Despite his latest string of good fortune, controversy follows the rapper. Chatting with the Hot Morning Crew, 50 Cent took time out to address the recent ruckus raised with Slowbucks on stage at Hot 97’s Summer Jam. In his eyes, 50 believes the fight shouldn’t extend to G-Unit as he placed the blame for the incident on those directly involved.
“They were asking questions, because [Tony Yayo] had done something, when he was starting to say things in response to him having to be responsible for himself, for me not just fixing the problem by saying ‘Here’s money, just go ahead and take that,’” the rapper shared. “I did that a lot, I enabled them in those way, and now when you see it and you say how do I correct it? If I could allow Yay to say the things that he said, and bring him around, I’d bring Buck around before I did that, because I know Buck. I know he’s impulsive… and he’s high at the same time, he’s running around like the real definition of a rock star. I think it was easier to bring Buck than to accept the things I got from Yay, because he was so close that he should actually know better. Banks, he doesn’t do anything wrong, he just stops. There’s points when you come in you don’t know if he likes you or not.”
In addition to the Summer Jam incident, 50 Cent revealed the release date for his long-awaited album “Street King Immortal.” According to the rapper, the offering will come out later this year as it follows his latest album “Animal Ambition.” Despite its modest sale, 50 Cent isn’t too concerned with negative feedback. Instead, he sees “Animal Ambition” as a “warm up” for what’s to come with “Street King Immortal.”
“For the record sales, I know I can’t have the success I’ve had in the past, it’s impossible,” 50 confessed. “This is the warm-up. I’m coming in September [with] my album “Street King Immortal.” I put this record out to cut through the cloud of my audience’s [perception] of my success. Some people are not conditioned or prepared for success and it’s an adjustment. If you leave the environment thinking the exact same way you were in the environment, chances are you won’t be successful. You have to make some adjustments as you go, acquiring new information. Being exposed to different situations is what allowed me to continue to do it. But if you don’t do it, you forget about it.”