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Sha Money XL Defends 50 Cent Against Steve Stoute On Instagram


(AllHipHop News) While he may be estranged from his former group mates and label, 50 Cent can count on one man to be in his corner: Sha Money XL. This past Thursday (March 6th), the former President of G-Unit took to his personal Instagram account to denounce Steve Stoute’s disparaging remarks about 50 Cent’s relevancy.

In one Instagram photo of 50 Cent and himself on the videoshoot for “In Da Club”, Sha’s picture caption mentions Stoute’s initial eagerness to be apart of G-Unit Records. In the picture (below) the part of the caption reads:

Ps. tell Stoute he can’t count 50 out. He was the 1st one chasing us to get some of that G Unit money so Tan that political shit.

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Steve Stoute has not responded to Sha’s Instagram post of yet.

  • Y.O.

    50 is and has always been the big bad guy the d bo of the industry it worked back then but now the game if soft and fake and people like him are hated

  • Chris

    FUUUUUUUUUUCK KEVIN DURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT! FUUUUUUUUUUCK KEVIN DURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Malik

      OMG…you are crazy for this post…I can’t seem to get that chorus outta my head…that whinny a$$ voice, damn…lol

      • Chris

        Maaaaan, you too? That hook was pure comedy.

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  • fasho

    people act like as what Steve Stoute said wasn’t the truth. 50 got money and is a successful businessperson but he doesn’t influence hip-hop culture anymore. he ain’t had a real hit in 5 years. Now the movies,netflex and showtime, he’s good but that doesn’t mean he has an influence on these kids. now stoute was being slick when he made his statement but truth is the truth. if anything 50 shows people how to diversify and music and hip-hop isn’t the only revenue to make money so props to that but really why u mad son?

    • DReskonie

      word what stoute said was spot on and at that point y wouldnt stoute want to work with 50, at that time thats where the money was

    • TruthHurts

      The funny thing is ya’ll arguing that 50 isn’t relevant and doesn’t influent hip hop… yet you’re talking about him on a forum. Guess he’s more relevant and influential that you think.

      • God Body

        None of these debates are going to turn into sales for 50 cent music. You ain’t gonna buy his next album and neither is anyone else on this forum. Prove me wrong.

    • So diversifying isn’t influencing the culture?

      Chris lighty was up on that 1st!

    • justmathoughts

      huh? your comment is contradicting your comment

    • Low Down

      Y’all so stuck on holding the mic. His influence is showing others how to diversify the game.

    • xolisa boqwana

      Puff has not had a hit in 20 years yet he was on that list.

      • ihatefaggots

        That’s because puffy is steve stout boyfriend

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  • Montezuma1

    Stoute told the truth. 50 is an emotional fool. 50 was perhaps the last true hip hop megastar but that was 10 years ago. He did his thing but it happens to everyone. You get your time and it passes. No shame in that. Nobody’s chasing 50 now. He’s just upset someone put him on front street. Jay wouldn’t even be in the position he’s in if it wasn’t for Beyonce. Ciara couldn’t do it for him. His time is up and before some fool starts talking about his bank account having money and being commercially relevant aren’t the same things. 50 will spend a great deal of time and money trying to recapture what money can’t buy. Hit records made him relevant and he hasn’t had one in ages. Those are the facts.

    • justmathoughts

      50 was relevant before the “hit” records, his name rang bells in the ears of the people who “mattered”…. sht, if you ask me, if he wasnt relevant he wouldnt of got shot, who cares what a “nobody” has to say right? the fact that were speaking on him makes him relevant and in my opinion, the intriguing thing about this whole situation is the fact that weve seen him in this position before (where nobody likes him and he basically being blackballed) and thats when “he came through like hurricanes do”

      • Montezuma1

        Lots of people get shot. In that respect you’re relevant to the people who shot you. I don’t think that’s what Stoute was speaking on. Commercially 50 is irrelevant. Prior to his success he was relevant to the people he kept irritating until they got with him. It’s not the same. He’s washed. There’s not a black person who came in with 50 who’s still with him prospering. Even his manager committed suicide because his bills made him snap. 50 is the type dude who doesn’t like people eating off him which is why he flipped on Sha who singlehandedly made him relevant. Sha had to parlay his skills and make a way for himself because he made 50 not the other way around. Anyway, when 50’s album drops you’ll see how relevant he is. Getting shot won’t matter one bit.

