50 Cent Says Big Sean Should Be Upset Over Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse

posted Friday September 13 ,2013 at 11:45AM CDT | 165 comments

50 Cent Says Big Sean Should Be Upset Over Kendrick Lamar's

50 Cent calls Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse "a breath of fresh air," says Big Sean and Jay Electronica's verses were forgotten.

Following the release of Big Sean’s “Control” and the bold Kendrick Lamar verse included on the song, a number of emotions circled the Hip Hop community thanks to the Compton rapper’s lyrical call to action on the record. But according to 50 Cent, there are only two artists who should be upset about Kendrick’s verse and they are fellow “Control” collaborators Big Sean and Jay Electronica.

While interviewing 50 Cent earlier in the week, HOT 97 personality Funkmaster Flex applauded Big Sean for not changing his verse on the song. 50 Cent didn’t quite echo the famed deejay’s sentiments and instead revealed that if he were Big Sean he would have changed his “Control” verse after hearing Kendrick’s.

“I would have did it. I would have changed it,” said 50 Cent. “It’s his record. It’s Big Sean’s record and nobody knows. Nobody’s talking about it. Everybody talking about Kendrick…All I think Flex is when the people that should really be upset should be Big Sean and Jay Electronica. Cause he’s saying what his intentions are and they done forgot your verses was on the joint. You know what I mean? Like he did it. He got it. That was the real hit.”

Prior to offering his thoughts on Big Sean and his “Control” verse, 50 Cent recalled the moment he was first informed of the song via Top Dawg Records founder Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. He also went on to label Kendrick’s addition to the No I.D.-produced record as “a breath of fresh air.”

“Before I could get a chance to really listen to it I got the call. I got the call first and I spoke to Top. Me and him got a real good relationship. The guy who runs that whole company…When you listen to what he’s saying on the record, he’s saying—it’s a breath of fresh air for me because it’s saying there’s no more ‘kumbaya my Lord.’ Everybody’s not sitting by the campfire being friends,” the Before I Self Destruct rapper explained. “The competitive energy, that’s necessary for Hip Hop. That’s what it is. I think our culture—our culture’s competitive.”

Additionally, 50 Cent commented on his now cordial relationship with fellow rapper Nas and his less than cordial relationship with famed music executive Steve Stoute.

“We had a chance to kick it for a second and you know a lot of it, I think [it] cleared it up for him,” said 50 Cent while speaking on his relationship with Nas. “You know what I’m saying? I kinda put it together after the fact, what was happening. Because Stout was helping him make a lot of decisions, that’s why I don’t like Steve Stoute. I still don’t like him. He got these ways with him that’s like I guess it’s acceptable for business, but it’s not acceptable for people, like a person that you actually interact with. He’s the guy that’ll have you come to speak to him for confirmation that things are the way they are and then can’t find his way to answer the telephone. But then run his way to you as soon as the deal’s already taking place.”

Audio from 50 Cent’s interview with Funkmaster Flex can be found below (via 2DopeBoyz).

