50 Cent is starting off 2012 fighting a battle he waged throughout much 2011 — so much for out with the old and in with the new. The hip hop star is still experiencing creative differences with his label, Interscope Records, and he has now promised not to support any new music the label puts out on his behalf.
“I have lost all faith in the team I’m on. I have nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music,” 50 wrote on Twitter yesterday [Jan. 2]. “I’m going to deliver this album then. I have a film I wrote to focus on I’m not upset I’m just convinced this is not how I want to [be] remembered.”
The outspoken entertainer highlighted the importance of the album and his many charitable donations, like his Street King food drive, as part of a lasting legacy he hopes to leave behind in the event of his death.
“Ill [sic] be honest I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer,” he wrote. “That’s why I started my street king movement. I want to mean more in other peoples lives.”
This latest rant against his record label continues 50’s on-going issues with the label. Last year he criticized the label for not promoting his project correctly. At one point he vowed not to record any more music. Backing down from the promise the Queens MC released the buzzworthy The Big 10 mixtape in December and he explained the significance of the project yesterday.
“I mixed the big 10 because everything I do has to be the best I can make it cause other artist will create after hearing the ideas.”
50 Cent hasn’t released a solo album since 2009’s Before I Self Destruct.
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