50 Cent Speaks on New Mixtape, Paris Hilton
"You should always expect me to be better than the guys you consider to be average artists," said 50. "I don't think there's nothing average about me as far as the opportunities or how far I would go. You see when I do G-Unit sneakers, I don't wear anything but G-Unit sneakers. When I do G-Unit clothes, I don't wear anything but G-Unit clothes. [With] VitaminWater, I don't commit to anything that's not a part of my lifestyle. I practice what I preach. That's not just my style. Trust me, I've had opportunities to do business ventures that I have turned down. I'm averaging 10,000 a people a week [on my Web site]."
In addressing the new mixtape, 50 was particularly pleased with the idea of letting fans all across the world get his mixtape as soon as fans in the U.S. do - by way of ThisIs50.com. "I gotta be able to come up with something contextually that's bigger and better as far as distributing the mixtape for marketing and promotional purposes," he said. "ThisIs50 was the perfect outlet for that. The traditional way of releasing a mixtape has been great. Whoo Kid is the biggest mixtape DJ in existence. But to reinvent it and to get [the fans' mouths] wet by [having] them downloading it, is Web news. People receive it. In Germany, Kosovo, based on our last tour, they became members of the social network, so they had the opportunity or option to download it immediately. It makes it a lot more effective. It gives me the world instead of just America."
Body Snatchers is just one of the numerous G-Unit projects coming up. Aside from 50's anticipated solo album, Before I Self Destruct, G-Unit album Lock and Load should be hitting stores soon. "The G-Unit album is gonna be a lot better than that...I already know what I'm doing. I'm back, I got my finger on the pulse. You see how they responded to just a mixtape."
50 Cents' DJ Whoo Kid also spoke on the new mixtape, saying 50 was "getting back to hunger mode." He added, "He told everybody in the crew, 'We're gonna act like we ain't got no deal.' We're getting more creative with the original beats. The covers [of the mixtapes] are getting more creative. We're changing the whole aspect. It's marketing. Some people hate 50's success so bad, they don't wanna give him his props. I guess he's assuming now he has to bust his ass in 2008 to get it cracking. A lot of these rappers better get their dis raps ready. On the next mixtape, he's going in. I'm telling you right now, I'm moving to Hawaii."
Whoo Kid also took time to address the recent rumors about 50 Cent kicking Paris Hilton offstage on her birthday. "It's no way we would kick Paris Hilton off the stage on her birthday," said Whoo Kid. "We ain't that heartless. I know 50 hates Ja Rule and Fat Joe, but he ain't that heartless to throw Paris Hilton ... off the stage. ... Somebody called me and asked me if Paris got kicked off. I was like, 'Huh?' She was dancing the whole time. She was having a good time. We hung with her afterwards. ... We kick her off her own stage and she's hanging with us? I guess people wanna hear, '50 threw Paris Hilton off the stage.' "
Whoo Kid elaborated, saying that the footage of 50 kicking someone (the person is off-camera, so it's not clear who) offstage was actually at the Sundance Film Festival, not during Super Bowl Weekend. "Paris was there too," Whoo Kid elaborated. "She was at the front of the stage also. But nah, we kicked a security nigga off. That's some security guy that kept jumping on the stage, picking shit up off the stage, pushing people back while we're performing. This dickhead, we didn't even know him. Either he's security or works for the club, he keeps getting on the stage. ... But the video looks so generic, you can't tell. He got on the stage three, four times while we were performing. 50 got so pissed off, he said, 'Get the fuck off my stage.' Then I played 'Wanksta.' The guys was acting like a dickhead."
"They are infatuated with me so much," said 50 of the false media that surrounds him. "Whether I'm there or not or did it or not, they make it me to make it news.
"I'm in Croatia sniffing cocaine, did you hear?" he joked about a recent international headline. "I deal with this so often it doesn't make sense in me responding. Just like they go, 'Hip Hop Scandals: Steriods.' The shit lasts for two days. Why? They put 50 Cent, who's the hottest [artist] in rap. They picked Mary J. Blige, who's the hottest [artist] in R&B. Tyler Perry, who's hot as hell in Hollywood right now. Timbaland, one of the hottest producers, and Wyclef, who's international, worldwide. Everybody they picked is somebody who has an international draw. You've seen all kinds of negative press on me that wasn't effective, that came and went because people know 'that ain't him.' "