From his unforgettable G-Unit spinner to his current Street King pendant, 50 Cent has a thing for flashy jewelry. Usually the outspoken rap star uses his chains to help brand his own camp, but in his latest video for “Major Distribution,” there is a brief cameo from a Rick Ross-styled Maybach Music Group chain.
So how did a piece promoting Fif’s biggest rival end up in the final cut?
“It came from a jeweler. Jewelers, they made it. Yeah, we got it and ended up putting it in the video,” the G-Unit juggernaut explained Thursday. “That’s what rappers do: Rappers put jewelry in videos.”
Fif is right: Diamond-encrusted jewels have long been a staple in most rap videos, but not when the piece belongs to someone you’ve gone through a much-publicized battle with. “I thought it would be unexpected, like when you see A$AP with a Death Row hat on. It’s cool it’s interesting. You look and say, ’Wait, something is out of place,’ ” 50 reasoned, referencing A$AP Rocky’s “Long Live A$AP” music video, in which he sports a Death Row hat even though he has no business connection to the storied label.
It would’ve been easy to assume that the MMG chain was the same one that came up missing after the BET Hip Hop Awards scuffle between Gunplay and members of 50’s G-Unit camp last year. Shortly after the incident, a viral video of 50 wearing the chain while bowling surfaced online.
The “I Get Money” MC didn’t address that situation outright, chalking it all up to talk and blog fodder. “Rumors today, you can’t believe everything you hear on the Internet,” he said. “It’s crazy.”
Outside of the small controversy, 50’s “Major Distribution” is a street-laced single from his upcoming Street King Immortal LP. The track features Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy, whom 50 is collaborating with for the first time. “Jeezy, that was overdue. Me and Snoop had a relationship since ’03,” 50 Cent said last week. “Having him work on this project, it just fit. Perfect timing.”
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