50 Cent Questions Why His Trophy Case Doesn't Match His Album Sales

posted Wednesday May 15 ,2013 at 11:48AM CDT | 150 comments

50 Cent Questions Why His Trophy Case Doesn't Match His Album Sales

50 Cent refers to Floyd Mayweather as a brother, speaks on the boxer providing for those in his circle in order to maintain his happiness.

Jamaica, Queens rapper 50 Cent continued to discuss music, business, relationships, and more in the third part of his hour-long interview with SXSW. In this latest installment, the emcee turned businessman talked album sales and music awards and pondered why the two don’t add up for him personally.

50 Cent even concluded his brief remarks on album sales and his “trophy case” with a comment in regards to fellow artist Kanye West and shared that he’d rather “get the check” and leave the trophies to the G.O.O.D. Music rapper.

“Within music culture for you to be connected to a company or corporation meant you wasn’t being an artist…That wasn’t even supposed to happen,” said 50 Cent while speaking on his Vitaminwater deal. “When you watch the awards shows you’ll notice cause my trophy case don’t match the sales. But hey, Kanye get the trophies. I’ll get the check.”

The G-Unit founder later touched on his close relationship with professional boxer Floyd Mayweather who he referred to as a brother.

“He’s like my brother. I don’t have relationships that I value friendships like that. So, we’ll flip flop whatever it is, but it is what it is,” Fifty explained. “At the end of the day he was going through a lot of confusion that [I] experienced. Floyd doesn’t like to be by himself. He takes care of people, he pays people to keep them around him…It’s not the first time I ran into someone who finds their happiness through their circle.”

During his interview series with SXSW, 50 Cent has gone on to discuss the inability to top past album sales, Nas being "one of the great storytellers within Hip Hop,” and more.

