50 Cent Might Have Said Something Mean About Jay-Z

Sep 26th, 2008 // 5 Comments

The lure of a juicy quote is hard to resist, even if it’s from someone quickly descending into irrelevance like 50 Cent. Even better is if said quote manages to rag on other easy-to-tag luminaries like Jay-Z and Beyonce. But what happens when it’s impossible to find this super-beefy quote’s actual source?

Each article referencing a supposed “50 Cent interview” uses the same two pull quotes, which are admittedly interesting, albeit not particularly groundbreaking. In this instance, the phrasing surrounding the quotes comes from HiphopDX.com:

“I’m a big fan of Jay-Z, but outside of the States and Hip Hop circles, no one really knew who he was until he married Beyonce’,” said Fif in the interview.

The G-Unit general also said that reports of Jay-Z’s total estimated worth of $1 billion is inaccurate. “I don’t believe he’s worth that much! It’s all been exaggerated. I’m comfortable. I don’t want for anything so I’m not in a race.”

Sure, it definitely plausible that 50 Cent would say such a thing, and the interview these quotes came from might have actually happened, but where? HipHopDX appears to be the only site actually mentioning a source, but in their case, they say the interview was from PR-Inside.com, which is problematic on two levels. One, the site features user-submitted press releases. Two, the site doesn’t actually have the interview either, just the pull quotes without a source. I wouldn’t be surprised if the shocking interview turns up somewhere, but wouldn’t it be better to wait to jump on the story when it actually happens?

Still, if making up 50 Cent quotes is fair game these days, I would like to suggest these completely fake quotes for future use:

“I don’t care for Eastern Europe. They have some nice castles over there, but the sky stays too gray for my tastes. Plus, their cities have funny names.”

“Ricky Gervais is nothing without Steve Carell. The UK Office‘s DVD sales went through the roof after the US version premiered. He shouldn’t have been running his mouth at the Emmys.”

“I don’t think that one Jonas Brother can really play guitar.”

“Kanye West has sexual relations with teddy bears.”

Feel free to use any of those (keeping in mind, of course, 50 didn’t actually say any of them…yet). And if you could link back to Idolator when you do, that would be great for traffic.

50 Cent: ‘No One Knew Jay-Z Until He Married Beyonce’ [HipHopDX]
50 Cent Thinks Beyonce Made Jay-Z [MTV UK]

  1. Anonymous

    “All things considered, it was the Beastie Boys and PM Dawn that got me into this here rap game.”

  2. Al Shipley

    50′s been half-assedly trying to goad Jay into a conflict for almost a decade now, from “How To Rob” to bumping Beg For Mercy up to The Black Album‘s release date, and Jay always brushes it off. One’s rubber and one’s glue as far as beef goes, and that’s how it’ll always be, so I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this quote is real, and furthermore than nothing else comes of it. Pretty much everything reported first on HipHopDX.com is highly suspect, though, that site is a treasure trove of manufactured controversy.

  3. Rock You Like An Iracane

    @Al Shipley: In fairness, HipHopDX also breaks a lot of stuff and churns a lot of the hip-hop rumor mill and gets SOME things right. But the linkless articles piss me off to no end.

  4. I wish I had read up more on this matter before reading this blog comment.It is a really mind bogling subject. Thankyou.

  5. This comment would be to say thanks, i dont comment frequently, but when i do it is constantly for something really good.

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