Guess Who 50 Cent’s Latest Victim Is?
You have to hand it to 50 Cent. Never one to fade into the background, the street hustler turned rapper turned entertainment mogul has literally carved a second career out of side-swiping his fellow hip-hop icons, a modern day Machiavelli unafraid to “back down” from mental battle.
Following in the footsteps of Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and to a lesser degree Diddy and Jay-Z, Fif’s latest victim appears to be Lil Wayne. After dissing Weezy in “Love, Hate, Love” from his Street King Energy Series tape (“Acting like a white boy bored, now you wanna jump a flight of stairs on a skateboard/Ni*ga, why the fuck ya pants so tight?/You trying to show ni*gas your ass, your alternative life”) he’s now calling into question the million-plus album sales of Tha Carter IV.
“To be honest with you, the Lil Wayne sales are a little suspect to me,” 50 tells Global Grind. “Because it was trending 600,000 pieces that week. And they didn’t do a million copies, it was like 900,000. Tha Carter III commanded that energy, but the last one that just came out, those numbers are funny.”
With a simmering feud already between Young Money/Cash Money and Jay-Z’s camp, let’s see how hip-hop’s undeniable reigning crew takes this new challenge.