50 Cent Befuddled By Alicia Keys’ ‘Classical Music Shit’

Apr 21st, 2008 // 8 Comments

AP080119033654.jpgAlicia Keys clumsily claims that the concept of “gangsta rap” was a concoction of the government/media in a Blender interview, and uncommercial maverick artists like 50 Cent get in a tizzy over the idea that they might be playing into some sort of conglomerate-approved caricature. “I don’t like Alicia Keys no more though … the same reason why I said that I don’t like Oprah Winfrey.” moaned Fid, “I’m prejudice(d). I don’t like people who don’t like me.” Maybe he’s just bummed he hasn’t been asked to play her boyfriend in a music video. Not that he likes that “classical music shit” she’s been putting out.

If she don’t like that, (then) I don’t like that classical music s— she be doing. At some point she’s playing some s— that don’t relate to me. … We listen to it and try to figure out why people actually enjoy it. I am trying to enjoy it. That statement changes my perception of Alicia Keys totally. But the magazine is standing behind it, which means they probably have a tape of her in conversation saying it. It’s just not really a bright comment anyway.”

Bright or not, it’s sad to see allegedly unapologetic thugs get het up over the fact that someone doesn’t respect their work. HipHopMusic’s Jay Smooth posted a response to her claims last week that is unsurprisingly more thoughtful and sympathetic than what 50 Cent came up with.

50 Cent Defends “Gangsta Rap” [Showbuzz]
Alicia Keys: Tupac Biggie Gangsta Rap Conspiracy [HipHopMusic]

  1. NeverEnough

    What about the ‘Rock of Love 2′ reunion show, people?! Priorities!

    (The Clara Peller tag? Marry me)

  2. Maura Johnston

    @NeverEnough: that tag was all jess.

  3. natepatrin

    Goddamn, the last line from that Jay Smooth video knocked me on my ass. (Poor Busta.)

  4. luciluce666

    Fiddy is no gangsta in my book and I’ll leave it at that.

    He’s dissin Alicia to hark off her publicity and attempting to further associate himself with the OG immage.

    Hmmm… so he can’t figgure out why people actually enjoy her music. Um… well maybe because she is DAMN GOOD and has actual MUSICAL talent… two concepts that are obviously lost to him.

    Keep frontin Curtis.

  5. Anonymous

    This loser hasn’t had a radio hit since 2005…what idiot journalists are still putting the mic in front of his face?

  6. HomefrontRadio

    And obviously, if you don’t relate to it, you dismiss it, because expanding your horizons and taking in new knowledge is too much work and it’s better to take pride being ignorant.

  7. Jay Smooth

    @natepatrin the uneventful passing of y2K knocked Busta on his ass too! He now copes by clinging to things like guns, or steroids, or antipathy to reporters who don’t like him.

  8. zaky

    Anyone who uses the phrase “she be doing” shouldn’t be allowed to use the word ‘bright’.

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