50 Cent responded to Ross’ claims this week saying he will continue to destroy the Miami rapper’s career.
“I thought that was the funniest thing he could come up with,” 50 said, laughing off Ross’ prediction of 12 million records sold for Deeper Than Rap.
“Why is there a Rick Ross and 50 Cent [beef]?” he asked. “It was just bad timing. It was publicity for his part why he jumped out there, but bad timing and no plan. He’s gonna get mauled. People are gonna look at it like, ‘Wow, that was like a Mike Tyson one-minute-and-thirty-second knockout. You didn’t make it past your second week’s sales.’ ”
The G-Unit ringleader insisted that their battle is going to damage Ross’ career.
“When people get more publicity than they usually get — from an artist’s standpoint — and it has nothing to do with their music, what usually happens is you make the public totally aware of you,” the Queens native explained. “Which is good until the release date, and you see no one has bought your record. The public is totally aware you’re trash and your material’s not generating any interest. That’s when you do the damage to yourself, because you don’t want more publicity than your actual music is commanding.”
Fif also had jokes about a Ross vlog where the Boss said he was way more fashionable than the G-Unit.
“He says things like he’s really stylish,” 50 scoffed. “Gucci, they have a European cut that even I can’t get into a lot of times — so I’m sure there isn’t anything in the whole store he can fit in outside of a scarf or maybe a hat.”
“It never gets worse than this,” 50 added. “You get a guy that was a correctional officer come out and base his entire career on writing material from a drug dealer’s perspective. When he loses this [battle], he can’t even go back to his day job because the correctional officers are upset that you wanted to portray that message. He’s gonna work at the pizza shop when I’m done with him.”