50 Cent Confused By Lil Wayne’s Large Sales Numbers And More In “The Roundup”

50 Cent’s had bill opening sales weeks. For all of his albums. But the G-Unit CEO said he can’t understand just exactly how Lil Wayne managed to sell all those units of Tha Carter III. Fif didn’t openly say there was any funny business involved. He basically said, though, he has no idea how it happened. “I’m really confused,” he told Angie Martinez yesterday. “Usher [for example] had a number one record, a number one across the board. And then Wayne comes and does those [album sales] numbers, and it’s phenomenal I don’t understand what the connection is. What audience is going to purchase that? [But] somebody went out and go ‘em.”

Two Ohio men were arrested and indicted on murder charges yesterday stemming from a shooting that killed T.I.’s friend Philant Johnson two years ago in Cincinnati. Detectives arrested brothers Hosea Thomas, 34, and Padron Thomas, 40, after months of investigations. Tim Gorley of Cincinnati Homicide said the unfortunate event was jut a matter of circumstances building up between both parties throughout the night. “T.I. and his group were in the VIP area [of the club],” he explained. “The suspects wanted to get in the area and weren’t allowed to.” That along with one of the brothers being struck in the head with a bottle and T.I.’s group allegedly tossing money from the stage raised the ire of the Thomas brothers and lead to the shooting. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

Cassie might have a thing for working with hot rappers. She appeared in Kanye West’s video for “Stronger” and now the former model has recruited Lil Wayne for the first single of her sophomore album due in September. “Puff surprised me with [Wayne's verse],” she said. “He laid the verse. I had no idea.” [MTV News]

  • smoove1013

    that nigga 50 is really trying to sell that G-Unit cd…everyday he talking new shit

    • http://xxlmag.com joe p

      yeah this nigga just need to try to make some MUSIC !!! like kanye and wayne and stop lookin for the next beef every one done with his bullshit …. tried to get a tip and tip and he just shook it off…

    • C-MOR

      FOR REAL..5O IS JUST MAD BECAUSE HIS UNIT THAT HE CALLS IS JUST FALLING APART.WHAT MAKES ME LAUGH IS THAT HE TRIES TO HARD MAKING HIS LITTLE UNIT “GANGSTA”..HAVE YOU SEEN THAT NEW VIDEO WHERE YAYO AND BANKS ARE WALKING WITH 5O IN A FAKE BOOT CAMP AND 5O WAS ALL LIKE “WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA”.

      DAMN,THAT LEFT ME DYING LIKE LIL WAYNE.I FORGOT THE NAME OF THE VIDEO BUT THAT SHIT WAS HILARIOUS.I TURNED THAT TV OFF WHEN I WIPED THE TEARS FROM LAUGHING.

  • ThaRealBoiWonder

    Is 50 hatin of is it just me? Glad Big Phil’s case could be brought to justice. And DAMN, Diddy STILL tryna get Cassie’s singing career off the ground… TERRRIBLE

    By the way…

    First!

  • yoprince

    50 hatin..

    did he not hear lollipop? all over the radio, biggest song in any club

    did he not hear a milli? – prolly biggest street track of the yr

    combine that with the buzz and controversy.. you had to know he was gonna be pushin’ close to a mill first week.

  • Caine

    Wit all his dough, you’d think the guy would be happy for da young’n. Niggas always gone be niggas…Willie Lynch…

    • http://www.unsigned.com/dbrown D.Brown

      Straight up Wayne is a product of William Lynch also so cut the bullshit. ALL these fucking rappers are a product of William Lynch and their inability to accept reality. And for real Wayne DID sell WAY more then Usher who has a WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY bigger fan base. And mad niggas download waynes shit from youtube and bit torrent. Wayne is a failure. Sales to not determine quality. You guys who like him are losers and are stabbing hip hop in the back. We are in a fucking war and niggas are making club songs. This is not hip hop we need a new name for this shit.

      • Cedric Vinson

        How are you going to call me a loser because I like Lil Wayne? The problem here is tat everybody in hip-hopfeel that they are the rap police. There are bigger losers in our society like gangbangers rappist, and murderers!

