50 Cent has helped many artists shape their careers but not all of them have been able to become successful, which he has said frequently leads to him taking the blame.
While speaking to Houston’s 97.9 The Box, 50 Cent was asked if anybody ever spoke out against him before retracting their statements and offering an apology.
“Yeah, I get that all the time. What’s ill is, when you’re in the seat, the driver’s seat, a lot of times, no, every time something goes wrong it’s your fault. If you ask artists why their career didn’t go the way they want, it’s the [fault of the] record label. See what I’m saying?”
“I happened to become the record label; so all of those artists that were around and didn’t do exactly what they thought they were supposed to do, it’s my fault that it didn’t,” he continued. They give it to me individually now, like it’s not the company, it’s him.”
Through his G-Unit Records label, 50 Cent has guided the careers of several musicians over the course of his more than 20-year career, particularly DJ Whoo Kid, The Game, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck. Additionally, he has signed a number of established artists including Ma$e, Mobb Deep, and M.O.P.
Spider Loc, a West Coast musician, is “angry” with him, according to 50, who singled out one artist who struggled while working with G-Unit. If he’d had a hit, it would have worked,” he remarked. “That just didn’t work.”
The G-Unit chairman then mentioned O.T. Genasis, who struggled to make success while working under 50’s guidance but succeeded after leaving the label, producing the massive song “CoCo.”
“I had him for a record. After that record didn’t work he went and made a hit record … That’s why me and him have the best relationship ever. Because he was let go to go do that. And he went and made that hit and he made his money,” 50 explained.
Presently, 50 Cent has been quite busy. The “In Da Club” hitmaker signed a multi-year cooperation contract with the Sacramento Kings in addition to the debut of the second season of Power Book III: Raising Kanan and a celebrity basketball game with Fat Joe.
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