Game’s manager says he’s been working on a reuniting Game with his former G-Unit partners.
Despite rumors of a possible reunion, it’s been nearly a decade since fans last saw 50 Cent and Game share a mic together. Now, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal via HipHop-N-More, Game’s manager says that he working to get the G-Unit team back together.
Dontay “Taydoe” Kidd revealed to Lee Hawkins that he has been working with Game and 50 Cent in an attempt to reunite the Compton emcee with his former G-Unit partners. Kidd said that while nothing is finalized yet, he believes that Game and Fif see the business sense in agreeing to a reunion.
"I can’t say it’ll happen, I can’t it won’t happen; however, from a business perspective, I’m gonna attempt to make [a reunion] happen," Kidd said. "I think it’ll be a wise business move on both parts…I’m thinking about tours, I’m thinking about merchandise, I’m thinking about all these other things that [are] lacking in the industry, and this is the perfect timing for that…I can’t really speak for 50, but I think they’re both open; it’s just a matter of approaching it in the right way. 50 understands that he needs Game to make a G-Unit push. Game understands that if it’s gonna be a push, he needs to be involved and 50 needs to be involved…they both are business savvy. We know that 50’s a business man, we know that Game’s a business man. They understand that. So now, it’s only their internal egos that would stop that from happening."
Check out the full interview below.
50 Cent says that his beef with Floyd Mayweather began over a $2 million debt.
While 50 Cent is hardly a stranger to beef, perhaps his most surprising feud in recent history involves his former friend and TMT Promotions partner Floyd Mayweather. Now, in a recent interview with Power 106 FM, Fif reveals the origins of his beef with the famed boxer.
According to Fif, the feud began over a $2 million debt Mayweather owes to Fiddy for starting their TMT Promotions company prior to Mayweather’s recent prison sentence. Fif explained that after his release from jail, Mayweather neglected his debt to the rapper and instead spent his fortune on jewelry and cars. Eventually, tensions boiled over and Mayweather lashed out at the rapper on Twitter at the behest of his entourage.
"[Mayweather] changed his mind…as he was actually going in to jail, he asked me to help him with Mayweather Promotions," Fif recalled. "As he actually got in and I took a look, I realized there is no Mayweather Promotions: there’s no LLC, there’s no seals, there’s no ‘incorporated’…technically, Floyd is a Golden Boy fighter [for Oscar De La Hoya’s promotion firm]. He fights on every Golden Boy card, they do all the footwork…so when he says, ‘Help me with Mayweather Promotions,’ and it’s not there, I go, ‘Okay, I know what he means: he wants me to put it together for him.’ So I do TMT Promotions, I get it all the way together…he comes home, and there’s the, ‘Let’s get Floyd back in pocket’ campaign that goes on, where there’s $300,000 chains being bought and buying him the new Lambourghini…and I’m sitting there going, ‘When are you going to give me the money?’…It’s about [$2 million owed] at that point. When he finally does bring up the actual situation, he acted like he didn’t know anything. Like, ‘I didn’t tell y’all to do that.’"
He added, “That’s not Floyd [on Twitter or Instagram dissing me]; Floyd don’t Tweet…he’s got somebody next to him. See, everybody around him is co-dependent, so they gonna roll with what he says regardless…they’ll tell him what to say. As soon as he gets confused, he’s gonna go, ‘Okay, okay, um, just call out [50 Cent].’”
Check out the full interview below.
Machine Gun Kelly shares his account of what happened during the brawl between Gunplay and members of 50 Cent’s entourage.
Details in regards to the fight that included Miami rapperGunplay and alleged members of 50 Cent’s entourage have continued to emerge following the melee which took place in a parking lot during the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards on September 29.
While appearing on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Bad Boy artist Machine Gun Kelly offered up another account of what went down during the taping of the awards show. According to the rapper, just minutes prior to the fight 50 Cent made a few sarcastic comments about Diddy outside of the Bad Boy Records founder’s trailer.
“I was about to go say ‘what’s up’ and introduce myself to Gunplay right when that was about to happen,” MGK explained. “Right before that happened Fifty came up to Puff – I think it was the other way around…I don’t like to stay in one place I like to roam and just look at people so I was just roaming through the trailers and I just remember Fifty coming up outside of Puff’s trailer and being like, but Puff was on the inside of his trailer so he said to somebody and was like, ‘What kind of money Puff say he was getting again? I can count that shit on one hand man’…I thought it was all funny and sarcastic and then two seconds later the whole Gunplay thing popped off.”
Following Machine Gun Kelly’s commentary on the scuffle, the topic of fight versus flight came up and the Cleveland rapper spoke on an incident in which he thought he was on the verge of an incident similar to Gunplay’s.
“In Philly, we pulled up to the radio station and there was a black SUV outside of it and it was two black dudes in the SUV,” said the rapper in a video posted on HipHop-n-More.com. “And right when I hopped out the thing I heard, ‘Man, fuck Cleveland. Fuck them Browns. Fuck Machine Gun Kelly.’ And the first thing I’m thinking and I put myself in the position, I put myself in the Gunplay position. I was like the first thing I thought was someone’s trying to World Star me right now so I was like, ‘Fuck you!’”
Machine Gun Kelly appeared on The Breakfast Club this morning (October 11) to promote his debut album, Lace Up, which was released on October 9.
At the request of Chris Lighty’s mother, 50 Cent has reportedly hired investigators to look into Lighty’s death, which was originally ruled a suicide by medical examiners.
