Well, there won’t be another 50 Cent/ Kanye West SoundScan battle this year, but backstage at “Total Finale Live” on Sunday night (November 16), 50 did talk a bit about his archrival’s new album, 808s & Heartache.
“I heard, like, seven songs,” 50 said of the album, which features Kanye singing more than on his past albums. “There’s a place for it. I think people will enjoy it if you’re actually in love or going through something. I think Kanye’s going through an interesting point in his career.”
West worked extensively with T-Pain on the album, and 50 had some pointed comments about Pain’s contributions. “I don’t think the public will forgive [Kanye] for it, but it’s interesting. I think it’s T-Pain’s record, but I’d rather buy it from T-Pain.”
50 also went after Donald Trump, who recently said the rapper was, er, inspired by “The Apprentice” for 50’s new reality show, “The Money and the Power.”
“Donald Trump talking about my show and how it’s a knockoff of ’The Apprentice’? He’s crazy!” 50 said. “That’s what happens when you get older — you start to view things differently.
“First, let me point out [my show] got the highest ratings,” he said, also claiming that it beat out “A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila.”
“And she kissed three girls! She’s a hard act to follow,” he joked.
50 also offered Trump some unsolicited career advice. “In this economy, he may want to go sing ’In Da Club’ instead of selling real estate!”
We’ll have lots more from our conversation with 50 at “Total Finale Live” in the coming days!
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