50 Cent is one of the most well-known hip-hop artists on the planet, and beyond his career as a rapper, he has enjoyed a fruitful career as a producer, filmmaker, and actor, making him a rapper turned media mogul.
However, before his transition into the world of movies, 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) was the kingpin of his crew G-unit, which was atop the hip hop charts during the early 2000s. With hit after hit, the crew seemed unstoppable until Jackson decided to pursue his solo career, leaving the remaining members of the G-unit to their own devices.
Now, in a candid radio interview, the rapper has revealed that he is the subject of constant accusations as his former crew members blame him for their career failures and shortcomings.
Those members include Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, The Game and Young Buck, who were all signed to the affiliated label G-unit Records during its heyday.
Expressing his frustrations, Jackson explained: “What’s ill is, when you’re in the seat, the driver’s seat, a lot of times, every time something goes wrong, it’s your fault”. 50 Cent further explained that as the founder of G-unit Records, he “happened to become the record label, so all of those artists that were around and didn’t do exactly what they were supposed to do, it’s my fault they didn’t. They give it to me individually now, like it’s not the company, it’s him.”
In the interview with Houston’s 97.9 ‘The Box’, Jackson expressed that regardless of how much he may want to, he “can’t make people buy records”.
His many online spats and public feuds with former G-unit members had a big impact on the artist. However, it has not stopped the Get Rich Or Die Tryin hit-maker from advancing.
Towards the end of the interview, the rapper revealed that along with the launch of the second season of Power Book III: Raising Kanan and a celebrity basketball game with Fat Joe, the mogul is entering into a multi-million dollar deal with NBA team the Sacramento Kings.
With such big plans, 2022 looks like a good year for Jackson.
You can watch the full 50 Cnt interview below.