According to reports, 50 Cent has hired a team of investigators to look into Chris Lighty’s death. Lighty passed away in August of this year in what was ruled a suicide by medical examiners. However, Fox 5 in New York is reporting that 50 Cent hired a team to investigate the matter further, at the request of Lighty’s mother.
50 Cent was one of Lighty’s many clients. Upon hearing that Lighty was dead, 50 shared his feelings, as we reported.
"Chris has been an important part of my business and personal growth for a decade," 50 explained. "He was a good friend and advisor who helped me develop as an artist and businessman. My prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed."
Chris’ brother, Dave Lighty, also reacted to the news publicly, sharing that he did not believe he committed suicide.
"I want the truth to come out. This isn’t my brother. My brother was a strong person…nothing is adding up. I can’t get a direct answer from anybody…I understand there’s a process to be followed. I can’t even get clear answers from people I think I should be getting clear answers from," he shared.
Fox 5’s report can be seen below:
50 Cent congratulates Chief Keef on what he’s achieved thus far, understands why he reacted the way he did with Lupe Fiasco.
Whether it’s Chief Keef’s feud with Lupe Fiasco or the recent death of Chicago rapper Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman and the Tweets from Keef that followed, the Chicago rapper hasn’t been placed in the greatest of lights lately. But a fellow rapper recently came to the Chicago teen’s defense during an interview this week with V103’s Ryan Cameron.
50 Cent’s commentary on Keef began with the rapper commending the “I Don’t Like” star for reaching mainstream success at such a young age and being able to do it from scratch.
“I like the idea of Chief Keef,” 50 Cent revealed. “The same way I like the idea of Soulja Boy cause I like the idea of someone having a hit at sixteen. He’s actually my son’s age. So without the success that I’ve had, my son could have potentially been Chief Keef…When I look at their situations and I go, ‘Wow, that’s what Hip-Hop culture [does] it allows people to come from completely nothing to make it.’”
Later in the interview, 50 Cent addressed the ongoing debacle between Keef and fellow rapper Lupe Fiasco. While Fifty did state that he believed Lupe was referring to a culture and not specifically Keef, he didn’t blame the rapper for reacting the way in which he did.
“The things that Lupe said about Chief Keef I don’t think he said that about him. I think he said it about the actual element, the environment,” said Fifty in a video posted on RapRadar.com. “There’s no way that you don’t personalize it when a person is saying you, talking about you. So when he responded by saying he’s gonna smack him or whatever it’s just cause you keep attacking me. And I’m sitting here, you attacking me, and what am I supposed to do?”
Lastly, the Queens rapper commented on the recent death of Lil JoJo and explained that in a city with so much violence it would take much more than a few diss songs to link Chief Keef or anyone in his crew to the death of the 18-year-old rapper.
“Chicago had 158 homicides this summer, 38 of them was teens,” the rapper explained. “So when they gotta go through an investigation to make sure that that’s actually someone affiliated with Chief Keef. You can’t just put that on ‘em because the boy made a diss song and he out there. If he’s out there and he’s active and you saw all those guns the boys had in that video. It shows that it’s an actual part of their culture.”
Chris Lighty’s impact in Hip Hop was on display by the attendees to his memorial service.
As previously reported, Chris Lighty was found dead last week, reportedly as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The event turned out to be something of a media circus, as cameras crowded around Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, which also hosted The Notorious B.I.G. and Aaliyah’s funerals.
LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, and Lloyd Banks were among those in attendance at the high-profile event.
Watch the video below, spotted at RapRadar:
50 Cent is unsure of what to think about “Snoop Lion,” and says “Black Magic” will remain in the vaults.
In a recent interview with hollywoodreporter.com, 50 Cent voiced reservations about the move. “It’s interesting,” said 50 of the change, which appears to embody a Snoop Dogg Rastafarian alter-ego. “Of course, there will be some people who connect to it and there will be some people that run from it – I don’t know how his little league team’s parents will feel about his new persona.”
Despite his skepticism, 50 isn’t too worried about Snoop pulling the change off. “But again, it’s a persona – these are the choices he’s created for himself creatively. And, you know, I think it will work.”
“Snoop’s always been that,” added Fif. “In the very beginning, that was his consistent theme – he had the weed, and everything else was there. [But] for Hip Hop culture, it will work, because there’s enough of that going on; Wiz Khalifa, his entire theme is that. I’ve consistently seen artists sell 500,000 copies with that as a theme: Redman, Method Man, Styles P.”
Another subject 50 broached was his much-advertised, but never-released album Black Magic. “It doesn’t make sense – and that’s why you’re never going to hear that album,” said 50 of the project, which was meant to have a European dance-vibe, possibly like his collaboration with Justin Timberlake, “Ayo Technology.” “I have things that I really appreciate that belong in my iPod — my iPod only — and leave it there.”
“I have ideas and I’ll be vocal, because I’m in a position where I’m consistently put in platforms and positions where the public will have access to my idea,” added 50, who repeatedly announced that he was working on the project. “So I say it, and I don’t care. But to actually do it is a different thing, when you gauge at how people respond to you doing things that they didn’t actually want.”
50 Cent was sent to the hospital after a truck rear-ended his SUV.
50 Cent was sent to the hospital last night after his bulletproof SUV was rear-ended by a Mack truck on the Long Island Expressway in New York City, New York.
According to ThisIs50.com, Fif was taken to the nearest hospital in Queens on a stretcher where he is currently undergoing tests on his neck and back. The driver of the vehicle was also taken to the hospital after the SUV almost flipped.
The driver of the big rig told police that the truck shifted and he lost control of the vehicle.
HipHopDX will keep you updated as more information comes to light.