All's fair in love and war. But if said war involves two rappers beefing online and on the air, then all bets are really off.
50 Cent and French Montana have been been squabbling on Twitter and in the press for the past several weeks, but in a recent interview Fif said they actually go further back than that — and lobbed a potentially explosive accusation along the way.
"I ran into [French] a few times, he was like the DVD dude. He would shoot DVDs and always try to get on camera with the artists," 50 told Big Boy on L.A.'s Power 106 FM. 50 went on to claim that French was the person who gave him videotaped footage of DJ Khaled's mother at her job and at home. Back in 2009, during the height of his beef with Rick Ross and his right-hand man, DJ Khaled, 50, in a vaguely threatening way, released the candid footage, claiming he knew where Khaled's mother worked and lived.
"It's interesting though because...when I got into it with Rick Ross and Khaled...I didn't know who Rick Ross was so I had to take a look," 50 said. "I usually do my homework, I find somebody who knows somebody or something. Give me some information like, who is he?' And Frenchie, they got me the [DJ Khaled] tape. They got me the tape of his mother's house, where his mom's work at, the other cribs, the studios, stuff like that, all of it. Where they're staying in Atlanta — all of it."
The accusation carries extra drama because Khaled has been a close affilliate and booster of French Montana over the past couple of years, and the pair have frequently appeared on songs and in videos together.
Fif was the first to tweet about the incident, stating that he's going to release a tape of him and French's manager, Gaby Acevado, discussing how French betrayed Khaled. "Tell @Frenchmontana to just say ok I'm a snake I went and made tape Cause if he lie. I'm gonna put out the tape of me and Gobby talking about it...your out of ya league boy," he wrote.
French replied with a challenge and plenty of jokes. He tweeted that they should drop their new albums on the same day to see who sells more, and then snapped on 50 for being stood up by Chief Keef at a video shoot near Las Vegas a couple weeks ago.
"If u really about Dat life lets drop our album da same day and see who sell more u had your turn old man," he wrote. "How your sun burn doin from waitin in da desert for 12 hours lol."
As long as this beef doesn't turn violent, we have to admit, it's getting pretty entertaining.
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