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50 Cent Says Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" Is Just Like "Candy Shop"

September 5, 2008 11:39 AM ET

50 Cent digs Lil Wayne, but he can't help but notice the similarities between Weezy's summer smash "Lollipop" and his own 2005 hit "Candy Shop." "'Lollipop'" is 'lick lick lick lick it like a lollipop,'" 50 told Rolling Stone, singing the verse to prove his point. "And 'Candy Shop' is 'I'll take you to the Candy Shop/ I'll let you lick the lollipop.'"

Rip-off or not, 50 is no longer spinning Wayne's track — or any other rappers', for that matter. ""I'm not really listening to anyone else's records," he says, adding that his new album, Before I Self-Destruct, will drop by the end of the year. "Now I'm in another space where I gotta make what I'm excited about."

50 is mum on the details of his new disc — the last on his contract with Interscope Records — but he promises to shake things up. "[Other rappers] can take what I've done for the last five years and do their version of it and be successful with momentum," he says. "Meanwhile, I have to reinvent the wheel."

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