Did you know 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct is coming out February 3rd? Of course you did, because 50 has been on a verbal assault lately, dissing Lil Wayne by calling him a "junkie" and calling former West's 808s & Heartbreak an "R&B album." That news came and went, so 50 used a concert in Albany, New York to reignite his nonexistent feud with Kanye West. UPDATE: Evidently this video is from September, so 50 has been getting ready for this Destruct publicity blitzkrieg for quite some time.
"This is an exclusive," the rapper told the crowd. "I want to perform for you the first single off my album Before I Self Destruct. I hope you all enjoy this." Then the heartbeat percussion of Kanye's "Love Lockdown" kicked in, with 50 mockingly lip-synching along with Kanye's 808s single. 50 actually does a good job copycatting West, right down to Kanye's onstage posturing. The song cuts out halfway through the first chorus, with Fiddy telling the crowd, "You see that. That's what you're stuck with." The rapper adds, "I'm willing to accept your apologies for that last one."
Rather than have this leak via the conventional cameraphone-to-YouTube route, the rapper's own This Is 50 Website posted the video in an effort to make this clip as visible as possible. Which is probably necessary, as we're only two weeks away from 50's new album dropping and no one really seems to be talking about it that much. There's more discussion about Eminem's Relapse and Dr. Dre's Detox, and neither of those discs even have release dates yet. As for Kanye, he has yet to respond to any of 50's barbs, unlike during their September 11th, 2007 battle, when West's Graduation and 50's Curtis faced off during a memorable sales week. To relive all the fun when 50 and Kanye sat down for three video interviews on the set of their Rolling Stone cover shoot, check out the clips here:
And the cover stories here:
• 50 Cent Disses Kanye West and Lil Wayne as "Before I Self Destruct" Release Date Approaches
• In the Studio: 50 Cent Gets "Dark" on New Disc
• Trailer: 50 Cent's Directorial Debut "Before I Self Destruct"