In a recent interview with Brian J. Roberts, 50 Cent explained how he found himself in a number of legal situations over the years and talked about Green Light Gang world tour, Surviving El Chapo podcast, racial nuances between Eminem and Tupac and much more.
During the interview, Fifty said: “I love Em. I don’t think people credit him for everything. I think the growth of our culture should be also a trophy for them. He had those Vanilla Ice situations, those guys that came were not respected and accepted and they were big f—ing artists. Me personally, my career is a fair reflection of my association to Em. Prior to my record coming out, the most solo black male artist sales was five million copies on Tupac’s All Eyez On Me, double CD. It was first time I seen something go diamond. And to have my first album sell 10 million records, if you discredit or disassociate the fact that I did it in association to Eminem who sold 23 million records on The Marshall Mathers LP, you are just a f—ing idiot. He authentically is ours. I love him to death. Ain’t nobody telling me s–t because he’s in tight seconds spot in my life for people who have done things for me who didn’t have to. And when I say this to him, he’s flattered by it. Behind my grandmother taking care of me and looking out for me when she didn’t have to, he’s the person that did that for me.”
50 Cent also ‘threatened’ people who keep discrediting Eminem: “People don’t understand why I’m like that with him but I’m always like that. If they get too crazy with the things they are saying about him, they are gonna see me do stuff that he probably wouldn’t do.”
You can watch the interview below: