By Hillary Crosley, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
“One of the things that I learned, the hardest thing to do is be still. When you don’t know what to do, be still. He mastered that. And therefore, when he jumped forward and has something to say, he spoke the truth with it. That’s a genius. That’s what makes great film work. He was there from the beginning. I actually learned more from watching him, ’cause he taught me to be still.”
– Terrence Howard on what he’s learned from 50 Cent’s acting ability. The actor said 50 is a more than capable actor. The two worked together on Fif’s first film, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” And according to the veteran actor (“Hustle & Flow,” “Crash,” “Ray”), he actually learned more from 50 than the other way around.
Where 50 might be “still” in the cinematic world, he’s definitely not in the rap arena. Recently, the G-Unit general took to Twitter and New York’s Hot 97 radio station where he took credit for taking down the hip-hop video site WorldStarHipHop.
“I might know somebody who could do it but I didn’t do that,” he clarified during a phone interview with Hot 97 DJ Angie Martinez a few hours later. “Why would I do a thing like that? Because I can?”
50 told Angie that he has a longstanding feud with WorldStarHipHop.com over their usage of an unlicensed image of his on their homepage (they’ve been in court for more than two years dealing with the issue) and the overall negativity toward him that he says the site encourages.
“It’s just them encouraging disrespect on every level possible,” he said. “They’ll delete positive [comments] to make you feel like it’s overall negative. That place has been a spot where it’s been a hub of hate for me.”
According to Fif, he’s moving on from a history of beefs and encourages others to do the same.
“Have you heard me competing with anyone or arguing with artists in any way?” he asked Angie. “Moving into 2011, I’m encouraging people to be extremely positive. Let’s live better.”
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