      • justmathoughts

        i think youre taking the getting shot thing out of context but cmon now, the guy made “how to rob” and EVERYONE had something to say about it, this is way before get rich or die trying

      • Montezuma1

        You took it out of context by expanding its’ relevance. Look at the 2 points you made; How 2 Rob and Getting Shot, Both were a really long time ago. In this industry relevance shifts from album to album. Stoute is correct. Do you think Interscope would let him go if he was relevant? Hell nah. He’s done. He tried the movie thing but he sucks. He’s a brand that can still be used to get money from foreign or out the loop investors. That’s about it and even they are getting hip to his decline. He milked his gimmick. He was the underdog who became a bully. It’s a new day and nothing he has to say matters anymore. He did his thing. No denying that but I think he failed to realize success happened for him, he didn’t necessarily make it happen. He’s scratching his head trying to figure what to do when it wasn’t much in his control to begin with. He’s a case study of people who believe their own press clippings. He was “Tupac” reborn. Instead of East Coast it was Murder Inc and the big crime boss Supreme. They even said Supreme killed his mother. lol The shyt was one big soap opera unfolding before our eyes and people bought it! They’re not buying any of it anymore.

      • justmathoughts

        you did take it out of context,.., point was, if he didnt make the relevant MUSIC he made he wouldnt of got shot (ghetto quran)…you said “hit records made him relevant” i rebuked that statement by citing at least 2 things that made him relevant before the “hit” records, in all reality he was considered cold after the massacre then the vitamin water deal happened and its “i get money”, instant relevance, everything he does will be tied in with music whether it has something to do with music or not because hes a musician and thats where he gets most of his notoriety,,, youre right about one thing though, he was the underdog turned bully but now “everyone” decided hes done which makes him the underdog again, not to mention the industry is against him just like before

      • Montezuma1

        He didn’t get shot for Ghetto Qur’an. lol Those fools loved the homage he paid. They only complained after he got paid then they wanted a piece of the action. He got shot for being an azz. He wanted attention anyway he could get it and he got it. The same with him getting stabbed. He provoked confrontation and was always ready to be a victim. If that’s relevant or gangsta to people then so be it.

      • justmathoughts

        youre speaking very foolishly, ghetto quran put him on the map, in turn he got paid off of his MUSIC and they wanted a piece, didnt get it and they shot him right? again this is before grodt….nobody said anything about being gangsta, the whole conversation was based on relevancy, if you think 50 cent is not relevant to hip hop you dont know hip hop, the mere fact that we can endlessly debate about his relevancy makes him relevant

      • Montezuma1

        You know nothing of what you speak. I don’t intend to give you a free education here either. lol

      • justmathoughts

        yeah i know, checkmate

      • Black Jay

        I would just say this…. 50 is a victim of several things…. First…. People want to sh*t on him a lot and I would agree that he’s done a lot of it to himself, but Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Eminem knew what they were doing. That video for “In Da Club” when Dre and Eminem were standing behind like scientists watching him like a rat in a cage was a pretty accurate description of the events. They used 50. I mean they straight played him. They had no intentions of using him for longevity. He was never an “artist”. They wanted to sell his story. And if anybody holds responsibility for his fast rise and decline, it’s those dudes. We hold them up like they’re the sh*t. But in reality THEY ARE THE SH*T. They are the sh*t that’s wrong with the game.
        50’s personality was honed in the streets. He’s had too many bad things happen to him as a person to behave like a “normal” artist. So I don’t really “directly” blame him. I blame his life and his behavior. You add those two things together and you start to realize how 50 got to where he is. Exploitation from the industry and a violent upbringing.

      • Montezuma1

        Brother you make the most sense to me. I just won’t let 50 off the hook. He’s smarter than he comes off. The problem is he’s extremely selfish and perhaps his upbringing is the cause for that but that should’ve been reconciled long ago because he’s also blessed. He’s not even from South Jamaica, He was shot 3x not 9. He grew up in the side streets of Rochdale yet he only mentions Baisley or 40 and put SouthSide on his back. His entire image is a fabrication of his own doing meant to dupe everyone. That’s not Dre or Em. They just took what he brought to them and ran with it. I agree that Dre and Jimmy Iovine are pure poison and in 50’s case Em got in on the act but 50 knew what was happening, he thought he could outsmart them and become independent of them through other ventures. Maybe he would’ve succeeded if he hadn’t UNNECESSARILY stepped on so many other people. Once his music hype calmed down the writing was on the wall. He thought he was a one man gang but he’s not. His ego got the best of him and people of all persuasions have that issue. At the end of the day if you’re a dick you’re just a dick. His own people don’t even like him. He’s just a foul dude and the chickens are coming home to roost. The example he personally set is one we can do without.

