MTV News caught up with Fif last night in L.A., where he was on the set of G-Note recording artist Hot Rod's "Hot Girl" video. There was no sign of drama as 50 explained his plans for his Black Magic album, which he has recorded but scrapped in favor of a new untitled LP that he was hoping to release this year. "No, it has a whole new title. It's a whole different energy," 50 said of his upcoming fifth studio album. "The Black Magic music, I have it, and I'll probably use it in, maybe, a film project."
Now it seems as if Fif won't be releasing either album, judging from tweets that he began firing off shortly after midnight Pacific time. "Man I'm not releasing a album. I can't believe Interscope is this f---ed up right now. I apologize to my fans," he wrote. "I will work with other artists on their projects but I will not put out another album. They dropped the ball with me one time too many." Things didn't end there, with 50 then threatening that he would be "putting out" Dr. Dre's next Detox single on Wednesday in retaliation against Interscope. "You're gonna love it, it's a big song. I just don't think it deserves a great setup since they can't seem to get it right when it comes to me," he tweeted.
This is not the first time that Fif used the social medium to voice his displeasure with his label. On June 16, the multiplatinum rapper took issue with the speed in which Interscope was moving when it came to the setup for his next album. "OK I tried to be cool with my record company. I went to the meeting, talked to everyone and sh-- feels like they're moving in slow motion," he tweeted. "I'm sorry to announce I will not be releasing a new album this year if we don't get on the same page." Soon after, he fired off, "My whole career iv been doing sh-- and they have been playing catch up. This is the last f---ing album. THEY BETTER WAKE UP AND WORK."
The next day in an interview with MTV News, 50 opened up about his Twitter rant, saying that he didn't blame Dre (to whom 50 is signed) or Interscope head Jimmy Iovine personally, but rather the individuals at the label who are given the task of handling the rapper's work. "It's not necessarily Dre or Jimmy, it's more the guys that they pass the responsibilities onto," he said. "It takes longer for people, because they'll be like, 'OK, we're gonna do this and we're gonna do that,' and the building will start having those conversations, but they're not actually moving at that point."
A new 50 track called "I'm On It" made its way onto the Internet early Wednesday morning, but there is no word whether that song was slated to appear on the MC's album, which is now in limbo. What do you think of 50 Cent's threats to hold back his album? Tell us in the comments.