There was plenty to talk about when 50 Cent stopped by Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” on Monday. During the 70-minute conversation, the hip-hop mogul talked business, baby mama drama, Eminem’s impact on his career, and his famous feuds with Rick Ross, The Game, and Young Buck.
He also revealed that he has shot 13 videos for Animal Ambition, four of which feature cameos from Tony Yayo. But after those videos were shot, he and Yayo’s friendship took a turn for the worse. While he blames Yayo for souring the relationship, he does accept some responsibility for his fallout with Lloyd Banks.
He also had a message for those who think he’s fallen off: “My accountant has no idea what you talkin’ about,” laughed the rap tycoon.
Watch a confident Curtis spread his words of wisdom.
On why he removed his controversial Diddy/Rick Ross Instagram photo: “I’m trying to change my image. As far as Instagram is concerned, that’s not a person’s actual life. That’s a presentation.”
On his relationship with Tony Yayo: “Some people, they’re like milk. They have expiration dates. No matter what you do, they’ll spoil after a while.”
On Lloyd Banks: “In Banks’ case, I could be considered a little insensitive at some points ’cause I didn’t have those different things in my life. … When his fathered passed, he went home and he crossed his arms and was there until I came to get him. … I had to go get the boy out his room to go shoot the video.”
On dealing with haters: “There’s always gonna be backlash. It’s from success.”
On Jay Z: “Jay Z, Lloyd Banks, and Fabolous is the same guy. 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.”
On Chief Keef: “Chief Keef is what my son would’ve been if we didn’t make it at that point.”
On rappers wearing dresses: “Young Thug is the person who actually said, ‘This is a dress.’ The other ones will call it a kilt.”
On Rick Ross: “It ain’t the quality of his material because he’s a decent writer. His performance can’t be good. He’s fat, sloppy—look at the guy. I didn’t see Biggie with his shirt off, running around doing what you see right there.”
On Diddy: “Puffy might be the destination for anybody going nowhere. Nobody surviving.”
On Eminem: “I don’t think our culture would’ve grown as fast as it did without Em. My being associated with him allowed the doors to open easy. I’m proud of him.”