50 Cent Explains "Mistake" With G-Unit & Discusses Animated Show On FOX

posted Saturday May 18 ,2013 at 10:00AM CDT | 232 comments

50 Cent Explains

50 Cent says he helped G-Unit gain more popularity than D-12 and St. Lunatics. He also claims he helped them with their projects and that they weren't always grateful for the assistance. Furthermore, 50 explains how his animated series on FOX came to be.

While reflecting on his past, 50 Cent recently spoke about his experiences with G-Unit. In the process, he explained a bit more about his animated series on FOX. 

Regarding his new series, 50 Cent said the show came to be as a result of his recent book about bullying. 

"A lot of the times, my childhood experiences help me with projects that I create now," 50 told HardknockTV. "Like, I created 'Playground.' It was a book based on bullying. My son was was telling me a story about something someone next to him was experiencing at school. I found myself explaining it from a perspective where I realized I was the bully. I was like, 'Damn. How you gonna teach him and you're tellin' him...' So,  I wanted to create a book where I made the audience like the bully before I made them realize that his own actions was comin' from something internal that had nothing to do with those situations...That book was a successful book. And now it has been picked up to become an animated television show on FOX. So, you'll see it soon." 

During the interview, Fif also expressed his take on what went wrong with G-Unit. 

"A lot of people here may not know every member of D-12 by name or every member of the St. Lunatics," he continued. "But chances are, they recognize who was a part of G-Unit. It's because I was so conscious of the people around me that, after the first record took off - and Interscope Records really didn't want - Why do you want a G-Unit record when you can have a 50 Cent record when that one is the largest debuting Hip Hop album? You want another 50 Cent record. So I was adamant about positioning them properly because those crews, D-12 and St. Lunatics, had people that spearheaded them like Eminem and Nelly that had so much success, those projects would take two years before they would finish. They would come out and be such a huge success that they're traveling and touring with so much going on that their crew would be there and they would turn into those guys that are just in the background...I didn't want that to happen so I made the G-Unit project at that point and it offered them different things." 

"[I got] to the point where I was writing the music," 50 added. "Helping them with their albums, putting the right choruses and production around them so they could make the album right. I think that there are certain things you do where you enable people and they feel like you are supposed to do that. This is how we do it, versus they appreciate you actually doing it. So, I made that mistake also."

More from the interview can be viewed below. 

In 2011, 50 spoke on his book, Playground. The emcee then shared similar sentiments. "Because my son is 15 years old, right now, it's a relevant issue for me." he said. "I had more experiences where I was part of the problem. To now have an adult's [perspective], I can [look back] and say 'that's wrong.'"

50 Cent's relationship with G-Unit has gone through ups and down. The group released their debut album, Beg for Mercy, in 2003. Since then, they have only released one other full length album, 2008's Terminate On Sight. The group later disbanded over a series of issues. Among these issues, 50 once said he "disabled" some of the group members. He also shared that communication was lost between him and Lloyd Banks. Also, a feud boiled between 50 and former member Young Buck. Similarly, 50 and former G-Unit member Game have been at odds for years. Beyond this, there have been times where Fif has been open to reuniting with members of the original squad. But there have also been times where he's said a reunion would be unlikely