      • Black Jay

        I cosign almost everything you said. You’re not wrong in that. You definitely have a responsibility to govern yourself a certain way. What you put out definitely comes back. And I would even say that 50 sold his own story a lot. The lyrics weren’t written by Jimmy, Eminem, and Dre. They were written by him.

        But Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Jimmy are no different than other White execs that sought to capitalize off of East Coast/ West Coast beef. But that’s America for you. What did Tupac say?

        “America eats it’s own.”

        Bouncing back for 50 is possible. But in doing so he has to recognize the faults within the system and within himself. If he doesn’t, he risks losing it all.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        “Commercially 50 is irrelevant”?? –
        Commerciality is irrelevant in the judgement of hip-hop…

      • Montezuma1

        You’re one of those people who view hip hop as a culture I view it as a business. It was commercialized long ago and used to sell everything from technology to Pimp Juice. Without commercialism it would’ve went the way of the hoola hoop back in the EARLY 80’s so spare me your “purist” ideology.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        without the culture there’d be nothing worth selling… so spare me the capitalist dogma. Many cultures other than hip-hop have quite happily remained underground and thrived so unless you think there’s no artistic merit to the fundamentals of hip-hop then there’s no reason it would’ve died… has mamba, salsa, classical, jazz etc died? no they’ve just not been sold like candy bars and have thus retained a little dignity..

      • Montezuma1

        The culture was co-opted since the early 80’s. Hip Hop first of all is ambiguous. For some it’s a lifestyle, for others it’s the boom bap etc. Everyone has their own idea of what hip hop is. The truth of the matter is hip hop unlike the other genres you mentioned began with plagiarism. Beat jacking and talking rather than singing. It was the outlet of kids too poor to get music or singing lessons. In other words it’s EASY to do hence the saturation. The solution was to commercialize it in ways none of the other genres were as a means of extending shelf life. It’s why hip hop artists are forever pushing products instead of their “art.” There is no art. Just one big informercial. Sure there’s a few hipsters or dirty backpack types that claim to be real hip hop but let the allure of revenue dry up and even they will cease to exist.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        Agree on the ambiguity of what hip-hop is; however Jazz is based on ‘versioning’ (arguably plagiarism), a practice which also features heavily in Classical as there is no clear distinction about the extent to which fragments or melodies or successions of musical intervals can be said to be owned or originated by an individual. The ease of creating hip hop music is no greater than for pop music or rock n roll in which the majority is based around the ability to play 3 chords.. The skills needed for great DJing however, dictate an extreme learning curve; same for B-boyin and grafitti….. Rapping can be easy or complex; it’s not easy to rap like G rap or Ra if you factor in voice tone and flow.. to denounce their work as facile is to denigrate poetry (and poetry doesn’t even require the discipline of adherence to a metre). Furthermore authenticity cannot be imitated so easily; life experience provides a watermark that can’t be simply forged; that’s why e have sh1t rappers and good ones…. The definition of what constitutes art is of course purely subjective; however the etymology of the term ‘art’ is in the word ‘artifice’ and in that sense for something to be art it needs merely be a suspension of reality. I understand your cynicism but as someone who’s been listening since Sugarhill and also thoroughly versed in the paradigms of Classical, pop and Jazz I think you’d struggle to argue the artistic merit of any of these over hip-hop; unless you can evidence there’s an objective hierarchy of musical parameters (eg. harmony and melody over rhythm and timbre etc).

