(AllHipHop News) The name 50 Cent has nearly become synonymous with Hip Hop beef. Over the last few months, 50 found himself in even more conflicts with former associate Bang Em Smurf and Hot 97 radio personality Ebro Darden. In contrast, it appears the hostilities between the G-Unit leader and ex-comrade The Game have settled down a bit.
50 spoke with Danny Diaz of Power 98 about a variety of topics including his recent noteworthy feuds. Check out some of the highlights below.
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On issues with Ebro:
He'll say it's my fault that New York City Hip Hop ain't what it was because of my momentum. I'm like, 'You was the program director. You didn't play the new music." You mean to tell me nobody made a hit during the time I was... Everybody had hit music. It was his responsibility to play it at that point. I ruined it?
On competition in Hip Hop:
You gotta pick and choose based on what you feel the public perception of yourself is at that point - do you continue to pursue it or do you let it go? In the beginning, I used to respond to anything and everybody. I was not picking and choosing who it is - if you want some, come get some. That's because our culture is competitive. I felt like if you weren't competing then you lost a big part of what Hip Hop is about.
On Bang Em Smurf alleging 50 put a hit on his life:
[Smurf] was like, "Yo, he tried to get me killed.' He saw somebody in a room that shot at him. They're all in the neighborhood. They're gonna shoot each other anyway in the neighborhood. Now you put it together that I was getting you killed at that point because you saw them in the video with me? Nah man, he might have wanted to kill you for recreational purposes. You was saying some sh*t you wasn't supposed to be saying... There was no specific situation where they were told to knock him off. He felt like that. When I saw he said that, I was like, "I wouldn't do that. I don't have that kind of sh*t on my heart for him." He's still one of my pee wees. He was alright.
On The Game showing love to 50's Effen vodka:
I don't know what that is. I don't know what it is. It's not even on his Instagram [anymore]. Sometimes you do stuff and you don't even know if you mean it. The [cell phone] is right there in your pocket, so if you're drinking that don't matter. He took it down. He fixed it. As soon as he started to sober up, he took it off... I'm not concerned with it. I think either way, if he liked the product, then it's cool. If he likes the TV show, cool. I'm not angry at his stuff when I see it.
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Watch 50 Cent's interview below.