Fabolous recently took to Twitter to clarify his recent Tweets about fellow New York rapper 50 Cent and his recent ThisIs50 Festival, which took place last weekend (October 3) on Governors Island.
“Woke up 2 see my twitter topic of discussion bout da 50 Cent concert was taken out of context. Made what i said look like im hatin or dissin,” Fabolous Tweeted today (October 7).”
Fabolous was referring to the 50 Cent-sponsored ThisIs50 Festival, which featured a number of New York Hip-Hop acts united at one performance, after years of in-fighting amongst the local rap community.
On Tuesday, Fabolous shared his opinion on the concert and blamed 50 Cent for being one of the reasons the New York Hip-Hop scene was so fragmented.
“It’s interesting to see 50 Cent unite with NY artists when he’s one of the reasons NY hip hop became so isolated & crumbled,” Fabolous Tweeted on Tuesday (October 6). “I wonder if this is a law in the ’50th Law of Power’ book? I guess it was a good show for New York.. But if you asked 50 a few years ago if he ever saw himself on stage with any of them, he would’ve said HELL NO!”
50 Cent reacted to Fabolous statements with a press release on ThisIs50.com, claiming that he was disappointed with Fabolous opinion.
“Reading what Fab said about me on Twitter was disappointing. I have extended myself to Fab personally to allow him to expand himself as an international touring artist. I thought we were friends, but that’s cool.”
In his latest series of Tweets, Fabolous went into detail, claiming that he was not trying to feud with the G-Unit general.
“Def wasnt hatin,” Fab Tweeted. “I said if anything it was a good show 4 NY.. And i was invited 2 perform too, BUT i had my own show 2 do at Lincoln U,” the rapper said, shooting down reports that he was not invited to the festival.
Fabolous did not back down from his general opinion and said that he was merely pointing out the facts, based on 50 Cents career, which has included feuds with New York rappers like Camron, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, D-Block and others.
“I actually tip my hat 2 50 4 all he has done, but n his help 2 the city theres been some hurt 2 the city.. & i dont/didnt blame him entirely,” Fabolous said.
50 Cent has not issued a statement in regards to Fabolous explanation.
In his previous press release about the matter, he offered up some advice from his new book The 50th Law.
“Law #2: Never put too much trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies. Be wary of friends they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy.”