  • The_Truth

    Of course fifty was gonna hate, first week sales are what he prides himself on.

    Now that Wayne did it WITHOUT fake “beef” or marketing gimmick, 50′s knows he can’t match that. . .so hate is all he can do.

    *TICK, TOCK, TICK, TOCK* on the G-Unit collapse.

    • Ghost Deini

      He used a gimmick. He made it look like mixtape DJ’s leaked his album, when it was due to leak anyway (a week before a cd drops they ALWAYS GET LEAKED). Got all you Wayne stans to feel bad for him, and you all the wayne stans went out and copped it. Very smart move.

  • superman

    fif its okay thats because weezy put in work case in point not all weezy music is bangin but he makes some gems and he did what pac said make songs for the ladies and he also makes some gangsta ish for the dudes i just have to say how the mighty has fallen lol

    R.I.P TO BIG PHIL AND GOOD TO SEE JUSTICE IS SERVED

    CASSIE GIRL U CAN GET IT ANYTIME LOL

  • http://xxlmag.com joe p

    why is this nigga 50 stay hatin on everybody ….? just cause he aint the big stink in the game right now he gotta talk mad shit to boost hiself up … he aint nothing without the beef … as you can see

  • nellz

    how do u not understand? didnt hear lollipop everywhere? didnt hear a milli?…and every other rapper spit a verse on it?….or what about the 1000 free songs wayne gave his fans since tha carter 2?…lol hate is a weak emotion….u know the rest.

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Fif hated on Jay Z’s numbers. Fif hated on Kanye’s numbers, so its only fitting he hates on Wayne’s numbers.

    He did number b/c he got the streets on lock down in the south. Just b/c you get alota radio play (Florida) doens’t eqaul sales.

  • K0ld

    I just don’t get 50, man. Dude makes stacks out the ass load. He’s got the deal with Vitamin Water. Got the G-Unit clothing line. Got the G-Unit imprint label. Makes money off album sales of G-Unit as a group, as individuals and even people that ain’t in the group like Buck and Game. Dude just has money coming at him from all angles. And he’s gonna hate on an up and comer like Wayne on his album sales.

    You know why Wayne has a good selling record? It’s because he puts some different shit than his previous records on his albums. All 50′s albums have been sounding the same to me. Don’t get me wrong – Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was a hard ass album. As was Power Of The Dollar. His underground albums are classics. But, Massacre and Curtis. Shit just didn’t do it for me. So, now — he’s gotta diss anyone and everyone before his albums drop to get album sales and they still fail to reach the plat. mark. 50 need to stop hating, man. Let it be.

  • og bobby j

    I heard fif on the radio….he wasnt hatin. He just said he wasnt expecting it….he even said “good for him”.

    On a side note…no one thinks its odd that TI (CI) shootin case got solved….Maybe your boy Tip gave the po po a little tip…

  • what

    Cuuuuurtis at this point i cant understand who would go out and by your cds.

  • swagg

    Atl tranny….your booty stinks.You have a big nasty brown wet spot in the back of your drawls…What is that all about???Faggot.

  • Cambino

    50 obiviously isn’t doing it the way he would like for us to think he is. He is saying a little bit about everything. Its not wise to have an opinion about everything 50! Oh yeah, someone please help Diddy, he is in desperate need of artist!! Please let Cassie host a radio show!!! Hopefully Philants’ family can rest on comfort now.

  • Super Silver Haze

    Fifty = G.H.O.A.T (Gayest Hater Of All Time)

  • 239allday

    That bitch Fifty don’t understand this like he don’t understand when Kanye(a gay guy) whooped him in sales. Wankster!!!

  • QCFSmitty

    This nigga has becone a hater lol. That nigga made his career off it is I guest that the only way he can keep hwat he has goin. I talkn bout what audience is going to buy wayne album lol the same audience thats not going to buy his. Does the nigga even follow hip hop with this statment lol. wezzzy has been buzzzyin for 3 years man. It would be really funny if this nigga selling are like fat joes. lol bu 50 stay over seas cuz we thing your wack nigga

  • http://www.myspace.com/alsween AlSween

    Smh 50 is not hating. Can you people read. All he said was that he didn’t see any connection that would lead to such huge sells.

