Having had issues with everyone from Ja Rule to Rick Ross at various points during his career, 50 Cent is something of an expert in the art of musical warfare. For the latest hip-hop bout, though, he’s just an observer on the sidelines ‒ but he’s still got a few thoughts on the situation.
The two rap stars have been exchanging jabs of late, though things don’t appear to have gotten too heated just yet. Earlier this year, Drake told Rolling Stone that he didn’t appreciate the frequency with which Hov was rapping about art; Jay responded on his “We Made It” remix with an apology to “Mrs. Drizzy.”
The Toronto native seemed to fire back earlier this month on “Draft Day,” boasting that he was focused on “Just hits, no misses.” Then, this week, Jigga sent what many perceived as a subliminal shot at Drake on DJ Khaled’s single “They Don’t Love You No More,” rapping, “Wrong sport, boy, you know you’re soft as a lacrosse team.”
How much things escalate remains to be seen, but Fif believes that a winner will be determined not just by the tenacity of the rhymes, but the entirety of the songs.
“I don’t know [who I’d choose lyrically],” he said. “It’s gonna be what musical chioces. the production choice count, too. It’s the same ’Ether’ vs. the other joint,” referencing Jay’s past battle with Nas.
No matter where things go from here, Fif seemed neither surprised nor too concerned that they started in the first place. “It’s natural that this takes place at some point,” he said.
In the rest of the interview, which you can listen to in full below, 50 talks about G-Unit, Troy Ave, Action Bronson, Steve Stoute, his problems with Interscope and plenty more.