50 Cent Blames Album Delays On Eminem, Speaks On Benefits Of Rick Ross Beef

Before I Self Destruct, the upcoming album from 50 Cent, won’t be released until after Eminem’s Relapse, according to an interview the rapper did with the Associated Press yesterday (Feb. 25).

The disc was originally scheduled for a December 9th release with two of its singles—“Get Up,” and “I Get It In,” – already serviced to the radio. However, the G-Unit front man explained, “Because Dre is mixing Em’s album, Em will be completed entirely before we get a chance to finish the pieces that me and Dre did together.” [Watch Below]

Promoting his new video game, 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand - which hit stores on Tuesday – 50 also visited Hot 97’s Angie Martinez yesterday, where he discussed his on-going beef with Rick Ross. The war of words, initiated by the Miami Boss’ record “Mafia Music,” has transformed into a multimedia battle. Through various web videos and diss records, 50 claims to have successfully driven fan interest to his site, ThisIs50.com, so much so that traffic has “increased by 60%.” As a result, the site has become more attractive real estate for advertising space, with 50 commenting about Ross, “He’s turning my website into a network.”

The hip-hop mogul is also looking to capitalize on the beef with the release of Tia’s Diary: Deeper Than Rap, a memoir from Tia Kemp, the mother of Ross’ son. Contrary to reports, the book, set to drop the same day (March 24) as Ross’ third album Deeper Than Rap, will not be published by 50. He did, however, admit to retaining a financial stake in it while on the air with Martinez.

In the same interview, 50 went on to say that he had every intention to continue sparring with Ross, while also pondering his future, post-Before I Self Destruct. “I’ll go be the president of Def Jam,” he said. “I don’t see that as a bad idea to go there to get rid of Khaled and a few other artists over there I really don’t like.”

As of press time neither 50 or Eminem’s new discs have received release dates. – Devin Chanda


  • Devon

    All these niggas is trash

    • http://xxlmag.com The General’

      Excuses, excuses,….everytime u turn around 50 talkin’ nonsence. Somebody need 2 shut em’ up,….4 good.

  • RL

    50 as Def Jam president? Scares me to death.

  • http://50cent.com Cheddamelt

    Get that fat nigga out of the rap game and that jewish/arab shit called Khaled. Tell Em not to keep us waiting.

    G G G G G Unit still shady/ aftermath

  • 14snipez

    Jesus christ dis cocksucka gets on my fuckin nerves i am so tired of him making up excuses about this bullshyt album. n now he’s defending it by sayin oh it’s em’s fault because dre’s mixing his record shut da fuck up. talkin bout the beef with ross turned his website into a fuckin network. who gives a cotton pickin fuck bout the website drop the fuckin album already. see it’s not that popular xxl blog opinion of so many brothas on this site that everybody ridin rick ross’s dick it juss that look he puttin 2getha better musik n no excuses ok so he won’t debut on da charts much better than trilla but he’s guaranteed to go gold check the records both of his albums are plat n 50 and his fanbase find every fuckin excuse in the book to keep prasing him lik he’s the second coming of christ. i don’t give a fuck how long he prolong his wack ass album 2 many big titles is suppose to drop this year. Ross, Big Boi, Chamillionaire, Cam’ron, Kanye(hopefully), Em(maybe) Clipse(Hopefully) Nas(maybe) Jay-Z(kinda mmph afta i heard jockin jay-z)

    • EReal

      YOU MAD!

  • Tariq

    Is it me, or is 50 starting to look a little desperate. Don’t get me wrong, he is winning the beef, but he still looks a little desperate to me. I think he recognizes a power shift. Not from 50 to Ross, but def from 50 to somewhere else. I am starting to see some cracks in that mask he is wearing.

    • ee-city

      I agree I dont think its the ross thing either, i think he might not have strong enough material, that song “get up” i did not like that joint at all, i really hope its not on the album anymore, by the time the album does come out, noone is gonna want to hear “i get it in” he probably going back to the drawing board or dr dre sent him back to do better shit.