RELATED: 50 Cent Says Floyd Mayweather, Jr. "Ducked" Fight With Manny Pacquiao

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  • Anonymous
    "your favorite rapper" What year are you living in? In 2013, nobody works with 50 and walks away liking the experience. Eminem reportedly throws up for at least an hour after every collaboration now.
  • jody
    ja rule and murder inc killed theses nigga on the streets do your homework they stabbed 50 up at the hit factory murder inc were them real gangstas and 50 claiming he real why didnt he go see them insead of reistraing orders aha
    • Anonymous
      do real gangstas turn out the lights when they run up on someone. why did ja and his murder inc weed carriers have to fight like girls with weapons and the lights out
  • breeze
    50 a snitch nigga Queens , aint riding wit this nigga no how !!
  • Anonymous
    another 50 news clipping in '13...with the same comments from '08...
  • Anonymous
    He dont care about the trophys, just cut the checks, huh? The really sad part about that comment is... If he dont care about the trophys, why keep bringing it up. This is the same case with the money... If you so rich and dont care about being on top, why go at Kanye b'cuz he on top? "I want em to love me like they love Pac", nope! Pac was talented you not.
    • Field
      Lol he brought it up cause it's an example of how messed up the music industry is. You can hate and make comments all you want but at the end of the day 50 Cent is still richer than you, more respected than you and VERY HAPPY with his career. Coming from Queens he is loved here like "They love Pac".
  • Anonymous
    You people cosigning your own comments with a different username are so sad. It's so obvious when EVERY hate comment gets a cosign LOL get a life
  • Ghost G
    Trophies don't mean a thing. 50 going down as a legend regardless. The one who made the mixtape blueprint. Don't forget his impact with GRODT. If it wasn't for 50 NOBODY would be making mixtapes these days. Took his style and ran with it
    • foreal
      cosign. the 50 haters are gonna jump all over this comment. 50 def pioneered the mixtape game and showed that good things can happen if you are good and have a good mixtape. to the new rappers, YOU DONT NEED 15 FEATURES on your MIXTAPE!
    • Anonymous
      And who exactly is going to deem him a legend when it's all said and done?
    • Anonymous
      your favorite rapper
  • Anonymous
    It's a dog damn shame like Mr.T's fall from grace, like Clubber Lang losing to Rocky. What Happened?
    • hollywood
      ohthe only thing happened was expansion, you know Vitamin water deal, movies with al pacino and robert deniro TOGETHER, forest whitaker and other acclaimed actors, dam n man you know philanthropic efforts in Africa, headphones, oh yeah boxing, then books, and he only got one of the hottst Hip Hop websites out, oh what else, he's on Hip Hop blogs AT least twice a week since dropping Before I Self Destruct, did Oprah, signed a few artist and right now I mean right now in Barcelona for a show thats gonna net another million.... Fifty really fell off You are SOOOOOOO Right......
  • rulator
    this nigga aint relevant no mo since ja rule killed his career in 06.
  • bre'ezy
    What a fucking idiot. Kanye sold more than him, didn't he? Because Kanye's album was better in every way possible. Kanye got the sales and the trophies. This sad man is constantly making excuses.
  • Anonymous
    you bitter, angry man.....i used to have a chick like this, she refused to be happy regardless of how sweet shit was.....people like this are poison to the fulfilled/good natured person, like a disease or some shit.....
    • Anonymous
      truth man, 50 cent was poison to hiphop for real. mad about how sh*t turned out for him, legendary status GONE with his rap talent
  • Anonymous
    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg
  • Its karmas kouzin
    50 so cold he totally muffled Banks, because he dont wanna see Banks succeed. Why not let Banks put out a album? Award Shows, Artist, Producers etc. are all lol at Fif. The only thing left for 50 is his money. He's blackballed like Dame, at least he got money because hes the new Dame Dash, hated! They will never let him back in, he dissed too many ppl. Some didnt deserve it either. Lol, now he even dissin his best friend MayWeather. 50 is super rich, but hes old, lonely, washed up and pissed.
  • Anonymous
    this nigga single handed killed nas and jadakiss and fat joe career
    • ande
      lol thats why nas brought out a 5 star album last year and is still arguably the greatest mc ever were as 50 isnt even in top 50 greatest mcs ever hes pure trash plus jadakiss destroyed 50 with his disses you never hear shots fired
    • Anonymous
      50 still richer then all them combine and he sold more albums then all of them combine and that a FACT
    • MBTM
      ^, LOL at anon talkin bout 50's bank account. GROUPIE!!!
    • Anonymous
      50 is def in the top 50 you hater
  • Anonymous
    ...to call them fake today is hate, real niggas extinct, (2)pac left me inside a rap world with niggas that wink...
    • Anonymous
      love that song, reminds me that Nas really is the last real nigga alive, like he said more than 10 years ago
  • RICKY ROZAY
    FUCK KENDRICK LAMAR, J. COLE, 2 CHAINZ, ODD FUTURE, LUPE FIASCO, MEEK MILL, WALE, DRAKE, WIZ KHALIFA, BIG SEAN, KID CUDI, B.O.B, MAC MILLER, YELAWOLF, LAUGHTERHOUSE, MACHINE GUN KELLY AND ALL THESE WACK FRESHMEN RAPPERS THAT SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE DEVIL. FUCK EMINEM, JAY-Z, LIL WAYNE, KANYE WEST, DR. DRE, DIDDY AND NAS FOR MAKING SONGS WITH THOSE WACK RAPPERS. KILL THE ILLUMINATI! THEY KILLED PAC, EAZY-E AND BIGGIE! ONLY DMX AND ICE CUBE REMAINED THE TRUE WARRIOR FOR THE KILLUMINATI SOLDIERS! LISTEN TO REAL MUSIC LIKE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, LOWKEY, K-RINO, DIABOLIC, APATHY, CELPH TITLED, VINNIE PAZ, SEAN PRICE, HOPSIN, MC JIN, NECRO, CANIBUS AND ALL THE REAL UNDERGROUND LEGENDS!! #BAWSE!!!!!!!
  • THA TRUTH
    50's career is OVER! He's a bitch. My nigga Game destroyed this faggot and he's still tryin to come back! Nigga don't nobody wants to hear ur wack ass music so fall the fuck back 50! Ur career is officially over, you fucking faggot! You bitch ass nigga! FUCK YOU!! GGGGGGG-UNOT!!
    • Anonymous
      And that is why Game keeps trying different gimmicks to get in to the Unit huh? Dumbass!
  • ETK
    Fif been beat up, stabbed, shot up, sold out Prime and snitched on Chris and Irv. He has yet to have done anything to anybody outside of make diss tracks but he his the realist nigga out... sorry but I can't buy that. I respect his hustle but the path he chose to get where he is deserves no respect. Yea he has a gazillion dollars and gained enough power to shut people out of the music industry. People should at least admit he got smashed on the streets. Again... who has he shot or stabbed??
    • Anonymous
      The guy who shot him got shot like 50 got shot.. Only difference is he ain't fuckin breathing
    • Anonymous
      most people who commit real crimes in the streets dont make that shit public you know? you want him to confess so you feel like he has some street cred? he already street certified. no one touchin 50 and everyone knows where he live
  • top 5 realest rappers:
    1. GUCCI MANE 2. 50 CENT 3. Z-Ro 4. DMX 5. YOUNG BUCK
  • Anonymous
    Kanye could have all those grammy's because his albums actually deserved them. 50's didn't, he hasn't put out a good album for 10 years.
  • Anonymous
    He's acting like Kanye's broke. I'd probably take the $100+ million, 20 grammy's and still being relevant 10 years later.
  • This is why you aint got no awrds
    Typical 50 verse (for every album hes ever dropped) Nigga, I aint got nothin, so nigga just stop frontin, befoe I go head and pop somethin Run up on me nigga quick playin, south side jamaica, queens all day and Im all about the chedda, im loadin my beretta, ma' trigger fingers itchin, nigga you gon go snitchin But it's all good, though I still be in the hood, how dare you talk to me like it's all good ^^^^^^^ This took me literally 2 mins to write. This is why he wins no trophies and his career is over. His lyrics are just simplistic tough talk, and choruses sung in the same melody.
    • Anonymous
      THIS!!!
  • lmao
    someone down with tho 3 50cent quotes.. you just rapped his entire catalog of songs ever