Frenemies: Rappers Who Beefed Then Worked Together

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  • Troy Ave, 50 Cent
  • Lil Wayne, Master P
  • 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, DJ Kay Slay
  • Jay Z, Nas, Def Jam
  • Eminem, Royce da 5'9", D12
  • Royce da 5'9", Joe Budden, Slaughterhouse
  • Game, Joe Budden, G-Unit
  • Joe Budden, Saigon
  • Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Cash Money
  • Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel
  • Jay-Z, Lil Wayne
  • Ludacris, T.I., Young Buck
  • Paul Wall, Chamillionaire

Frenemies: Rappers Who Beefed Then Worked Together

In March, Troy Ave revealed to Angie Martinez on Power 105 that the tension between him and 50 Cent was in the past. Fif previously kicked up a little dust when he called G-Unit members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks hype men for the New York upstart, but Troy stated that was water under the bridge. "50 my guy…50 and me had a talk at the Chris Brown show. I hollered at him, pulled him to the side. He told me where the energy came from initially or whatever and we just chopped it up from there... 50 Cent was my favorite rapper. That's the reason I'm rapping. He showed me you can come from the streets and put out your own mixtapes and come up. No matter what type of shaky thing or whatever, that don't omit what [he's done]... It's so ill. I got a ill check. He put my song in Power."

The New York camaraderie continued after that when Curtis hopped on the track “Bang Bang” from his Troy's project Major Without a Deal which dropped last week. Though the sales were low, 50 jumped in and defended the Brooklyn MC, who subscribes to the G-Unit leader’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ mentality. Fif hit up IG with, “Control your destiny, Troy is going to Grind and win Big because he's not afraid to be on his own. Support Independent artist, available on iTunes NOW!”

But that wasn’t the end. The Queens veteran then offered to put more money in Troy’s pockets when he added, “@troyave every thing they are saying you don't have is something they know I got, and they hate me to [sic]. I'm going on world tour if your [sic] not busy. (#HATEREATAD**K How you don't like someone trying to make it, and you trying to make it?)”

As Troy and 50 put together a plan to get those euros, check out a few more artists who squashed their issues and eventually worked together. — Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)

(Photos from left: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET, Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

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