    • Rizob

      Whats not to see. Lollipop was the Number 1 song in America for like 2 months. Not number 1 rap song, number 1 song period. he was beating folks like Madonna and Coldplay and all that shit. Wayne has a “HUGE” audience. Black people, while people, cats and dogs all listen and like Wayne. Where the fuck has 50 been?!? a blind man can see why he did numbers, if he doesn’t see the connection, hes dumber than i thought.

      • poo

        hes dumber than i thought

        yeah, thats why 50 is so rich. hes pretty dumb bro….i think you might be prettyd umb…… :/

        • Rizob

          just because someone is rich doesn’t mean they’re smart, I’m sure you can name plenty of people that fall into the category.

  • 239allday

    AlSween, maybe fifty aint a hater but for damn sure you a dick rider.

  • Master Kush

    Fifty sucks Fat Joes dick all day

    Yayo gets sloppy seconds

  • http://wtf S on my Chest

    I understand what 50′s saying, as better rappers with more hype have put shit out in the last 3 years since the last million selling album in a week and they haven’t managed it so I don’t understand why or how wayne has. Does confuse me just a little bit. Interested to see who does it next and when….interesting……very interesting.

  • http://internationalzonecoaster.blogspot.com Max-Jerome

    Why does everyone turn to 50 when it comes to record sales?

    Like Jadakiss said, “I Have To Get 50′s Permission to do an album now”.

    This rap game is funny.

    What, He is this great philosopher on moving units, or they just wait to hear to hear his reckless talk.

    He can talk all he wants, but the G-Unit CD won’t move.

    Well, In The United States That is.

  • A

    He’s right. I understand clearly. I’m not a 50 fan but I know the biz. Weezy got enough bread to buy his own album back and do platinum numbers so why not!?! Aint nobody buying Weezy records. Just like aint nobody buying 50 records.

  • Gman

    i bought waynes cd. the reaon he doesnt understand its a good cd better then 50s last 2

  • BUSS

    HONESTLY I DONT GIVE TO SHITS ABOUT FIF BUT I HEARD THE INTERVIEW AND HE WASNT HATING, XXL JUST MAKES IT SEEM LIKE THAT WITHOUT PUTTING EVERYTHING THAT WAS SAID, HE DID GIVE WAYNE HIS PROPS ABOUT THOSE NUMBERS HE JUST WONDERED HOW IT GOT LIKE THAT WITH THE ALBUM BEING LEAKED AND ALL, AND HE’S EARNED THE RIGHT TO GO AT WHO EVER HE WANTS BECAUSE HES THE ONLY PERSON DOING IT, IF HE FEELS HES BETTER HE CAN PROVE IT OR NOT, NOBODY HAS CAME AT FIF AND MADE HIM LOOK BAD BESIDES JADA AND MAYBE GAME CAUSE HE PUTS OUT A TRACK ABOUT GUNIT EVERY DAMN WEEK, BUT ITS BASICALLY NON SENSE, IN THE MIST OF 50′S SO CALLED HATING AGIANST EVERYONE HES STILL GETTING THAT MONEY, “BIG MONEY TALK CAN YOU ANSWER ME” CLASSIC JAY-Z VERSE AND NOBODY’S ANSWERING 50…

  • supa

    its not that hard he was a lil single called lollipop and it been the number one single for only like 6-8 weeks striaght on billboard, thats all. plus all the promotion and touring for the last 2 years… wayne been on the road everywhere

  • NIG

    50 YOUR NOT #1 ANYMORE KANYE KILLED U ON THE FIRST WEEK NOW LIL WYANE SOLD MORE IN THE FIRST WEEK THAN G-UNIT IS GONNA SELL PERIOD.

  • NIG

    50 YOUR NOT #1 ANYMORE KANYE KILLED U ON THE FIRST WEEK NOW LIL WYANE SOLD MORE IN THE FIRST WEEK THAN G-UNIT IS GONNA SELL PERIOD.

