Will he or won’t he? After taking to Twitter to say he will not release another album, 50 Cent has many wondering about the fate of his upcoming, untitled fifth LP. One thing is for sure, if 50’s album is ever released , Kanye West probably won’t be a part of it.
“Yeah we talked about it, both of us; and Kanye went on the radio and talked about us collaborating soon,” 50 told MTV News on Tuesday while on the set of Hot Rod’s “Hot Girl” video. “I don’t know if it will actually happen during this period, because of how much they got going on with Watch the Throne, with him and Jay doing that. I don’t know.”
In 2007, ‘Ye and the G-Unit boss squared off in a famous sales battle between West’s Graduation and 50’s Curtis (if you don’t recall, Kanye won). While the competition was hyped up at the time, it doesn’t seem to be an issue anymore, and 50 is still open to the idea of working with the rapper/producer.
But even without that collaboration, 50 said he has amassed quite a few songs already. “I have a lot of good ideas for it, and I just put ‘em on the side and said, ‘We’ll see what happens,’ and I kept doing other things,” he said. “I have too many records right now. I recorded to the point that I have 40 songs for a CD that will have 13, maybe 14 cuts.”
That is if the CD ever sees the light of day. On Wednesday morning, 50 tweeted: “Man I’m not releasing a album. I can’t believe Interscope is this f—ed up right now. I apologize to my fans.”
Shortly after, Fif also threatened to leak Dr. Dre’s new single “Psycho” in retaliation for the foul treatment he felt he has received from the label. He later recanted. “I wouldn’t leak dre’s record he has done nothing but help me in my career,” 50 tweeted. “Jimmy [Iovine] has always been supportive of me.”
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