50 Cent: Jimmy Iovine Told Me He Doesn't Like Me

(AllHipHop News) When 50 Cent announced he was leaving Interscope Records, the questions began about why the G-Unit leader was leaving his longtime label home. 50 later stated he felt like people in the building were so closely tied to Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones brand that his association with SMS Audio headphones caused a rift.

[ALSO READ: 50 Cent Says SMS Audio Investment Scared Interscope Due To Beats By Dre Ties]

50 addressed the split with Interscope further in an interview with Cosmic Kev:

The last communication I had with Jimmy we were actually talking, and Jimmy tells me he doesn’t like me. For whatever reasons  – the miscommunications or his interpretation of why I’m actually doing the things that I’m doing – it doesn’t even matter. Just get me off the actual label before this s**t goes bad. Because I’m not getting the actual response I want out of the material that I’m releasing with them, and it’s to the point where I’m not even trying to put the right thing out. I’m just sitting here, “Put that one. Get that one. You can’t get a song with Em and Adam Levine? What can you get?” They didn’t get anything on Kendrick [Lamar] until after the record sold.

50 goes on to say his latest single is performing better without Interscope’s backing. He claims “Smoke” is doing well on radio, and the label hasn’t had “a record delivered like that in probably three years.”

The Queens rapper also admits that he admired Iovine and credits the record executive for helping his career be a success, but adds, “I’m prejudice… I don’t like people, who don’t like me.”

[ALSO READ: 50 Cent Releases Video For “Smoke” Featuring Trey Songz (Produced By Dr. Dre)]

Listen to the audio of the 50 Cent interview below.

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  • Fuck boy killer

    Jimmy Iovine more focused on them cheap ass headphones…

  • BabaStarsFAN

    Fifty can do it alone. Street King Immortal gonna be HOT


      Well hopefully he will do it on June 3rd … Bottom line He is already doing better alone… I can’t believe “Smoke” is doing this good… That is confirmation that interscope was deliberately doing a Bad Job… IMO “Major Distribution” should have performed better than “Smoke”, even “Hustler” is performing well on radio…

  • Jester Edward

    I’m rooting for 50 but Smoke is weak considering Dre made it

    • Papi Peligro

      its the worse of all them vevo releases

      • NEWSKULL

        oddly the worse videos are the one doing better on Radio…

  • carltonbj

    50 is still making dope music

  • Havoc Wreaka III

    This nigga lying… I listen to the radio everyday and never heard this “Smoke” song… in fact this is the first time i’m learning of it… 50 give it up and move on with your life because everyone you used to be around has given up on you and your 15 year old attitude

    • DJ7

      I take it you live down south…that joint stays on the box in DC and I don’t even listen to commercial radio like that…

      • Havoc Wreaka III

        you mean the same D.C where 50 has a big gay following? yeah i’m sure they get to here their man

      • Hector G

        only gay following he’s got is you sucka

      • DJ7

        Personally I don’t keep up with what gay people are into duke so I can’t speak on that…you on the other hand….well, your post speaks volumes…

    • 5% Hov

      Aint no radios outside a few east coast stations playing that.
      Its a poor record. Dated badly.


      y’all should give up on seeing 50 Cent giving up…

  • The Legendary Troll

    never heard of smoke but ill admit this is the most promo 50 had musically in years

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  • kixxxers

    Smoke? Never heard of it.. ever..

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    Nobody likes me but that’s ok cuz I don’t like yall anyway

  • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

    If Curtis were to put as much energy into making a song as he does putting down other people, he might actually have a hit song by now.

    The universe sends back to you what you put out.

    He built his career off of insults and disrespect and now he’s seeing it all splash back in his face.

    The G-Unit Empire has crumbled homie. It’s either time to reinvent yourself as an artist or drop off completely because whatever you’ve been doing the last few years isn’t working.

    • 5% Hov

      I agree. And terrible midget Kidd Kidd shows his inability to understand the new music world.

      • KC The American Pimp

        Sound like a Sucka! Kidd was going in on the track

      • Hector G

        ya these two up here are a team of suckas

      • Hector G

        you and yer buddy el moreno up there are completely wrong and stupid. people who are down to just completely re-invent themselves cause thats what the industy wants are pu$$y and so are you 2

  • Keylon Jackson Di Natale

    smoke??? never heard of it

    • ShortDogg

      Ha! Ha! True! True! I love 50 but dude has a song out with Trey Songz and 50 is singing in the background. Shit is garbage! Come on 50! And… You talked bad about Ja Rule doing that same shit before you! By singing on hooks. 50 can’t do a full album without any other R&B artists or other rappers. Why do we think “Ivy” let him go so freely!

      Like Jay Z said “We don”t believe you, you need more people!”

  • Chris

    50 keep a n*gga name in his mouth. SMH.

  • RobJMars

    Y’all say what y’all want about 50… I admire the man’s ability to hustle and own his own shit. This dude using publicity as free promo

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  • Mec-One

    50 still owes interscope a album ……..


    that was a great interview… Y’all should watch the video interview… Lol 50 is a psycho… Now I am sure he sent someone to burn his baby momma house…

  • Luke

    Funny all these cats hating but Forbes just named 50 Cent one of the 5 richest in Hip Hop at well over $100 million. This without a record in many years. And before you compare him to Diddy and Jay Z as far as money goes, check your own bank account. People could learn from his hustle

  • Isaac Hayes

    F*CK Jimmy aka Frankie Needles get em 50

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