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50 Cent Addresses Video Leak; Says He’ll Beat Kanye West on September 11

50-cent.jpgIn an interview with MTV News, 50 Cent talks for the first time about the controversial video leak for his next single, “Follow My Lead,” which features Robin Thicke. As previously reported on, on August 9, a digital copy of “Follow My Lead” leaked onto the Internet months before its intended release date. Soon after, it was reported by Hot 97 radio personality, Miss Info, that the G-Unit mogul was furious upon hearing the news, exploding in his Manhattan office, ripping a plasma TV of the wall and throwing his cell phone through a window. Now, 50 reveals the details behind his tirade. “I get [a] phone call and someone is telling me they seen the Robin Thicke video,” Curtis tells MTV News. “It was a friend of mine, but he’s from a different state. Soon as [the bootleggers] see something like that, they take the audio off the video, because they know it’s not supposed to be out. Then I start to get the phone calls ‘cause across the country the mix-show DJs start getting it. This record isn’t even supposed to be out.” In the interview, 50 also questions whether Interscope Records has their heads on straight. “When is a video leaked?,” 50 asked MTV News. “Like, I never even heard of that before! I’ve heard of a song leaked out — and then you can send cease-and-desist letters to the radio stations and try to calm it down, ‘cause ‘Ayo Technology’ leaked out. So it makes me feel like Interscope is just all over the place.”

Not lost in all of the controversy is 50’s upcoming battle with Kanye West, as both rappers will release their new albums on September 11. Contrary to previous reports, 50 tells MTV News he has no plans to stop rapping if ‘Ye outsells him on September 11, but he did refer to the Chi-Town rapper as a “worker bee,” while he considers himself a “boss.” “Look at how you are talking to me, like Kanye West is my equal right now,” 50 said. “That’s like me putting myself against Michael Jackson’s [album-release] date and then acting like, ‘Whoa, it’s a battle between 50 Cent and Michael Jackson,’ when Thriller sold 30 million records and 50 Cent’s biggest album sold 12 [million]. Don’t get lost in the hype. I’m gonna stick around and sell this record — and I will be No. 1 on September 11.”

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