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50 Says he's no 'super actor' � And tells Eminem he's not a sucker
Em's taunts were playful, but 'Get Rich or Tryin' ' director's reprimands weren't always.
MIAMI � If you ever go out to brunch with 50 Cent, you might want to consider eating breakfast first. But hey, when you're responsible for more than half of the black music coming out of Interscope Records; have a new book and upcoming movie to push; clothes and sneakers to peddle; and a performance at the VMAs in about nine hours, you're bound to be a little late. And that's not even mentioning that you're ex-boo Vivica A. Fox is in the vicinity.
So the fact that 50 kept a handful of journalists waiting at the Ritz-Carlton for about an hour past the agreed-upon 11 a.m. meeting time wasn't frowned upon. After all, about half the journalists hadn't met 50 before and weren't about to tick off one of his burly bodyguards.
The Game's plan to sabotage Tony Yayo's first week sales by urging fans to re-purchase his own Documentary album appears to have failed, though the Compton lyricist did benefit from a small sales boost.
Yayo's Thoughts of a Predicate Felon hit stores last Tuesday and dropped in at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts by selling 214,687 CDs units according to Nielsen's Soundscan. Simultaneously last week, The Game's The Documentary sold 7184 copies - just 166 more than it did the prior week.
Check out this article - Eminem is supposed to have a role of a crooked cop in 50 Cent's new video game Bulletproof.
02 Oct 2005 by News Team
Gotti associate had plans to murder 50 Cent!
A 2003 affidavit used by federal agents to obtain a search warrant of the Murder Inc. offices that same year has been unearthed by Web site the Smoking Gun, and in it, more damning allegations against the label are coming forth. The most eye-opening is that Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, a convicted drug dealer and longtime friend of Irv and Chris Gotti, had been keeping tabs on 50 Cent's whereabouts and plotting to kill him...
"The investigation has uncovered a conspiracy involving McGriff and others to murder a rap artist who has released songs containing lyrics regarding McGriff's criminal activities," the affidavit reads. "The rap artist was shot in 2000, survived and thereafter refused to cooperate with the law enforcement regarding the shooting. Messages transmitted over the Murder Inc. pager indicate that McGriff is involved in an ongoing plot to kill this rap artist and that he communicates with Murder Inc. employees concerning the target."
If you have listened to "Crack Music" from rapper Kanye West's sophomore album "Late Registration" you'd have noticed that the guest appearance, Game, says just 10 words on 4-minute-plus track. Wonder why?
Trick Trick: Right now we are in a bit of a war between labels. Yeah there is a lot of interest from a lot of labels right now.
AllHipHop: What are you looking for? Distribution?
Trick Trick: No, actually 50/50. I'm bringing a lot to the table.
AllHipHop: Independently you have moved close to two million units which is pretty impressive.
Trick Trick: Yeah if I could take this project and do it independently I would. Financially, I can afford to do it, but Jimmy Iovine will not release any of the tracks Eminem and I did together, it's just corporate bullshit and I just got to deal with it.
02 Oct 2005 by News Team
Fat Joe says 50's taunts led to VMA diss
Fat Joe says he knows the Video Music Awards aren't the right place to be exchanging salvos with 50 Cent, but he didn't plan it that way.
"I had no intentions of going to the VMAs and starting no drama," Joe said Monday in Miami. "This is Joe. MTV shows me love. I come to these events to have a good time. I never had any type of incidents before. But at a certain point, what do you do?"
While introducing the acts for the reggaeton performance, Joe joked that the G-Unit brought tons of police with them. Later, during 50's set, the leader of the G-Unit retaliated by calling Joe a "pu---."
By mid-July, Eminem's fight for sleep had become one of the most intense battles he'd ever faced -- a struggle that would lead to his admission into a drug rehabilitation center this week.
The hip-hop star had just kicked off his first U.S. tour in three years, a 5-week run that was to take him across the country and back again before closing with a hometown Detroit show.
Leading up to the tour, the rapper's closest advisers knew he'd often grappled to get proper rest. But as the shows got under way, what unfolded before them was a scenario that one associate called "unbelievable, and then alarming."
That was the stark picture painted this week by people within Eminem's close circle of family members and professional colleagues, as the artist born Marshall Mathers entered treatment at Brighton Hospital for an addiction to Ambien, a commonly prescribed sleep aid.