50 Cent On Rick Ross’ Album Sales, “ You Can’t Call A No. 1 A Flop Under Any Circumstances”
50 Cent responded to Rick Ross’ reign atop the Billboard charts by reluctantly admitting to MTV News that Deeper Than Rap was certainly not a failure.
“I think you can be a disappointment to the system based on how much of an effort and the money that they spent marketing, but you can’t call a number one a flop under any circumstances,” 50 explained. “It’s still number one.” [Watch Below]
The acknowledgment came hours after a video of Ross surfaced in which he continued to direct his “monkey” insults at 50, extending them to Eminem as well, despite the racist connotations. “The only way I could fix that — Eminem you’re a monkey,” said Ross. “He’s really a honky, but that’s racial. You niggas is monkeys. The world knows you’re monkeys.” Ross previously indicated an intention to drag Eminem into his beef with 50, saying in a radio interview with DJ Envy, “If I want any competition. I’m gonna have to take this to Eminem’s front door.”
Lloyd Banks responded, taking offense to the move by Ross in saying, “As far as calling out Eminem, you’re not in the top 10 lyricists nowhere.” He added, “So just sit down, man. We seen what Em can do. Em’s in a whole ‘nother lane.” The Queens rapper then issued a warning to Ross, saying, “We’ll see where his future goes. It doesn’t look too bright, if you ask me.” With a diss track in the cards, Banks added finally, “I got ‘Officer Down, Part II’ coming. He’ll have to deal with that.” – Devin Chanda