      • solo

        real shit! dre heard Ross’ music and told 50 he gotta do better cause Ross’ flow was murkin’ 50′s…..

  • Scorpion

    That man is a straight up monster! Looks like it 50 Cent who is “taking over”, not Khaled.

  • Scorpion

    50 Cent: G-Unit’s Bo$$ Hogg

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Wow, got his wig pushed back again. Blaming it on “Em’s album being mixed”. Get the fuck out of here,. Tracks can be mixed (well) in 24-48 hours, buy a competent mix engineer. Dre has 2 that work for him, Em’s mixing and master would not take more than 4 weeks at most, if they stayed on it everyday. They will probably have Brian Big Bass Gardener master the album out at Bernie Grubmans like the did for the Chronic 2001.

    Basicly 50 is lying, his “singles” have not caught fire, and the intersest in his music from a commercial stand point is low. Yea he can wear a wig with the best of them, but this is a excuse for getting a wack album that will flop pushed back. Jimmy pushed the button on his ass.

    • Shade45

      MUFASA I knew ur bitch ass had to add ur worthless sense, keep hatin

  • LB

    It’s amazing how the cat who titled the “article” makes 50 seem like he’s actually “blaming” Em in a bent-out-of-shape type fashion, instead of the real deal that he’s simply stating the facts surrounding the project’s release. This is how bullshit gossip stays fresh in the air and draws readers/viewers; use uneccessary adjectives and adverbs.

  • tommy gunz

    i swear internet comment posters got to be the most bitter motherfuckers on the planet…for some reason im so positive that all of y’all lames hatin on 50 now used to love him back in ’03-’04…and dude ain’t changed his style up at all..just got a helluva lot more money

  • e20

    Rick Ross made 50 push his album back!

    LOL! Ross Wins.

    Musically, all gimicks aside, Ross is putting out better music than 50 and I think 50 knew that.

  • Clever

    Sound like to me Ross, is da winner, even though both of these lames SUCK MAJOR ASS!!!!!!

  • NAWLEDGE

    PEOPLE WHO CARE –

    *crickets chirppig*

    PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVES AND DONT CARE FOR THIS BULLSHIT –

    *stadium cheering*

  • http://www.tuckyart.com T

    50 puts out a lot of free music. He’s a pretty good artist, but you hear him so much– and for free– that the excitement to buy the cd isn’t there.

    His music isn’t “timeless” either. It’s good, but very little of his music after his first album is timeless material.

    The game needs 50, though. He has a lot of great ideas. The whole Rick Ross thing– he made that the most interesting beef we’ve seen in a long time.

  • macdatruest

    I NOTICED XXL PULLED THE BLOG THEY JUST POSTED ENTITLED, “FIDDY PLEASE COME BACK” POSTED BY THE XXL STAFF WHICH PRETTY MUCH CONFIRMS THE INTERSCOPE/XXL RUMORS. YALL TALK DOWN ON KANYE WEST AND LIL WAYNE IN COUNTLESS BLOGS, BUT WOULD NOT(OR COULD NOT) LEAVE A NEGATIVE BLOG UP ABOUT FIDDY FOR 24 HOURS.

    XXL IS A G-UNIT PROPOGANDA MACHINE EVERYBODY WHO POSTED TO THE BLOG YESTERDAY-IT’S BEEN PULLED!!!!!!! WHEN XXL GOES UNDER IT WILL BE WELL DESERVED. PLAYIN FAVORITES AND SHIT…

    • TEZZY

      Yeah i noticed that to but look at the blogs there is plenty of negative fifty cent blogs still there i checked but why they take that down it wasnt have as bad as the shit bol says about the guy

      • macdatruest

        But that one was posted by the XXL Staff, and I been reading XXL for a long time- Thats the first negative or questioning one about Fiddy posted by Staff- not “Bloggers” like Bol and Billy X Sunday but XXL STAFF- and it got pulled.

