50 Cent has built and destroyed a lot of relationships since shooting to stardom in the early 2000s, but recently said there’s just one he really values… and that’s with Eminem.
In a recent interview with XXL, the Hip-Hop mogul credits Eminem with his success… and says he’s do anything for him to this day.
“Eminem gave me the shot that I needed at a point where he was so influential that there was nobody more influential than him,” 50 explained. “I don’t have value for a lot of the relationships that I developed coming up on this journey, but Eminem is the guy. He’s the one. He’s been consistent with me the entire time and I love him to death. I’d f*ck all the way up for him. I’d do some sh*t that just wouldn’t allow me to come back into a comfortable space because somebody was doing something to [Eminem] that was inappropriate, to this day…”
Later, he also explained why his “My Life” record with Eminem and singer Adam Levine did not work, blaming Em’s ties to Beats By Dre.
“The only thing strong enough to make an Eminem record not work is the possibility of it hurting Beats [By Dre] and helping SMS Audio,” 50 explained. “It’s the record with me, Eminem and Adam Levine. That one is the only one that Eminem has that you could technically look at and say it didn’t work, because it was confusion for the Beats brand. It makes sense now that it’s a billion-dollar move and it was important to the point that it couldn’t work.”
Also in the interview, 50 opened up about his past friendship with boxer Floyd Mayweather, saying that although he’s poked fun at him recently, he never had bad intentions for him… and also admits that their falling out was likely the end of their friendship.
“I don’t have bad intentions for Floyd,” he said. “I don’t want to see him lose. I don’t go to sleep and wake up like, ‘I hope you f*cking lose, stupid.’ No, I already got past that when I said what I said. I’m already done dealing with that right there. I want him to win as much as he can in his life and also change the sh*t that he got going on, so he can continue to be productive. But, what I’m saying to him is right and he’s going to figure that out over time. The lifestyle that is going on at the present moment is just not sustainable… He didn’t do the right things to present him to the public properly, so there’s a limit as to what he can do for promotional purposes. They keep it in that little pocket of things that they would do for traditional boxing stuff, because where he’s at right now in boxing, there should be no one that you can look at that should be comparable to him.
“Nah, but it don’t matter though,” 50 added when asked if his relationship with Mayweather can be fixed. “See, the difference between me and everybody else that he fell out with is that I’m rich. And, I don’t care about being around. I had a period of time carved out where I can actually be around. People didn’t know we were friends like that; we’ve been friends since 2002. [But] I don’t care if I ever talk to him [Floyd] again.”