50 Cent Threatens Label: ‘Call Me or I’m Putting Out Another Mixtape’

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50 Cent is using his online clout to get what he wants. After the success of his latest mixtape and viral videos, the rap megastar is making threats, telling his label to move forward with his album or he’ll release more free music.

The video for “Put Ya Hands Up,” a cut off 50’s mixtape The Big 10, has racked up 3.2 million views in four days. In response to its popularity, 50 delivered an ultimatum to Jimmy Iovine, the CEO of his label Interscope Records.

“I got 3,500,000 views in 3 day on hands up. Ok I need a record deal jimmy iovine , call me early tomorrow or I’m putting out another mix tape,” threatened 50, adding, “Anybody want to sign me I’m a young hungry artist and I work harder then everybody in hiphop call me tomorrow.”

This is not the first time 50 has publicly called out his label on Twitter. In a recent tweet, he chastised Interscope for prematurely announcing a release date for his single, “Girls Go Wild” featuring Jeremih. He is reportedly not happy with the way his upcoming album has been promoted.

The G-Unit mogul is in the process of renegotiating with his label to renew his contract. His deal with Interscope is set to expire with his fifth album.



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33 Comments

  1. @officialpapo

    He should just sign to Epic and let LA work his project.. they don’t have a hip hop act over there besides nipsey… and he is self sufficient. I think that would work.

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    Ice Reply:

    @@officialpapo, I agree, Epic is the way to go.

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    AmbeRussell Reply:

    @@officialpapo, aint no good gonna come from this man bc all the bull shit he has done in his career. u aint gonna let yung buck release shit, the same is gonna happen to u n u are a bigger act. he started pointless beefs n destroied so many careers n thought he was bigger n bader than the rest but when he thought he could take on kanye n say if he out sells me in opening week, imma retire n kanye out sold him, he saw his status n then try to bring down rick ross n look at 50 now. jus saying. thats the color purple logic 4 ya
    amberussell on utube

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  2. Lauryn

    Looooooooooooooool. His pathetic!!! Your Wack Ma Nicca…

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  3. ggg

    yep, do it 50, If they wont help promote you then make your own buzz but i agree. He just might have to sign with another label if they don’t see the potential.

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  4. Shade

    What is the appeal of this guy..

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    ? Reply:

    @Shade,

    please close your eyes and pop your noddles, fiddy sold 40mil records dummy, he has a base who wants to hear him.

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    JustSaying Reply:

    @?,
    OHHHH! that MUST be why the label doesnt believe in him. He is having trouble with his singles and staggering sales… and nobody really checking for him.
    views DONT equal sales fiddy.. sorry.. I for one.. wont even download ya free shit!

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    tues part 2 Reply:

    @Shade, RELIAZE SUMETHING YOU DUMBIE

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  5. Iceman

    Hold up…I thought the fifth album on his contract was supposed to be a greatest-hits album?!

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  6. hate revolver

    Shade, his appeal is he makes some real gangsta shit that is different from the bubble gum music you hear these days. he is a dying breed and l think that’s why interscope is playing with him. his just too gangsta for the times. if it was during the 90s, they would be kissing his ass right now. but you now have teen bob kind of hiphop.

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    Shade Reply:

    @hate revolver, just because its gangsta shit doesn’t mean it isn’t bad. His raps are nothing to write home about so I don’t why people like him. Honestly he makes a lot of mainstream songs thats pretty much what he is known for so i don’t get your logic there

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    hate revolver Reply:

    @Shade, My point is if you understood gangsta music, you would know why people like him. his core fans are the ones who like his music. The mainstream success is because an album needs a single, but it does not represent the body of work.How many gangsta rappers are reputatable like 50? none. His too hard for mainstream. That’s my point. They want him to be more like a Jay Z, but his not that type guy. plus his a little crazy.

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    JustSaying Reply:

    @hate revolver,
    Dude… 50 stoppped being gangsta with his candy shop ass… a LOOOOOONG time ago!

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    Rhino § Reply:

    @hate revolver, i feel u man.. that’s all to it

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    Pucci Reply:

    @hate revolver, Fif, makes the kinda music that in the long run ppl complain about. I understand however that he has a fanbase that wants to hear him. I for one don’t, but nobody deserves the lack of respect that he is getting. He had one of the biggest debuts back in 03

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    juAn Reply:

    @Pucci, I somewhat feel u, but he has become one of the most disrespectful artists in the game. He has used bully tactics and controversy to build his reputation. Maybe it’s karma. I dunno…

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  7. Replay

    I thought nobody helps him to Support etc. isn’t he the leader of G-unit aka. a one man army guy? o/O

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    Shade Reply:

    @Replay, Just because someone owns a label doesn’t mean they aren’t signed to another. In most cases its with the help of their label that they can creat there own smaller one but almost everyone answers to another bigger label. Just like how Lil Wayne owns Young Money, but he is signed with Cash Money and even higher up on the food chain then that he is mainly signed with Universal.

    The labels that the artists create are mostly for helping other artists like them but overall its the huge labels like Universal, Interscope, Sony, etc, that really push and market artists financially

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    michelle Reply:

    @Shade, well stated shade i was just about to make that same point…. thats what people do not understand these artist are not soley independant… they have bosses over them.. thier PARENT company is.. like u stated Universal, Interscope, Sony. etc. at the end of the day thats who is pulling the strings.

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  10. Sir PerryLus

    Look its a pre-emptive strike if the album flops which likely it will( i do not think interscope will put money behind it its the last album on the contract why should they)..50 can just blame the label..that is why he has been doing all this ranting..

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  11. tues part 2

    GOOD LUCK 50 CENT’S

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  12. yo

    50 cent is king , his 5th album will be double platinum , trust me ! GG – UNIT

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  13. Arie

    At least someone noticed that this is just a game of chess, 50 knows his time is up so this is just an exit strategy which could pay off big time for both parties. Win or loose 50 get to be the survivor of labell politics, so whatever numbers he does he will not be held accountable. All in all 50 wins either way, I take my hat to him he is a definition of a hustler coz right now we’ve all been hustled.

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    Pucci Reply:

    @Arie, Well said… 50, like most rappers these days know how to play the game. He’s a fantastic business man, artist, eh… I guess. But I think this will work out in his favor.

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  14. A Realist

    Hmm. Did not know people were still listening to this guy. Thought he dwindled down to a Twitter personality.

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  15. DaddyPlugin

    50 CENT is beyond what ever record company the media is blurbing. Yo, lets keep it real. These record companies don’t like real brothers, like 50 and they try to taint the genre. Yo, 50 can easily rock wit his own ish. He don’t need them

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  16. The Truth

    50 Cent is underrated. This fool still kept it real after all that fame and money. That’s why he’s not famous anymore. Nowadays, people like fake, loser music and 50 not bout that. 50 is on a whole nother level and I consider him a living legend.

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  17. Rhino §

    I completely agree with you but 50 cent”s main issue is that he sometimes make decision hoping to it will put some artist into place he thinks they belong but he does not look the impact and image such decisions portray on him. in a nutshell, fif destroy his career along side people he thought he destroy.

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  18. M B

    50 cent is bigger dan any label. He can do his thing by himself. We are ready to patronize him any time any day.

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  19. Mr Nice Watch

    stfu. ain’t like anybody is gon buy your shit.

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