Rapper Kidd Kidd is on the mend after suffering multiple gunshot wounds while en route to a relative's house in his New Orleans 'hood just a few weeks back. This past weekend Kidd was publicly spotted for the first time since the shooting on the set of now fellow G-Unit artist Tony Yayo's video shoot for the clip "Haters." While in between shooting takes, boss 50 Cent sat down with RapFix and spoke on the similarities between Kidd Kidd and himself.
"Columbia, when that situation took place with me, they walked away from me just because they're not familiar with the actual environment and what happens at different points," 50 recounted. "It don't make me no difference: I understand it."
During his initial record deal with Columbia Records 50 experienced another unfortunate situation when he was dropped from his deal shortly after he was shot nine times. While the move was major setback for the Queens rapper it was that drive and passion that resulted from the situation that propelled a determined 50 Cent to take over the rap game. In Kidd, 50 sees a familiar scenario.
"Them boys down in New Orleans, they're active," 50 told MTV News. "It's a lot goin' on down there, and because I experienced it, I didn't move away from it. I actually ID'd with the situation a little more. He got hit six times, he got a bag on now," 50 said as Kidd Kidd lifted his shirt to reveal a colostomy bag on the set of Tony Yayo's "Haters" video.
The New Orleans rapper made a name for himself after he was linked to Lil Wayne and most recently G-Unit affiliate Sha Money XL. FOr the most part, Kidd is more than happy to be down with the Unit.
"It's a blessing getting down with Fif. It's real, it's all love," Kidd said. "There ain't too many real people in the industry, period. I've been around a lot, and right now it's time. I never felt like this before."