50 Cent stopped by Baltimore radio station 92Q Jamz recently to visit with hosts AJ and DJ AngelBaby on the Rap Attack show.
The “I Get Money” hit maker talked about the theme of prosperity for his forthcoming Animal Ambition album, explains why he still makes street music even though he’s financially set, the environment he grew up in that made him the person he is today, Jay Z and Puff Daddy remaining relevant, rapper’s with expiration dates and Puff’s “Big Homie” single being garbage.
“If the [artist] doesn’t have the significant savvy with the business or with our actual culture, he’ll be outta here,” 50 said. “You’ll see [Jay Z] around as long as he’s been around. What’s he on, like 11 albums? Puff’s still out there. He don’t even need a record, ’cause he ain’t got one. You know Puffy ain’t got no music that you wanna hear. That ‘Big Homie’ sh*t is garbage. I’ma keep it all the way real with you, because the guy said, ‘Don’t worry about if I write rhymes, I write checks,’ and then sings to you. This is why we got rid of Mili Vanilli.”
The G-Unit Records CEO added that the next phase of his career will most likely focus on artist development.
“I’m not sure I wanna be around for a long time,” he explained. “I want this project to be a success, ‘Animal Ambition.’ I wanna become the platform that helps support new young artists, to get out there and do what they’re supposed to do.”
Rosa Acosta recently celebrated her 30th birthday early with a trip to Cabo but it is us who actually received the presents.
Where as Nicki Minaj hit Mexico to instigate thirst on a solo dolo mission, Ms. Acosta upped the ante by bringing along three of her closet BFF’s to quadruple the amount of…personalities found in a bikini.
When Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé Knowles were both spotted leaving the same L.A. dermatologist on April 11, fans wondered if they’d finally bonded during a girls’ day out. But RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that their run-in was actually a chance occurrence — and one it seemed that Knowles would rather have avoided!
An eyewitness to the ladies’ awkward encounter at Dr. Howard Lancer’s Beverly Hills office tells Radar that when Kardashian arrived, she “seemed so excited to see Beyoncé and was really eagerly going over to her.”
“But Beyoncé looked like she wanted nothing to do with Kim and was really trying to stay away from her,” the source says. “Kim was basically fawning all over her!”
The two women did have a brief chat, with Blue Ivy’s mother asking about Kardashian’s daughter North West.
According to the source, proud mama Kardashian gushed over the baby, saying, “It’s so good to be a mom and North is great and I love being with her. She’s just amazing.”
However, Kardashian’s attempt to bond over mommyhood was not exactly well-received.
“Beyoncé looked like she couldn’t have cared less …,” the source continues. “It seemed so clear that she did not want to talk with Kim and was just being polite to her. They really didn’t look at all like friends.”
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50 Cent stopped by Hot 97 this morning as he continues to promote his forthcoming Animal Ambition album.
The G-Unit Records CEO talks about the state of New York City hip hop, Troy Ave, the current state of G-Unit, understanding Jay Z’s growth as an artist, the beef with Rick Ross, not being interested in deading the Ja Rule beef, his upcoming appearance at Summer Jam 2014, deal with Disney for all audio products.
**UPDATE** April 16
Video of the extended interview with Hot 97′s Ebro, Cipha Sounds and Laura Stylez has been added. Additional topics include Worldstarhiphop, Al Sharpton, Ciara and more.
Meryl Streep plays a witch in the upcoming film, Into the Woods, which also stars Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and James Corden.
In preparation for her role, Streep had to learn how to rap. Corden told The Sun that not only did the three-time Oscar-winning actress do a great job, she also reminded him of a hip hop icon.
“She’s less an Eminem, more a 50 Cent type. Mainstream with an edge. A second career beckons,” he joked.
Meryl Streep in Into the Woods
Into the Woods will open nationwide on December 25.
Jay Z and Beyonce define what it means to be a power couple. The Roc Nation mogul and his super talented wife are combining their considerable skills to launch a stadium tour together, according to the New York Post.
It probably would have been called “The Best of Both Worlds” tour, but Hov’s already done that with R. Kelly.
While no dates have been announced yet, Page Six reports that the 20-stadium trek will kick off in June, with a possible 4th of July show in The Big Apple.
We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.