You can tell 50 Cent has a new album coming out when he hits the radio and starts beefs with other rappers for absolutely no reason. Thus was the case this weekend as Fiddy called into Eminem's Shade 45 XM/Sirius radio station to unload diss after diss on Lil Wayne and Kanye West — and talk a little bit about his upcoming album Before I Self Destruct.
When Kanye released 808s & Heartbreak, he blogged that 50 Cent would love it, but on the radio 50 finally responded by saying the album was "an R&B record." "I'm surprised he got away with it," 50 said. "That album is supposed to be a brick." 50 also mocked Kanye's singing skills. 50 had equally harsh words for Lil Wayne, saying the Carter III rapper was a "junkie" and a "little baby." "[Wayne] had a great album," he said, "but he makes a lot of records and I think he's gonna exhaust the public with his sound. He's a talented artist, but if you put us in a space where we're in competition, my consistency will break his neck." Fiddy then dared — almost pleaded — for both rappers to respond, probably in an attempt to keep his name in the papers and blogs before Self Destruct is released.
50 Cent also shed some light on that leaked Dr. Dre track "Could Have You Been," saying the song, which also features R. Kelly, was recorded two years ago for Detox. "I do this the best," 50 gloats about his beef-making skills, "I'm relevant year round. To be honest with you, the reality television show [MTV's The Money & The Power, since canceled] was nothing but a commercial for my album."
You can listen to the whole interview over at Nah Right. Despite all the posturing, keep in mind 50 Cent promised to retire after Kanye West's Graduation beat 50's Curtis in a sales battle in September 2007. Self Destruct is out February 3rd, giving 50 Cent roughly three more weeks to run his mouth. Now doesn't this all remind you of September 2007, when 50 and Kanye sat down for three video interviews on the set of their Rolling Stone cover shoot? Check them out here: