The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
50 Cent insists that despite publicly expressing "disappointment" in Fabolous recently over Twitter comments, the two have no problems.
"Yeah, we're cool," 50 said recently on the set of his video for "Baby by Me." "Fab particularly is an artist I've interacted with twice. He's [opened] two international runs [for the G-Unit]. It wasn't specifically to try and help him broaden his international presence, but obviously it would help for him to be there and be in front of the audience internationally and put his best foot forward first. Give a good show and people become Fabolous fans at that point."
Via his Twitter, Fab questioned 50's motives for having former mic rivals like the Lox and the Diplomats perform at his ThisIs50 Festival that took place earlier this month. In the wake of his comments, Fab insisted that he was not dissing Fif.
"He reached out to tell me he didn't mean it in that derogatory way," 50 confirmed. "People misinterpret what you type in the text. I've misinterpreted what people were trying to send to me, sending me messages before as well. Before we utilize devices we use to communicate with each other intimately on Twitter and other Web sites, you can forget you're making a public statement. You can feel you're having barbershop talk or just saying your personal take on something, and it's a public statement and people start to resent you for it.
"He kind of felt a little backlash on it," 50 added about Fab. "People responded negatively to it because they were like, 'Finally [these artists are performing together]' and he's going, 'Wasn't I a part of dividing New York City?' I wasn't a part of dividing New York City. New York City wasn't accepting me initially."
50's Before I Self Destruct LP arrives on November 23, but the G-Unit General said he might drop another mixtape before then.
"I have a tape I didn't put out yet," he said. "It's called The 50th Law. I've been sitting on it. I'm gonna put it out soon. I've been so wrapped up in the presentation for this actual album, I haven't released it."