      • Montezuma1

        Wow, you’re pretty smart. lol Seriously. The things you point out are indeed valid. However, the commercialization of hip hop went so far that neither fans nor artists possess or require such sophistication. Case in point: Lil Boosie. The amount of people celebrating his return to the studio is indicative of how far the genre has strayed from its roots. You can only compromise your integrity but so much before you completely lose your identity. That’s hip hop to me.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        I agree when it comes your average rapper making records for adolescents and believe that some kind of learning difficulty or speech impediment is pretty much requisite for success for that demographic nowdays… however your analysis works for only Rap music (merely one element of hip-hop and thus not accurately reflective of the culture ). Look at the world of B-Boyin, Graff and Turntablism – all of these are going strong; improving in terms of virtuosity but staying happily underground, how many famous current b-boys, graffers or scratch DJ’s can you name? not many perhaps but if you were following the culture you’d know them; and you’d know that it’s still a global phenomenon as a culture. I’d estimate there’s gotta be still at least a few million people who follow and hold the actual culture in high regard and that is surely evidence enough that it’s healthy; put it this way, some countries indigenous culture have far less followers than the amount of heads that are into rap battles, graff, b-boyin and Djing

      • Montezuma1

        I must admit my interest in hip hop, rap, etc is primarily how to profit. I’m a business person and since I’m black with a conscience I’d like to make money without perpetuating negative stereotypes of black men and women which seems to be the easy route for commercial success. I say that to say we may have different appreciations and therefore a different relationship with the genre. Where you see hope I may not see profit. However, It’s refreshing to know there are people like you out there. Appreciate the exchange. Best to you my friend.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        peace

      • Pirate7X

        Uhh yeah what he said, ha.

        To add any actor would be considered a biter for fully studying, repeating, performing, staging & reinterpreting the works of Greek tragedy, Shakespeare, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neil, David Mamet, Suzan Lori-Parks, etc. under that “plagiarism” definition said above. No one creates in vacuum and everone builds off their foundation.

      • Pirate7X

        Respectfully, folks need to kill the “kids too poor to get music lessons” crap, no just you Mont-1 (and again no disrespect). Many cats from Melle Mel, Flash, Herc,Theodore, Jazzy Jeff to Caz, Just-Ice, Chuck D, Rakim etc. came from families that were well-supported in the economically challenged “ghettos” but innovated out of the spirit of creation, not poverty. Some even had basic music lessons (Rakim & his brother played sax & keys respectively). It’s vision and genius that brings forward art forms not poverty (in every situation or most). Tell Miles Davis & Jimi Hendrix’s upper-class medical family and working class people respectively that not eating would make them better artists.

        And anyone who calls Hip Hop music “easy” and “plagiarism” must show me a Pete Rock, Dilla, Xtra P, Primo -level beat pronto. And give me a G-Rap/Rakim/KRS-1/Kool Keith level lyric now. Shoot I’ll give you 2 lifetimes to give me just one of each…

      • Montezuma1

        Improvisation does not equal plagiarism. Rappers Delight was outright plagiarism and what ensued was so rampant it created a new income stream called SAMPLING. You dudes want what you identify yourself by to be so profound but it really isn’t. If the founders weren’t poor then they were lazy. Take your pick. lol

      • Pirate7X

        Again you’re semi-correct but more wrong than right.

        Rapper’s Delight was given by Grandmaster Caz to Hank and became a major lyrical basis for the song without credit or compensation to Caz so by some definitons that could considered ‘plagiarism’. The use of Chic’s ‘Good Times’ bassline by a live band was covering the song as has been done for millenia going back to Mozart, Louis Arnstrong, James Brown, etc.

        These as you so-named ‘lazy’ folks created the culture that you live through daily and have invested significant time, money, emotion and spirit into it like myself and everyone here. As Opposite of You stated the culture Hip Hop is more than alive & well globally out of the manipulation of the pop realm business that you state you’re involved in Mont-1. You can try to denigrate the importance Hip Hop culture and specifically Rap music has been to your life path and mentality and try to brush off the artistic achievements but I suspect you’re smarter than that.

        You love and respect the work of the Madlib’s & Primos and Kendricks & Rakims in the culture and they changed your life. I can admit that in fact I’m proud to say that. You’re just having problems being honest with yourself. It’s cool, you’ll get there.

      • Pirate7X

        Hip Hop is a culutre that is undying and expanding far beyond the views of what we see in the USA.

        Rap music business is what 50 is in and his commerciality in the market is of importance to him and his employees and partners. Same as any business would be from lemonade stand to billion dollar soft drink maker.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        back @ his height fif wasnt relevant … HE WAS THE MAN .. today is what you consider relevant …. fifs name pops up on all hip hop @least 5 days out of the 7 day week … more than any artist i hear on the radio from ross to meek to que (lol) …. so what the criteria for being “relevant” radio air play ???? mtv play ?? or is it being known ?? or is it the ability to move units ?? what is it ….??