RELATED: 50 Cent Promotes Anti-Bullying Book "Playground," Admits He Was A Bully

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  • Anonymous
    She's a skank. She'll say whatever it takes to make some money.
    • Anonymous
      just like Ross LOL
  • Anonymous
    Unless you were by Ross's side for those years in between getting a deal you have no clue what he did or didn't do.
    • Anonymous
      his baby momma exposed his ass he was being supported by his rich mother
  • Anonymous
    "So what? Do you think it would have been better if he was dead? Point is 50 got dealt with, yet in song talks all this nonsense about what he's gonna do to Ja Rule. If 50 tried that in 2013, his credibility would have taken a hit like Ross's has.
    • Anonymous
      LOL no ones credibility will ever compare to the non existent cred that Rick Ross never had to lose in the first place
  • jarule
    Niggaz is tlaking shit, aw bitch, that's old news They say I rap to rhythm and blues But when I turn on the radio, I hear y'all niggaz rappin' it too He's like "Baby can you give it to me" Nah, I'ma give it to youI'm right here, I'm right here, huntin' you'll motherfuckin' Bitch ass niggaz down, it's a wrap niggaz, it's a wrap niggaz it's a wrap niggaz, it's a wrap niggaz A yo, this nigga, this nigga runnin' around talkin' about "I got stabbed, I got shot" Want everybody to be motherfuckin' sympathetic A yo 50, pull your skirt down B, A yo, Niggaz get shot everday b, you tough? HAHAHA Yeah ... Murder Inc shit . . . Snitch ass nigga
  • jada
    We gon' handle this like grown men, you won't win You ain't even comfortable in your own skin I rap my ass off, fighting the champ with a glass jaw In the Garden or Nassau See me, couple hood niggas behind stars I hear you put a couple good niggas behind bars (Preme!) I might never sell that much But you can bet your last two quarters I'll never tell that much Picture 'Kiss not come out swingin' That's like seeing 50 at a show and he don't come out singin' Yeah you got a felony but you ain't a predicate Never the King of New York, you live in Conneticuit You don't be in the hoods, you be in the woods Fuckin' with me its where you really gonna be for good I hold a four-five myself Hop out the Range on one-four-five myself This is a true fact Since when has become cool to get shot and not shoot back Trackmasters shelved you, Bravehearts helped you Then everybody felt, now I gotta melt you And don't try to pull rank on 'Kiss Cause the niggas I'mma send to do it ain't gon' miss Be laid up stiff, I spit straight up piff I did real songs with Big, no made up shits And I don't have a problem with clout You aint get shot again yet, so whats your next album about? (Nothing) Your raps are preschool You made a lot money, now be cool Before I swell up your lips like seafood Can I get a mic check? You don't stand a chance at the dance with me dogs You steps ain't right yet The Block is just fine, home the D's straight Most likely your new CD is a weed plate A bunch of love songs One hundred precent pure garbage Just something to break up buds on You should just sell clothes and sneakers Cause out of your whole camp, your flows the weakest I'm in the town where the young boys is clappin' You running around town with the Lieutenant and Captain It'd take a life time to see 'Kiss You had to get shot nine times to be rich Rat ass nigga oh yeah welcome home rule
  • Blackchild
    Word to God you fuckin faggot Keep playing games, go 'head drop your fuckin album I did, I'ma drop mine And I'ma do a fuckin interview with the fuckin arrestin officer nigga Don't keep playin games man Fuckin Officer William Fitzgerald from the two thirty-four nigga On 54th Street nigga, you know Stop fuckin playin games, actin like you don't know what happened nigga (*gunshots*) Word to God, this Black Child too nigga Black Child a.k.a. Ferrari Black nigga It's MurderInc, faggot pussy, pussy
    • Anonymous
      What ever happened to that nigga Blaq child? Last I heard he still on the corner in his hood cause he a bum ass hater with no money. Even Ja not fucking with him no more
  • Blackchild
    You knew I was comin, dumpin, who wanted a hundred rounds Didn't I stab you up?, don't make me gun you down Your whole career's nothin, but a publicity stunt Until I kill you and give you the publicity you want Yeah front page, rapper that's over paided Found under the stage, felt under from the gauge Nigga I got women that do the evil men do They got more heart than you and want no parts of you You hit chickens I used to, I fuck bitches that use you And lose you, for the loot, big fists from Hooptie Nigga you say you a gangsta, but we don't believe you I come through 134 and don't see you Pull up in somethin tinted, nothin rented Pull out the Mack 10 and dump everythin in it And ain't no witnesses, witnessin shit Except for the four fifth and you on the floor stiff (uh huh) [Verse 2] I got a lot of killin to do 'fore I die and I ain't got bullets to waste shot this nigga in the face How you call yourself Ferrari?, you don't ride like me In the hood, everyday "Ready To Die" like me How does faggot nigga do a song with B.I.G.? When he the snitch of the city, I'ma have to talk to Diddy Fiddy I had a knife, you had a gun You ain't pop one shot, poked you, you called 911 What you know about AK's and AR 15's? Nothin nigga, you up in the precinct at the 113 Damn homie, you a bitch, you a snitch On your man homie, what the fuck wrong with you? I got a fourth and Beretta that says revenge is better Put holes through your leather, they have to sew you back together Black could never chirp like that bird to the cops He got a camera is his drawers and a mic is his watch (uh huh) Pussy
