50 Cent Finally Reveals What He Meant by “Magic Stick”

Jul 12th, 2007 // 6 Comments

fiveoh.jpegOne of the reasons debates about the harmful effects of music are as rewarding and productive as yelling at your fellow motorists on the freeway is because, well, musicians are stupid. Even the good ones, or maybe especially the good ones. And so, because they are stupid, they have a hard time making cogent counter-arguments to the people who want music to be less violent or offensive or pseudo-Satanic. All musicians can do in response is throw out vague notions about the First Amendment or go with the old “you don’t have to listen to it.”

Take, for example, 50 Cent. Challenging him to defend the violence in his music is a little like challenging a construction worker to defend knocking down a building: it’s not really his job, you know? Of course, get him to defend swearing in his music, and you get a hilarious rant about pornography, white men, and “a male organ”:

I can write around the curses if I want to, but you can’t tell me to write around the curses. First of all, there’s a clean version of the record available, anyway, if people don’t want to hear that content. This is adult entertainment. Why is pornography legal? Wouldn’t you say that the women who do pornography are hos? They get paid $1,000 to fuck on tape. You understand? And we can’t say ‘ho’? And who’s the leading consumer for pussy on a tape? Middle-aged white men.

These white men are buying the pussy from the hos because they aren’t being sexually fulfilled by the women they have in their traditional lifestyle at home. And they go outside for the thrills without any attachment, so when they go home, there’s no phone number or nobody calling who can ruin their fuckin’ lives. So it’s understandable why pornography is the way it is. But after all that, why is somebody worried about me saying ‘ho’? I make up different terminology all the time. I made an effort to make a reference to a male organ without being disrespectful in a woman’s presence on “Candy Shop.” If you say “penis, cock, dick,” whatever way you want to say it, that’s going to be disrespectful in the presence of some women, so I said, “the magic stick” and “the candy shop” is the bedroom and the “amusement park” is the bedroom, trying to come up with a way to do it where you’re not being disrespectful. But those efforts apparently don’t mean very much.

No, Curtis, sadly, they do not.

Oh, also, Tony Yayo says Ghostface didn’t write Supreme Clientele. Good times!

The Spin Interview: 50 Cent [Spin, via Nah Right]

  1. dippinkind

    wait, is 50 Cent one of “the good ones”? I’m assuming I’m either interpreting that opening incorrectly or have somehow travelled back to late 2002. I thought his continuing presence on the radar was just due to the fact that middle-aged white people can only keep one or two rappers names in their heads at a time and enjoy saying “Fiddy”.

  2. Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    “Pussy on a TAPE?”

    Please, Fifty. We’re in a digital world now.

  3. loudersoft

    50 Cent does make some valid points in that interview, I can’t deny. But it’s not like he’s ever claimed himself to being out there trying to achieve any kind of artistic credibility anyways.

    His game has always been about stacking paper.

    Far be it for him to understand what being an artist is really all about if he’s never made any conscious effort to go that direction. So long as he can admit that he doesn’t have the first fuckin’ clue as to what that’s about, I can always enjoy listening to a 50 Cent record.

  4. Julio Allison

    His apparent business savvy is totally undermined by the fact that he for some reason continues to pay Tony Yayo’s salary.

  5. MJ

    Aaaaah, good old Middle-Aged White Man. Always around to knock on when you’re asked to make a sociological statement and you don’t have the first idea of where to begin.

    Also, I’d rather you say “dick” and “cock” in my presence, Fifty, it makes me feel less like an ingénue who can be seduced by things that sound vaguely naughty.

  6. drjimmy11

    ok. so now can someone explain why he kept saying “one minute six seconds” in that song?

    has anyone explained to him yet that that’s not really something to brag about, performance-wise?

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