50 Cent reveals that prior to his beef with French Montana, he knew the rapper and French actually helped him out by selling out DJ Khaled.
Yesterday 50 Cent joked about French Montana and his music career, dubbing him the "new Ja Rule." Today, as more interview footage surfaces with 50 Cent while he is on his full promo tip, 50 reveals that he knew French Montana for awhile, during his DVD days.
While talking to Big Boi on Power 106, 50 is asked what his relationship was like with French prior to his success, "I ran into him a few times, he was like a DVD dude. He would come and shoot DVDs and stuff [as the camera person]. You could tell he always wanted to be an artist, or be a part of being seen," 50 said.
Fif goes on to reveal that during the period of time he was beefing with MMG boss Rick Ross, the Bad Boy rapper actually helped him out by selling out DJ Khaled and giving him the tape of footage from Khaled's mother's house which he released in 2009. "When I got into it with Rick Ross and Khaled, I saw Khaled at the BET Awards when that happened, but I don't actually remember seeing Ross, that sparked his interest or the things he said on his record to start. But I think that's a part of hip-hop, where a new artist attacks an established artist in order to generate the interest. That happened, I didn't know who Rick Ross was, so I had to take a look. I do my homework, I find somebody who know somebody, that can give me some information, like who is. Frenchie, they got me the tape of his mother's house, where his mom's work at, the other cribs, the studios [Khaled's tape]. I ain't taking no Ls."
50 talks on Game:
[Update - Fifty and French Montana have been exchanging words on Twitter after Fif's interview came out.]
LMAO @frenchmontana gonna find out what we already know. Puffy gonna run like a b!tch you on ya own boy.— 50cent (@50cent) November 30, 2012
EIF gonna be to busy to shoot your little punk ass videos. I got him a movie over at Lionsgate.@frenchmontana your out of ya league boy. SMS— 50cent (@50cent) November 30, 2012
French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) November 30, 2012
@50cent if u really about Dat life lets drop our album da same day and see who sell more u had your turn old man— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) November 30, 2012
@50cent how your sun burn doin from waitin in da desert for 12 hours lol— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) November 30, 2012