50 Cent has feuded with a number of other rappers over the span of his career (Ja Rule, Game, Rick Ross), but he says they weren’t real.
In an interview with DJ Drama on Shade 45 recently, the hip-hop mogul explained that the real beefs he’s had over the years were with “gangsters,” not other rappers.
Those gangsters include Jimmy Henchman and Kenneth McGriff.
“These guys are not rappers. These gangsters, the guys that I ended up having beef with,” 50 Cent explained. “Not Ja, Preme [Kenneth ‘Supreme’ McGriff]. Not Game, Jimmy [Henchman]. You see what I’m saying? So, it’s like in these cases, I kinda identify why he was so angry. With his kid, with the little boy. His boy got slapped in the face. [Just] like that. But it wasn’t Yay. Yay didn’t never slap that boy.”
Henchman ordered, at least, three drive-bys shootings on G-Unit associates after his son was slapped back in 2007, allegedly by Tony Yayo.
Shortly after the attack, the Queens home of Yayo’s mother was riddled with bullets. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Two years later, G-Unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher was murdered, which Henchman was received a life sentence for, along with a range of other charges.