  • jalfred

    u dumbass people if u heard the interview fif said he don’t know wayne did . he guess all he had to do is make good music to sale idiots. here the link

  • g-unit

    50 is right wayne is prob the worst rapper out there. His terrible lyrics are ruining rap and anyone who listents to that shit doesnt know hip-hop. Wayne is ruining what tupac, nas, biggie and dre made. 50 will rip wayne up in this beef.

  • http://xxlmag.com u just do u

    50 quit hatin< ol hoe ass nigga..tha carter TREY is fire, yea it got leaked< and when niggas heard it niggas like i got to keep the real cd..whats understood, aint got to be explained, but u dont understand so let me explain-WEEZy

  • dave

    lil waynes album sold that well cuz he put in work and its a better album that both your last album and kanyes album truthfully!the only album you ever made that could even fuck with waynes album was get rich or die trying
    and you got help from dre on that one!good thing you a great biz man cuz you aint sellin no more like that again and the funny thing is the nigga knows it!

  • Ghost Deini

    Even though I couldn’t believe Curtis went plat….I’m with 50. A million people bought that weak album? That album has soo much filler on it. He don’t start rapping until a minute into each song. And the rapping is weak.

  • Yep Yep!

    All the hate on Wayne… WOW! I’m getting his album today… LOL

  • Tyr1

    50 needs to quit worrying about everybody else and focus on 50. That nigga got his own problems to work on. He mad cuz Curtis was a ragidy ass mess.

  • Ne Where Gang

    I dont usually agree with 50 but i totally agree something aint right, 4 that average album and a million people bought it? Usher’s fan base is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay BIGGER & he sold more than Usher? Hell No. Universal must have bought like a million copies

  • sho wick

    I AINT GONE LIE MY MAN 50 DO TALK A LOT OF SHIT BUT WHO DONT N THERE ON WAY BUT U GOT UNDERSTAND 50 A HUSTLER SO HE SPEAKS ON MONEY TOPICS THA REASON Y PEOPLE DO OR DONT MAKE IT LIKE ALOT WOULD BRING UP GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN HE TOOK THAT 1 ALBUM AND MADE FORTUNE MAGAZINE DATS WHATS HUSTLERS DO. EVERYBODYELSE SELLS THEMSELVES HE SELLS EVRYTHING EVEN OTHER PEOPLE

  • moresickaMC

    Girls,fags,white hype riderz and kids bought the album

  • Trickdd

    To fifty cause hes a good rapper and the beef shit is played out nigga try to make good tracks mabe if you where to actually do something to one of the niggas you beef with all the time instead of just letting the shit die out all the time but naw your to rich for that so stop talking all the dum shit I would like to see Fifty go back to that street shit but something new still all his music is starting to sound the same Fifty you starting to fuck up man get your mine right plus I no your aint that rich nigga you bitching about 200,000 get real nigga if you makeing money millies you wouldnt be about all that beef shit

  • http://50gay.com Rosco

    50 STUPID AS FUKK!!!!!! LOLLIPOP HAD BEEN NUMBER 1 On da charts….4 times! I h8 when niggas open dey mouf and dunn kno wtf dey talkin bout

  • http://www.myspace.com/yungstorm yung storm

    why can’t one successful black man be happy for another young sucessful black man???. 50 is under this delusional assumption that he’s the only one that can sell. sike!. you’re not. get off your fucking high horse and go take care of your son and baby momma, stop worrying about your confusion with how lil’ wayne sold.

  • http://www.therealbws.com mike check

    Why the fuck is he confused with such big numbers? isn’t he familiar with these type of digits?

    Oh Wait…he hired someone to do that for him too!!!!

    Dumb ass slurring lisp talking mo-fo!!!

  • Maddolies

    Damn 50 Just Keep On Losing. I Think It Will be The Nail In The Coffin If Game Outsells The Shitty New G-Unit Album. And Judging By The Buzz Been Generated by Games Pain Its Gonna Happen.

