It’s pretty obvious that 50 Cent isn’t worried about offending anybody, no matter how big of an artist they are. In an interview with MTV UK, 50 candidly revealed that he isn’t a fan of Kanye West’s Yeezus album.
“That last record, to be honest, I’m not playing it right now. I still play “Flashing Lights”, “Gold Digger” and that whole (College Dropout) project. But some of the new stuff is so creative and feels like he’s trying to create a whole new sound.”
50’s candor was on full display, as he questioned West’s intent and artistic direction with his most recent offering.”It sounds scrambled… radio is going to play dance music, EDM – you got a lot of stuff happening in music culture that’s influencing a lot of R&B music to that tempo. It doesn’t feel like Hip-Hop to me, it feels like a fusion of something else, like a weird combination of dance music sounds and stuff.”
The mogul then elaborated on how Kanye’s missteps on this past album shouldn’t affect him so much, because he’s doing what he wants as an artist. ”It’s just him being an artist, you don’t have to agree with everything an artist does. Like, I don’t have a favorite artist, I have a favorite moment from artists. Like with Drake, there’s songs he came out with and the timing was perfect for the record.”-Carl Lamarre