The bond between 50 Cent and Eminem has always been rock strong. In an interview with Music Choice, 50 Cent conveyed his faith in Eminem’s superiority over his peers in Hip-Hop by acknowledging how Em would destroy any black rapper alive.
“Hip Hop is Black music, without question, and, unfortunately for some people, it’s tough to accept that you have a White artist that does it better than Black artists,” said 50 Cent.
“It is what it is. You can get like whoever you think is the best Black artist and stand them face-to-face in a room with Em and he will eat that [guy] alive. Right now if you had ‘em prepare themselves, whatever way they would have to prepare themselves to come battle…I bet what I have, everything” that Eminem would win.
He would later compare Jay Z and Eminem. He explained how Eminem surpasses Hov and that comparing the two wouldn’t be fair by bringing up how Jay Z needed Em for touring purposes a few years back.
“That’s Live Nation ‘cause [Jay Z] sold his touring career to Live Nation,” 50 Cent says, referring to Jay Z’s reported $150 million pact with Live Nation that was signed in 2008. “They’ve got to keep him hot enough to go get their money back. So they match ‘em up with Em, put them together ‘cause he got more momentum connected to his relationship with Beyonce and his record with Alicia. It makes sense. It makes sense, the Detroit/New York show. But it only makes sense to me because of business, it makes sense, because Em sold like 60 million records more than him. How you put ‘em there like they’re equals? It’s tough for me to say some of this [stuff] and not sound like a hater. But I don’t care.”
50 and the Unit currently have the game on tilt with the latest EP, The Beauty of Independence. Check it out, if you haven’t already.