On Thursday morning (June 16), [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist] took to Twitter, blasting Interscope Records and saying he wouldn’t be releasing his Black Magic album this year unless he and his label can find some common ground.
“Ok I tried to be cool with my record company. I went to the meeting talk to everyone and sh– feels like there moving in slow motion,” he tweeted around 9 a.m. ET. “I’m sorry to announce I will not be releasing a new album this year if we don’t get on the same page.” Soon after, he fired off: “My whole career iv been doing sh– and they have been playing catch up this is the last f—ing album THEY BETTER WAKE UP AND WORK.”
A source close to 50 confirmed to MTV News that he is, in fact, tweeting from the account and it has not been hacked. On April 18, the Southside Jamaica, Queens, rapper tweeted that he was going to drop the album’s lead single during that week, but never did. When MTV News caught up with him a few days later on the L.A. set of Nicole Scherzinger’s “Right There” video, 50 backtracked, saying that instead, he opted to work with Interscope rather than independent of them.
“I tweeted something about the actual single,” 50 Cent said. “While I’m out here, I got a meeting, I gotta sit with Jimmy [Iovine, chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M], I gotta sit with the guys that push the button. I’ve done it by myself on my other albums, ’cause I got my own radio staff. And I worked the record and get it to 500 spins and then let them kick in. But I think it’s better to just go with the entire building, have everybody on deck so they understand my plans for this project.”
Judging from Fif’s tweets on Thursday, it’s safe to assume that those meetings didn’t go so well. “I worked really hard on this album I’m not gonna let it come out like some bullsh–. There use to me just putting it out,” he continued to tweet before finally giving in to fans’ tweets urging him to release new music. “Ok f— it I’m putting the first song off my new album out tonight.”