50 Cent Weighs In On Label Politics, 2Pac's Shooting & Ja Rule
Fif touches on a number of topics and clarifies what went wrong with Interscope Records.
In addition to dropping off his new single “Outlaw” last night, 50 Cent called into Funkmaster Flex to address claims made against Interscope Records earlier that day. During the interview, Fif insisted that he’s always been ahead of the curve in terms of promotion and marketing, but that the label isn’t seeing eye-to-eye with him.
“I sat through the meetings, I tried to go through the regular politics, the red tape on how you’re supposed to do it, but that doesn’t work for me,” he said. “I’ve always done it and everybody’s played catch-up with me. With Jimmy [Iovine] and them, we all sat and talked about it and it seemed like everyone was moving in slow motion, so I’m gone.”
“I think whoever dude saying he was involved, I don’t know why he would say that right now. I think they’re upset with Jimmy [“Henchman" Rosemond]. Because at this point, the statute of limitations would be up on that kind of situation, and he’s saying it without actually damaging his credibility of being a rat by saying the statute of limitation’s up. He was saying that he just feels bad about it, but he knows that Jimmy has some terrible legal problems right now. So to say that is just piling it on him. He’s done, they’re going to wash him up, Flex.”
As for his former nemesis Ja Rule, Curtis said he has some intel that he’s going to face some trouble while behind bars. “When you destroy something, you’re supposed to destroy it completely. Now he’s gone, now he’s gone completely. I even know what joint he in. He’s up in... I don’t want to say that, because a psychic told me he’s gonna have some trouble in there. Yeah, I heard that, but that’s when you put your ear on the street and you hear things.”