to about the impact of the ‘Control’ verse on artists from NY. 50 chopped it up with Funkmaster Flex and his response was ‘it was a breathe of fresh air for me’.
“Before I could get a chance to really listen to, I got the call. I spoke to Top [Dawg] (TDE’s CEO). Me and him [have] a real good relationship. He’s my friend. When you listen to what he says on the record, he’s saying– It’s a breathe of fresh air for me ’cause he’s saying there’s no more ‘kum by yah my lord’. Everybody’s not sittin’ by the camp fire being friends. The competitive energy- that’s necessary for hip hop. That’s what it is. Our culture is competitive. We can stand and take pictures but then you know the next presentation that the person is gearing up for, if yours ain’t right, bye bye. And it really works that way.”
50 also goes on to say that he thinks none of the responses were impressive and Big Sean, if he was smart, would’ve changed his verse so that he wouldn’t be forgotten on his own song.
“I would’ve changed my verse. It’s Big Sean’s record and nobody knows.”
He also speak on his current relationship with Nas, who he said took him on his first tour.
“In the early stages, Nas was ill. He was crazy. When I first came, had any record that anyone took note off. He took me on the Nastradamus tour. It was my first tour. He could’ve took Nature. He could’ve took everybody else [he took me].”
50 continues about a recent encounter he had with Nas.
“I ran into him one time at SoHo House. I took care of their bill. I’m a big nigga Flex”.
Listen to the full interview below.