"I think back to when I was with someone and that person could have been the person I was going to be with for the rest of my life but I didn’t have the references yet to know there was something special there," he told The Big Issue. "It’s like the clarity I got about my grandmother after she was gone. Some people have been better at that than me. If I look at Jay Z, I’d point out he capitalized on people better than I did."
So did he mean that in a positive way? It's hard to say, exactly, but capitalizing on people often has a negative connotation. And Hov and Fif have a long history that hasn't always been friendly.
They started their back and forth way back in 1999 when 50 dropped "How To Rob." The whole song was about jacking celebrities from Jay Z to Big Pun. It was presumably meant to be tongue in cheek, but some people were furious about it. Hov was one of those people.
50 wasn't super well known when he made that, but Jigga retaliated anyway on "It's Hot (Some Like It Hot)." "I'm about a dollar," he rhymed. "What the f--k is 50 cents?" See? Furious.
By 2007, the two appeared to put their differences aside. So, they worked on a song together ("I Get Money - Forbes 1,2,3 Remix") that also featured Diddy. As the title suggests, the track was a baller's anthem.
Apparently, they found common ground in being wealthy AF.
As you can tell, their relationship's been on a huge up-and-down roller coaster. Throughout his career, 50's called Jay everything from "great" to "the coolest punk in hip-hop." He even joked about the Solange elevator incident.
Something tells me the 50/Jay saga is far from over.