50 Cent clarifies mentioning Young Buck and Game in his new single, "My Life," and says that "beef doesn't sell records."
50 Cent's new single, "My Life," has been making waves in the blogosphere ever since dropping on Monday. In the single, Fif mentions former G-Unit rappers Game & Young Buck, whom 50 had originally taken under his wing but then for various reasons, including disloyalty, both rappers were eventually dismissed.
Although 50 isn't dwelling on beef with the two, he commented on wanting to give Young Buck and Game what Eminem had gave him, while talking to Carson Daly on air. The result with Buck and Game wasn't the same as what happened with 50 and Em, as they weren't as amenable to sharing the spotlight, so it seems.
50 said in his interview with Daly, "Well, you can offer an artist an opportunity to have the audience that's interested in you, to become interested in them. But if they want what you have, they can't quite do that, they gotta establish that on they own. The artist kinda got uncomfortable and thought they wouldn't be as big as me, with me. I never felt like I have to get rid of Em, to be big, or disassociate myself with Dre."
50 also added, "Beef doesn't actually sell records, it creates that barbershop/beauty salon conversation. Hit records sell records."
He also discusses Street King Immortal, which has a new release date of February 26, working with Eminem and the fact that he's a homebody, and more.
Listen to the interview below, courtesy of HipHop-N-More.