*With a new album on the way, 50 Cent is back to raising a few feathers.
His latest target? Puff Daddy. Speaking with the Power 105 Breakfast Club crew, whose show – ironically – is simulcast on Puffy’s new Revolt TV network, 50 stated that he doesn’t understand why any artist would want to collaborate with the Bad Boy Records founder.
“Puffy might be the destination for anybody going nowhere. Nobody surviving,” the rapper said as he voiced his disapproval of rhymesayers wearing tight clothing. Kanye West, in particular, caught 50’s attention as he hinted that he didn’t like Yeezy’s fashion sense, after he wore a leather kilt last year at a Hurricane Sandy benefit gig.
“I ain’t with it. I asked it on a mix tape. Nas wear skinny jeans. I can’t fit in,” 50 said. “If you Google, ‘rapper in a dress’, do you know how many will pop? Young Thug is the one that actually said, ‘This is a dress’. The other ones will call it a kilt. What about that culture is making you choose to wear it for the evening?”
50’s Power 105.1 interview comes as he promotes his upcoming album “Animal Ambition,” which is slated to come out later this year. The release is 50 Cent’s first offering since 2009’s “’Before I Self Destruct” and after his departure from Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope.
Although he’s no longer with Shady Records, 50 had nothing but praise for the label’s founder Eminem. “I don’t think our culture would’ve grown as fast as it did without Em,” the entertainer said. “My being associated with him allowed the doors to open easy. I’m proud of him.”
“Jay Z, Lloyd Banks, and Fabolous is the same guy,” he said. “Take away the hits, take away the career, the music. I’m talking about who they actually are ’cause they’re internal people. These are the guys that are laid back, quiet, fly. You might not feel them in the room, but they’re important people.”
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