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  • Anonymous
    so a 50 and Nas collab could happen again
  • Anonymous
    Lil Poopy has a private jet.
    • Anonymous
      nigga dont even got his own big wheels
  • Anonymous
    "while 50 flys around the world on private jets gettin money" A lot of rappers have private jets.
    • Anonymous
      no they dont. 50 doesnt even have one. they rent/charter them to pretend they own them. jay and luda own jets i dont know who else does.
  • Anonymous
    Who cares about slot positions? Ross is on hundreds of songs. 50 releases half a dozen off his shelved album, they all flop, and all you're left with is touting I Get Money lol
  • Anonymous
    "#20 on the Billboard Hot 100" The Boss was #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
    • Anonymous
      LMAO and that was his highest charting song of his whole career, back in 2008 almost as long ago as 50's last hit
  • Anonymous
    "Buck was into the money, not working hard, too busy getting high and f*cking with broads" He still had time to release two albums, appear on both G Unit projects, and tour like crazy. If that's lazy, then I'd hate to see your definition for motivated.
    • Anonymous
      nigga spent more than he made its pretty simple thats why hes bankrupt and in prison while 50 flys around the world on private jets gettin money
  • Anonymous
    "but he has every right to make sure you uphold your end of the bargain once you read the company handbook and signed on the dotted line" Buck made this fool millions, and even after that, 50 wanted Buck to diss artists he was cool with. Show me where that paragraph is in the company handbook.
  • Anonymous
    Street King Immortal!!!
    • Anonymous
      Never coming out!
  • Anonymous
    Godfather Fifty is always kicking the knowledge just sit back and learn
    • Killa Cam
      50 aint no godfather, he's a snitch!! #CURTISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    • Anonymous
      at this point i dont know who's got more of a career, ja rule or cam?? someone tell me
    • Ja Rule Army
      :)
  • Anonymous
    "50 Cent has made some dope ass tunes the last 18 months but the thing is your average rap fan just doesn't check for his music anymore just his core fanbase, sad but true" ^ agree and also cosign "Major Distribution".
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H28uibSLdfg
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsnAk6tjsts
  • Anonymous
    Not entirely true. Electronica's verse was by far the only real memorable verse on that cut. Any true fan of lyrics would agree. I bet when Kdot heard Jay's verse he was like damn I wish I could write shit like that. Lamar can flow faster and spit patterns and has good lyrics but JAY E is on another level. Like a mystic prophet who writes otherworldly ahead of his time real meaningful shit. Anybody who knows.... really really knows who's verse is more lyrical. K dot killed your favorite rappers on rigamortis on Section 80 anyway, way more than he killed em with this verse. Rappers diss and call out everyday this ain't a big deal. and 50 ain't all that.
  • 4real
    50 will never be mentioned among the legends of this music. He had one good album that was more about the production and him being affiliated with Dre and Em at the time. He's never been a lyricist, he has no classic bars at all. Club hits, pop RnB records, and destroying Ja Rule's career is all he'll be remembered for.
    • Anonymous
      -"damn homie/back in the day you was the man homie/f*ck happened to you" -wanksta, the word -"go shorty, it's ya birthday..." People, cornballs and hoodrats, use those words from those bars, making them classic. Even his enormous run of sales and bully rap style are already etched in HiP Hop history. Seriously, be real with yourself and cut it out. Just say you don't like him and move on.
  • Anonymous
    "naw we all know how curtis treats punks and suckers" So Buck is a sucker for not wanting to be controlled like a puppet by bitch made Curtis? He's more respected than 50, and has more people pulling for him to make a comeback.
    • Anonymous
      But 2Chainz worked his way out of a contract, paid it out too, working the same chitlin' circuit Buck had access to. Your boss isn't responsible for making sure you don't blow your paycheck on stupid sh*t or save, but he has every right to make sure you uphold your end of the bargain once you read the company handbook and signed on the dotted line. You should be honest with yourself and admit Buck was into the money, not working hard, too busy getting high and f*cking with broads, and he fell off, and you just don't like 50 Cent.
  • Anonymous
    Jay-Z: 30 Million Albums Sold Worldwide 50 Cent: 40 Million Sold Worldwide Jay's not only got more money and power, but still going platinum every time out. Curtis went gold last time out, which while respectable, should be considered one of the seven deadly sins of hip hop. He's about as relevant as one of Beanie Sigel's parole hearings.
    • Anonymous
      seriously! 50 hasn't sold 40 worldwide fool.
    • Anonymous
      Jay Z is only able to go platinum because he exploits whoever is hot at the moment. He dickrides whoever is on top to keep himself on top. 50 cent is a different type of dude, he refuses to associate himself with dudes he doesn't respect.
    • Ja Rule Army
      Ja Rule 50 million
  • Anonymous
    "This song was #14 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone has been leaking fumes for years now. Nobody cares what radical opinions they have.
    • Anonymous
      #20 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Anonymous
    "Ross does not have a new single "all over the radio", that shit with future tanked" Ross gets radio play all the time. Curtis certainly doesn't. He releases something that disappears within 24 hours lol
  • Anonymous
    I used to fuck with 50 heavy for his business mind, and his interviews. then I found out the nigga beats women, disowned his son and so on. really my g? your blood? now i just look at this nigga for what he is: an interesting cat with some unusual perspectives on business and music
    • Anonymous
      he has not been convicted of beating any women. he will beat that case easily because he never touched her. and he did not disown his own son he knew it was the kids mother on the phone 50 was with his song in atlanta at a show a few weeks ago.
  • Anonymous
    200 comments by tomorrow morning just watch these niggas cant keep godfather 50's name out they mouth!
  • Anonymous
    "he hasn't had a hit since there was no such thing as an Iphone." -The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; -"I Get Money" is the third single from 50 Cent's third album, Curtis Released on June 30, 2007. This song was #14 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[2] The song peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. WELL I GUESS YOU WERE WRONG FUCK NIGGA