Last night, 50 Cent’s collaboration with Robin Thicke, “Follow My Lead,” leaked to the Web, not even a week after 50′s high-budget, high-cleavage clip for the Justin Timberlake/Timbaland track “Ayo Technology” was released. The video for “Follow” is another high-budget affair–Dustin Hoffman as a shrink?–and the song, which shows off 50′s “sensitive” side, actually isn’t that bad (at least on the Curtis curve). But according to MissInfo, when 50 found out the clip leaked, he went on an electronics-throwing binge at the G-Unit offices in New York:
according to my source, right before 50 threw the phone out the window, he yelled you’re f-ing everything up, youre messing up my look, my album, so you know what, I’m on f-in vacation now. F- you and F- Interscope……
Here’s the inside story. Allegedly someone inside the Interscope camp is about to lose their job or their head because a video of 50′s 3rd single, called “Follow my Lead” featuring Robin Thicke just leaked to the web. Mind you, this single isn’t supposed to come out until October….after 50′s album drops and after his Justin Timberlake collabo dies out. But now 50′s carefully laid plan is all messed up and when he found out about the leak he flipped so crazy that told the head of Interscope that he’s boycotting all promo all media and possibly leaving the label… right now? Less than a month before the album drops?
But obviously its retarded to have both the 50/Justin song out and the 50/Robin song out at the same time. Plus, how you gonna have a video out for a song that isnt even out yet? No wonder 50 went bonkers.
According to G-unit sources, 50 said F- Interscope and broke out without a trace. And I just saw a photo of the plasma ripped off the wall.
So what’s going on at Interscope? Is there someone working there who just really wants to see Curtis flop, by any means necessary? Or did someone actually leak “Follow My Lead” out of panic–”Ayo Technology” hasn’t yet cracked the hip-hop charts or the Billboard 100, although “I Get Money” is slowly climbing the Hot R & B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (it’s at No. 39, up from No. 49)–and jump the gun, hastily releasing a song where 50 co-stars with someone who’s recognizable to mainstream pop fans?
The timing for all this is even more curious, given that yesterday, 50 said in an interview with SOHH that “If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I’ll no longer write music. I’ll write music and work with my other artists, but I won’t put out any more solo albums.” (The soundbite even got picked up by Rush & Molloy.) Maybe someone took that statement as a threat and a promise, and decided to speed along the process toward relegating 50 to the CEO’s office. Or maybe this is all a stunt within a stunt within a stunt! Because 50′s vow of press silence aside, I have a feeling that there is no way this is over, what with there still being 32 days until Sept. 11 and the amount of schadenfreude he’s built up.