  • Anti-Mainstream

    Co-sign with 50. Weezy’s the wackest rapper since Mase to move a million. The kid’s beats are hot but that’s about it. Other then that he got a bitchy voice and simple ass lyrics. If he’s not the most overrated rapper alive I don’t know who is. I don’t know what the hype is either about this clown either! He’s wack!

  • Honestasicanb

    Man it so damn hard to believe this is nigga that made Get Rich or Die Trying. This nigga stay starting bullshit. Your time past after one album its over. You got G-Unut holders that’s it. Everything that has come out the last few years has been garbage to say the least.

  • live from 407

    man dis nigga fif dont stop hatin wayne is on top and its nothing anybody could do about it fif please stop hatin and give the dude his props no body n the game right now could sell a million records n a week beside m if he desides to come back besides that nobody can do it I MEAN NOBODY we will c who wins best hip hop artist of the year on the bet awards YOUNG MONEY!!!!!!!!!! A MILLIE N A WEEK YA DIGGGGGGGGGGGG !!!!

  • Brown Suga

    Dat nigga 50 think dat he iz da only one who suppose sell records? like he iz da only rapper in da game! im tried of his arrogant, cockie ass n he need to shut da fuck up n take a set sum where wit dat lame bitchy bullshit he complains more than a bitch. N he need to watch hiz mouth we it cum dwn 2 da south, we aint havin it so quit tlk it n be bout it ho! cuse dat wat he act like.

  • Da Truth

    Fifty ain’t hating on Wayne, nigga speakin the truth. If you bought that garbage called the Carter III, then you are a fucking idiot. Lil Wayne wasted all those great beats to only put BULLSHIT lyrics on them.

  • Mr KCMO

    All this debate on how Wayne sold records is just silly. Here’s how he did it: 1. Spend 3 years getting on every remix possible. 2. Release two albums of very good material for free to build fan base. 3. Have the number one single for two months.
    Is it really THAT hard to grasp? 50 is just a leach that uses another persons buzz to promote himself. Decent strategy, but it does make you look like a hater. Which he is.

  • ced-solo

    Damn, lately 50 been acting like a real hoe. This nigga always got something to say just like a bitch. Damn! nigga is ya period on?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com youngJ

    50 jus mad cos he fallen off hella hard since the massacre
    everytime a cd cumin out he startin new beef
    50s time been n gone
    its all about wayne @ mo
    peace

  • Royal J

    here this. how about rider part 2. beat is tight,but i think that shit sounds like hes biting to me. lil wayne got the ok from t-pain to use that voice shit then this bitch 50 cent comes out with that. so much for being a creative master mind he thinks he is. he gonna need some niggas to get on his shit in the future to sell albums. as far as lil waynes fan base goes cash money put the south on the mapu cant tell me that 50 cent dont know the hot boyz. hip hop is not dead it just got a face lift.

  • Trickdd

    I dont think fifty is mad I think he gots money now like Fat Joe sayd and he thinks he can just desrespect everbody,Witch he can but us real niggas dont wanna listen to that shit make some good music. I aint buyin that G-Unit cd fuck that G-Unit was one of the tightest groups with “Stunt 101″ singlw and shit they fell apart after one cd they didnt stay relivent I cant hate on Banks though. Yayo never liked the nigga he aint got no flow sound like hes talking on the track I gotta see what fiftys gunna do on some real shit I no yall got to feel me I think G-Units fallin apart its a dam shame. On some real shit though why would fifty kick buck out cause he was doing drugs its like what the fuck let the man do what he wants to do some of the best artist ever did drugs im sher buck had a ruff life to and know he gots money so let the nigga live his life I just dont get the whole situation they just fell apart you cant blame it on just one person it had to do with all of them they just aint got that same vibe as they use two

  • REAL TALK 08

    I think 50 Cent ang G-UNot bout to Terminate On Site…they over wit,now dat Lil’ Wayne did big numbers…nuthin’ left to do but hate..1st Kanye,now Wayne..its a new day ppl wanna hear Diverse artist..Not A hater like Fiddy!…theyt aint Ja Rule and Fat Joe…they make Real Music thats saving this thing called Hip Hop!..REAL TALK!

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