  • Blackchild
    Word to God, fuckin snitch ass nigga 50 Cent Fuck is wrong with you nigga? You a snitch nigga you ain't gonna pop nothin Pay a nigga to do it, so you could tell the cops somethin 187 your "Unit", Hector Lynn and Cotch dumpin You hear the shots comin (*gunshots*) (5,0), start runnin
  • Anonymous
    50 Cent is nothing but a genius. Learn from him.
    • Anonymous
      Learn how to make millions without being relevant.
  • Diddy
    french is hood.....he got shot in the head a week later the guy that shot him was found dead..50 is played out time to move over
    • Anonymous
      getting shot in the head dont make you hood. french didnt have shit to do with that body
  • MitchWilliams
    what Robin explained I'm blown away that anybody can earn $9299 in a few weeks on the internet. did you read this web site... www.up444.com
  • tom@lincsdoors.co.uk
    people are quick to call 50 irrelevant but still look at and comment on every post. people hate to see someone winning consistently, he doesn't even need to rap with all his other business ventures.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
    Swiftyy,proof,kuniva >>> anyone in g unit. Ever. All are also ten times as real as fifty.
    • Solomon Grundy
      That wasn't the point. He was saying about how famous he made them. My friends that listen to mainly pop music know who Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck are but couldn't name the D12 members.
  • I'm At Work And Bored
    Man... I miss G-unit. Return of The Body Snatchers and T.O.S. is my sh*t
  • bevis n butt head
    look butt head uuhuhhuhuhuhuh
    • YEBO
  • Anonymous
    This nigga goes off on tangents like a motherfucker. Answer the original question son!
  • Jason
    I'm gone ask you low lifes one question how can a dude sitting on hundreds of millions lose and all the so called people you say are responsible for it are struggling? Let me remind some of these lames of the facts. Ja rule: Just recently was released from prison for gun possesion/tax evasion that he couldn't pay off and might I add he hasn't released an album since like 2005 no tours or anything fact!! Officer ricky:Scared straight by the GD's,had to cancel a whole tour because he was spooked, just lost an endorsement deal with reebok, and gets no respect from the real Rick Ross or any of the other OG's fact!! Game:every chance he gets he's begging 50 and g-unit for a reunion saying how sorry he is, his label BWS never got off the ground and now he's on his way to being under another label probably ymcb,or mmg as just another artist fact!! Meanwhile 50 has ownership of all his companies that are doing big things and is still raking in over 100 million a year fact!! Now you tell me who won I'll wait..
    • kuku
      who cares dude. fact is they're all rich, and as a black man i'm very proud of them. But it really doesn't matter sir
    • Nick T
      LOL, Jason is a GROUPIE!! counting another mans money, how does 50 having money make him a good rapper?
    • Anonymous
      He has stakes in these companies, retard. He doesn't own them. People lose endorsement deals all the time. Ross still got paid, and will get another album out before 50's Street Slop ever sees the light of day. Plus, I wouldn't feel bad about Game. He's making reality TV money, and has released two recent albums. What has Curtis done? Oh that's right, that flop STV flick with Forest Whitaker lol
  • YEBO
    50 = FBI INFORMANT #SNITCH!!!!!!!!
    • Anonymous
      been hearing this for years but never seen any proof. truth is 50 is only of the only real niggas left in the rap game
  • 50 cent aka THE SNITCH
    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
      Exactly. Even if Ja Rule never does another thing at least he can say he dealt with 50 and won. 50 got smacked up, had a collapsed lung, then got popped 9 times.
    • Anonymous
      at the end of the day the nigga with the most money and toys wins
    • Anonymous
      how did 50 snitch on Chris and Irv? 50 worked with Supreme moron not Murder Inc. Unless u know something we didnt know
    • 50 cent aka THE SNITCH
      Ghetto quran-> 50 admits to being a SNITCH
    • Anonymous
      that song goes harder than any ja rule song ever released and everything he said in that song was public knowledge.
  • Dentaldamboy
    "All about a dolla Fuck two quarters Bitch I'll pour syrup in that Vitamin Water" Those 3 bars ENDED 50's career!!!!! YMCMB!
    • Anonymous
      funny how that lil gremlin wayne just shouted out 50 cent on his twitter, go see it for yourself
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    we couldnt spam comment
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  • Anonymous
    "ja never lumped no one up. 50 punched out ja in atl and took his chain. thats a FACT" Nice fairy tale. 50 had somebody stesl Ja Rule's chain, so after Mgriff got it back, 50 got handled outside The Hit Factory. He then ran to the police for protection. Your hero is a punk.
    • Ugi
      So what? Do you think it would have been better if he was dead?