      • Montezuma1

        The criteria as Stoute spoke since that’s what THIS discussion is about, is the ability to influence the marketplace because that’s what generates the most money for RAP artists. Diddy doesn’t sell records but his profile put him in a position to sell Ciroc and Revolt TV. It starts with the MUSIC but transitions to other areas before the music cools down as it does rather quickly in this genre. Such as what Ice Cube, Diddy and Jay did. That window closed for 50. NOTHING he has done has come remotely close to his success in music so he has yet to make that transition. People will say Vitamin Water but the details of that are highly sketchy. I’m of the belief you transition while you’re hot because no one will give you the chance when you’re cold and he’s frosty.

      • Pirate7X

        Semi-mistaken: “50 wants to FEED his n—gaz” – Star on VladTV. 50 does not like lazy fools but he wants to control them and not allow them to eat well outside of him, i.e. DJ Whoo Kid. Whoo Kid has been fired by 50 over 10 times. Why? Because Whoo won’t be controlled and 50 respects his hustle enough bring him back to grab that grind back, they are cut of the same cloth.

        If you truly believe a former street legend like Lighty simply murked himself after going from carrying the Red Alerts crates for $0.00 to building multi-millions for himself, Rush & 50, I’ve got oceanfront property to sell you in the Florida Everglades for cheap…

      • Montezuma1

        All I’m gonna say is you and I clearly have different definitions of what constitutes a STREET legend. Lighty may be a hip hop legend but I don’t know about the streets. Are we talking about the same guy who ran out his shirt at Jimmy’s in the Bx and went to his father who’s ex FBI or law enforcement to take the pressure off? Because THAT guy was anything but STREET. It’s tough talking to people who create definitions of words all their own. There’s always a disconnect. What Lighty purportedly did and what the case was at the time of his suicide are 2 different things but I digress. A person with their own definition of street more than likely has their own definition of financial woes. Carry on.

      • Pirate7X

        Mont-1’s homework: look up…

        = The Violators
        = Lighty & Zulu Nation
        = Read THE BIG PAYBACK by Dan Charnas. Go to index and find all references to Chris Lighty especially conflict with Suge Knight.
        = Ask EDO GZ any questions or confirmations

        Get at me by 3/13

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  • Hilde

    Damn! I can’t wait for 50 Cent’s Animal Ambition to be released. It’s taking too long, dawg! XD

  • Black Jay

    I think people need to realize a few things….. “Relevance” is not a permanent thing. It’s like money. It can be gained and lost and gained again. When Stoute said that 50 wasn’t relevant any more it was an accurate statement. But it doesn’t mean he can’t gain it back. Plenty of people reinvent themselves. I would argue that Ice Cube isn’t relevant musically and hasn’t been for a while. But Ice Cube found a way to reinvent himself on another level. Movies. The same could be said for Snoop. He isn’t relevant in the music game. He’s not on his previous level. But the way he found a way to rub elbows with the corporate side of the game shows his ability to reinvent himself. Stoute’s statement wasn’t inaccurate. It was dead on. But 50 has many ventures and opportunities to reinvent himself. You can’t count him out completely on that. As for Sha’s comment about Stoute wanting to get money with 50? He’s an advertising executive. That’s his job. Relevant or not, advertising executives don’t get paid based on that. They get paid based on “motivation”. What does the artist or company “want” to do? That direction could be wrong as sh*t, but the advertising executive is basically there to fleece. So Sha’s comments, while well-intentioned, are a little stupid. Advertising executives play both sides of the fence. They have no loyalty. Legal crooks if you will….

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      yup one day all these dudes talking ish will be considered “irrelevant” for real … and when we look back will your accomplishments even stack up against someone like fif ?????? usually when your “irrelevant” your also fucked up riding the subway looking like jazo lol jk lol ….. gotta feel great to be still living the life in your “irrelevant” stages ….. which means your hard word paid off during your “relevant” days … get it while you can … it dont last for ever ask everyone down with Rocafella …………. all good things must come to an end ….

      • Black Jay

        Cosign that. Everybody needs to understand that it is something that happens. You can’t be on top forever. You just have to find a way to reinvent.

      • Pirate7X

        Indeed Mr. KW. You gotta give 50 credit for going all out after he got shot. He’s still going for it hard. He doesn’t care about relevance per say or he’d be more dedicated to composing more classic material. Stepping to Stoute at the Knicks game was all promo for the next product and they both know that.

