The Hip Hop Week In Review: Fat Joe & 50 Cent End Beef, Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Spar
Fat Joe and 50 Cent mended fences, while Just Blaze talked reuniting with Freeway and meeting Eminem. Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey went at it publicly.
This week, Fat Joe and 50 Cent mended fences at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, gracing the same stage to pay tribute to the late Chris Lighty. Just Blaze chopped it up exclusively with HipHopDX, talking about reconnecting with Freeway after years of not working together and the first time he ever met Eminem. Finally, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey took their beef to new levels. Footage was released of the American Idol judges sparring, prompting Carey to gab to Barbara Walters and Minaj to go on a Twitter rant against her fellow panelist.
Fat Joe & 50 Cent Reconcile At 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards
Fat Joe and 50 Cent made strives for Hip Hop this past weekend. The two, who had sparred for years on records, finally buried the hatch during a taping of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. To pay tribute to the late Chris Lighty, who shaped both of their careers, they graced the same stage after years of beef with Fif approaching the Terror Squad chief and shaking hands. The G-Unit general then whispered something in Joey Crack's ear, and they walked off backstage. 50 even said that he'd be open to collaboration with his former nemesis, while Joe confirmed that the pair had settled their differences.
Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Beef, Make Their Issues Public
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj made their issues public this week. The American Idol judges, who are rumored to have been paid millions to participate on this upcoming season's panel, had footage hit the Internet of Minaj barking on her co-worker and Carey pushing back. The R&B singer then spoke with "The View"'s Barbara Walters off the record, stating that Minaj threatened her by stating that she would shoot her if she had a gun. Minaj later denied that any such statement was made, going on a Twitter rant that wrongfully pulled in Da Brat and flamed her "Up Out My Face" collaborator.
Just Blaze Speaks On Freeway Collaborations, Confirms Unreleased Eminem Music
Just Blaze spoke exclusively with HipHopDX this week, discussing everything from meeting Eminem for the first time to reuniting with his previous collaborator Freeway. During the interview, the super-producer talked about how it was moving from Baseline to Studio Red and the mystique of Jay Electronica's near-fabled Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn). He also touched on reconnecting with Free for his upcoming album Diamond in the Ruff, stating that he was instrumental in shaping his career, and says he recorded unreleased music with Eminam. Read the full interview here.
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