  • Knuckz

    can’t see why Def Jam would hand over the reigns to 50. I agree with e20 (February 26th, 2009 at 12:29 pm), although Ross may not outsell 50, Ross’ music right now is better.It is not hate, it is fact. Like iwth 50 vs Kanye, I thought that Curtis was better thatn Graduation.

  • Vonnievonn65

    You all have mixed the point….he had a released date and Em dont….so why would his album bet pushed back to mix Em’s album that no longer has a release date or it I remember correctly it’s suppose to come out somewhere in the 4th quarter…so I guess 2 quarters is looking at 2010….

    This guy makes no sense…and I really cant stand this cocksucker…..dayum I wish he goes broke so this muthafugger can be humbled…he really needs a reality check fo real…if he aint hating on niggas….he beefing with them so he can make more money and that they possibly go broke fuggin with this nigga…Wayne was really smart…he just igg this pathetic piece of shet LMAOOOOOOOOOOO

    Oh yeah by the way 50…ur teeth are too big for your crackest looking face….so i guess you are still BUGS MUNGKEY!

  • TEZZY

    Oh yeah how many times was the carter pushed back and jadakiss, and the bluepint3, and a buch of other shit come on ya’ll stop acting like this aint a buisness if the climate not right its just not right the massacre got pushed back and then when it got relased that shit did a mill in 4 days

  • Knuckz

    @Tommy Gunz: Are you kidding me? How could anyone say that 50 is the same as 03 – 04? Dude crushed Ja and then stole his style. He is basically a better version that Ja because they both came out hard with their debuts and changed up afterward. To make things worse, he thinks (and so do his followers)that sales make him the best. NOT!! If that were the case, Hammer and Vanilla Ice would be in the top 5 G.O.A.T. list. It is okay to admit an MC has lost it and still like them. Hip Hop is like the WCW (or whatever it’s called now)and 50 is Stone Cold; he goes around talking shit, but doesn’t do anything.

    • macdatruest

      Co-sign. Nothin but another fuckin’ Ja Rule clone. Plus a hater, dildo maker, monkey and instigator. He tried to instigate any beef he seen happening between other rappers just to keep beef popular in rap, and create a need for the presence of his buddies-The Hip Hop Police.

      Tried to instigate:
      Berg vs. Bow Wow
      J Hood vs. Lox
      Jim Jones vs. Camron
      Shawty Lo vs. T.I.

      nigga is a straight Undercover Hip Hop Cop. They say they came about as a result of Beef-and who tryna turn rap into all beef??? Fiddy!! He probably the reason Eminem album is pushed way back, he so high profile garbage, Eminem and Dre are probably ashamed they co-signed this dude. I wonder what they say to Fiddy when they see him shooting Curly the Monkey Videos-
      Em to Dre: “Just keep walking toward the studio, don’t make eye contact wit him.”

      Dre to Em: “You heard his verse on crack a bottle? THAT’S what happens when he finds out we in the studio, and jumps on the ass end of the song. My lips are sealed. SHIT!!”

      Fiddy: “Hey guys, wait up! Em! wait up! Aw man look, (grabs Eminem’s hand and Dre’s Hand) the three headed monster! right? Guys? Why yall lookin at me like that??? Guys?”

  • TEFFLON

    IS IT JUST ME OR DOES 50 LOOK LIKE THE CHIMPANZEE THEY KILL THE OTHER DAY…LMAO NEWAYS 50 GOT AND EXCUSE FOR EVERYTHING…50 IS DONE…SAVE THAT VITAMIN WATER MONEY CAUSE HE’S DONE….1

  • Part 2wo

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  • mike

    Fuck curtis, he’s a bird!

  • OmegaSun73

    Its the samething wayne did,keep delaying until it gets more buzz

  • dark vanilla

    Just an interesting thought, but it really seeemed like 50 fell off when the Game got kicked outta G-Unit. Did the Game really hurt 50 this bad? Just an interesting question.

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