    • Pirate7X

      Most lucid breakdown of the situation, props.

      • Black Jay

        Appreciate that.

      • Pirate7X

        All day respect Black Jay. Somebody needed to clarify past the sissy emotional “f–k 50, f–k Stoute” crap and literally get down to “business”. This is a culture with a very impactful economic influence.

        Folks should also take a look at the Showtime program “House of Lies” to get an idea of how deeply business consultants will play both sides to gain influence and income from their clients. The current episodes with T.I. and Mekhi Phifer in roles as co-owners of clothing label DollarBrand display this clearly. Don Cheadle’s Marty Kaan plays both sides for profit then moves on to the next paying client, similar to Steve Stoute in advertising/marketing. It’s business and both Steve & 50 know this.

      • Black Jay

        Now you just said some real sh*t right there. That program is dope. You’re right. Brothers spend too much time in the “Hate Olympics”. It’s time for some prosperity.

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  • Montezuma1

    Just want to say I had really good dialogue here with people on this topic. It was good to chop it up with people who may have different viewpoints yet were able to articulate themselves respectfully. Maybe there’s hope after all. lol

    • Casor_G

      Sad times if we have to give people props for that….

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  • IveSeenEnough

    Musically, 50 cent IS NOT relevant. If he wants to be relevant he should make good music. I don’t see what the problem is? Is it the case that this statement can be made about EVERYONE EXCEPT 50-cent? Bullshit.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      his latest single FUNERAL got 1.2 million + views … irrelevant musically ?? UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!!!! .. what are the criterias here …?? what are we measuring him up against?? LOL !! ijs

      • IveSeenEnough

        Who gives a crap about views? If people are buying it? All those years 50 was clownin Fat Joe and others about their lack luster album sells. He didn’t want to hear any excuses. Just the numbers from album sells. So now his ass is going to be held to the same standard. Can’t have it both ways, nigga

      • I don’t get you. By today’s standard’s he’s extremely successful. 1.2 million views are easy feat. especially for a non radio record.

      • IveSeenEnough

        views do not equal sales. Like I said, 50 cent bashed other artists for their lackluster sales. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. If his SALES (not views) are lackluster then he gets bashed. And by the way, VIEWS don’t mean anything because, like LIKES and FOLLOWS they can be purchased. There are companies out there today whose sole business is built around this. 50 cent being a social media maven of sorts is full aware of this, which is why SALES (via Itunes, retail, whatever) is still the best measure. If 50 doesn’t want to be held to this standard he should have thought twice before applying it to others

    • Guest

      That’s 50’s problem. Beef can’t be your primary claim to fame.

  • IveSeenEnough

    So if Brian Williams on NBC nightly news commented that 50 cent was no longer musically relevant would 50 have stepped to him? NO, the reason being 50 respects white people but doesn’t respect black people. There is sufficient proof to back up that statement if anyone wants to hear it.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      trust wayne n baby get it too … fif been got @ them dudes but they aint want no probs … weezy just replied i love fif or something like that lol which i dont blame him … they about that work … not war ….

    • Montezuma1

      50 is a self hating black man for sure. I concur.

      • How you figured that? If anything; he’s a progressive black man that has shown his ability to adapt and prosper in any environment. We need to celebrate the few successful Black men out there. Especially if they’ve made the same strides as 50. If you hate his music just say so and stop grasping at straws.

      • IveSeenEnough

        Oh yeah, and I never really liked his music and I’ve never liked the way he’s tried to stay on top not by simply producing a superior product but by bashing others who were simply on the come up and trying to feed their families.

    • Your guesswork is entertaining. The “if” is especially colorful.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      fif def would of said something but the approach would of been different most likely but trust fif wouldnt pass up on that press oppurtunity … dude went @ oprah man … if he would go @ her he will get @ anybody ….

  • Brindle

    “so Tan that political sh!t”… perfect

  • Sparky Flinstone

    STEVE STOUT IS A SUCKER, A FRUITPOP AND A HERB!!! FOHWTBS!!!

  • IveSeenEnough

    You know how you can tell a 50-cent d*ck rider? They keep coming up with new ways to measure relevance now that 50s sales have steadily dropped off. It was cool when he was clowning Fat Joe and others for their lackluster sales. The d*ck riders laughed along with him. Now that his sales are in the toilet the same d*ck riders are changing the subject talking about his business saavy, etc which has absolutely nothing to do with Steve Stout’s original comments.