In the second verse of video for 50 Cents In Da Club, the Queens rapper displays a particularly intense stare that seems to be a gateway to everything that hes experienced in his life, including his struggles. In Part 2 of AllHiphops interview, 50 delivers that glare several times as he peruses through several topics from Eminems Bruno fiasco to the untruths of Rick Ross. Through it all, 50 Cent remains poised, yet seemingly prepared to handle all that is before before he self destructs....
AllHipHop.com: How close are you working with Dr. Dre on your new album?
50 Cent: I worked with him three times on this album. I worked with him on Detroit on some records and I made four records in Detroit and I went back again. We went in Las Vegas for a little while and back in Detoit again.
AllHipHop.com: What did you think about when Eminem had Brunos a** in his face?
50 Cent: I thought it was interesting. I dont know if he agreed to some s**t like that or why he would agree to that if he did. When I watched the tape is kind of felt like it was planned.
AllHipHop.com: It was scripted they say
50 Cent: Because I heard him leaving the venue I aint talking about that though. If it works. Em can do what he wants. You know what Em can do? No wrong. If you saw him wearing a dress in a video, would you say anything? People would totally go, Oh, Em just had a dress on in the video. It wouldnt mean anything, because hes done so many humorous things in the videos and been so elaborate with his presentation. Like, hell write a song where he gets raped in it.
AllHipHop.com: Uh, yeah
50 Cent: Youll hear it and be like, Yo, play that again. Im saying play it again and youre not supposed to want to hear that. Hell just get away with that. That just creates the significance for me with him. If I said these things [to fans], they would be like, Whats going on here? [Looks around] Tell me what situation that 50s in a dress? Are you kidding me? Its not gonna go, its not gonna fly.
AllHipHop.com: That doesnt affect your reputation? They say, you are who you hang with.
50 Cent: Nah, well then I hang with the biggest rapper in the world. So, I guess Im great. If you think about it, Em, what hes done for the culture is something that people are not identifying with when they look at him. A lot of people I see when we go out internationally and throughout America, they look like Eminem. And you know what they say when you ask, Do you like Hip-Hop music? They say, Yeah, we love Em. So, if he is the bridge for these people to become part of the Hip-Hop culture and allow it to open up to the point that it becomes what it is worldwide.
[Crosstalk about Hip-Hop beef]
50 Cent: I dont start beefs, because I dont know how to resolve them. When you stop, you allow people the opportunity to attack you. Youre putting your guards down at that point. I wont put my guard down with people that have the ability to go back and forth with their emotions.
AllHipHop.com: What about Rick Ross? Do you feel you have done all you needed to do with him? He seems to have survived
50 Cent: Do you believe that?
AllHipHop.com: I think he survived.
50 Cent: [To nearby person] Did he sell 500,000 copies? [Looks back at interviewer]
50 Cent: From an artistic standpoint, you dont think
AllHipHop.com: What you mean?
50 Cent: What he got a good verse?
50 Cent: You mean he had a good verse?
AllHipHop.com: I thought [Deeper Than Rap] was a good album.
50 Cent: You know what I think?
50 Cent: I think if you could withstand a guy that raps about selling drugs 24/7 when you know that hes been apart of law enforcement, you absolutely cant have a record at all. And that person lies in your face and tells you, No, its not me. No, its not me. Then say, Yeah, its me. You know what you are doing? You are encouraging me to be a liar. Now you are telling me, I dont have to tell you the truth. Im gonna tell you what the f**k I want to tell you and everybody else can feel that way at that point.
AllHipHop.com: The game is so different now, I mean, seriously. The game is so different.
50 Cent: That means anything is acceptable.
AllHipHop.com: It kind of does. When you look at your average rapper, they arent cut from the same cloth you are cut from or have the same experience yet; some of them have similar stories. And Rick Ross, for what its worth, we thought he was one thing and obviously, it was something different. Hes mysterious about
50 Cent: I think if you dont move into a new space with the project, its a failure. Marketing dollars vs the results, it would be a failure. This is just from a business perspective. Look at who we are talking about. You see how quiet it is right now? You see why its quiet?
50 Cent: Its no promo. They stopped spending money on him. Then they shut up, because they have no money. There nobody to runaround to support that campaign. You know why you hear me?
50 Cent: The finances for campaigning dont end.
AllHipHop.com: Is that from you or Interscope?
50 Cent: Whether thats from Interscope or existing ventures that Ive created, Im in a space where people are listening and Im talking.
AllHipHop.com: Are you good with Interscope right now?
50 Cent: I am, I am. Im pretty good with them. They doing what they gotta do.
AllHipHop.com: I got two more questions to ask. Bette Midler. Whats up with that? Did you smash that?
50 Cent: [50s face screws up and room laughs.] What the f**k did you say to me, n***a?