While in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather fight this weekend, 50 Cent stopped by Bootleg Kev's Hot 97.5 radio show to share what was on his mind. In addition to discussing his upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape and album, Fif talked about the likelihood of ever recording again with Game and why G-Unit Records was dropped from Interscope.
On Game, 50 said that, given their combative history, he doesn't know whether he'd ever be able to work with his former protégé again.
"I don't know. Let me see if this is just one of my character defects or not: when you said [Game's album The Documentary] was crazy, you're making reference to things I wrote," he said. "Meaning, the first three singles off of that were things that I wrote. So now, when you look at that, and you look at all the disrespect that was displayed over the years, ask yourself — would you be inherently uncomfortable with the concept of associating yourself again with someone where... you don't even know where it came from. If I did something wrong, I can accept it... But if I didn't do anything at all and it turns into what that turned into, I'ma just stay away from it."
As for the current state of G-Unit, 50 addressed the label's recent departure from Interscope Records. Fif said he had structured the original G-Unit/lnterscope deal to be so lucrative for his artists that the label just couldn't afford them anymore.
"The reason why G-Unit was dropped, so that the general public understands, the reason G-Unit was dropped from Interscope Records was because the deal I gave [G-Unit] was so well put together for them that they were to receive $750,000 in advance on the next albums — each one of the artists," 50 said. "[Interscope's] gotta remove that in this climate of record sales."
50's still-untitled next album is currently slated for July 2. On May 15, he'll release The Lost Tape, a highly anticipated Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama. The Queens MC recently released a remixed version of 2 Chainz’s “Riot,” which will be featured on the tape.
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