50 Cent has slammed Puff Daddy, saying he is the "destination for anybody going nowhere".
The 38-year-old rapper decided against holding his tongue in a new interview, taking pot shots at many other stars in the industry. One of those was hip-hop stalwart Puff, with 50 claiming he doesn't understand why any artist would want to team up with him.
"Puffy might be the destination for anybody going nowhere,” he joked to Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club. “Nobody surviving.”
Also in for a tongue-lashing were rappers with what 50 considers to be a dubious dress sense. Kanye West famously hit the headlines when he wore a leather kilt on stage last year and while 50 didn't refer to him explicitly, he seemingly implied he didn't agree with the attire.
"I ain’t with it. I asked it on a mix tape. N***as wear skinny jeans. I can’t fit in,” he said. “If you google rapper in a dress, do you know how many will pop? Young Thug, is the one that actually said, ‘This is a dress’. The other one’s will call it a kilt. What about that culture is making you choose to wear it for the evening?"
The star was glowing about one of his peers though - Eminem. The two rappers are close friends, with Eminem instrumental in helping 50 make it in the industry, with 50 also happy to give credit to Jay Z.
"I don’t think our culture would’ve grown as fast as it did without Em. My being associated with him allowed the doors to open easy. I’m proud of him," he said. "Jay Z, Lloyd Banks, and Fabolous is the same guy. Take away the hits, take away the career, the music. I’m talking about who they actually are 'cause they’re internal people. These are the guys that are laidback, quiet, fly. You might not feel them in the room, but they’re important people."
50's music has taken a backseat over the last few years, but his fifth record Animal Ambition is set to be released later this year, his first since 2009's Before I Self Destruct. It will mark his first album since his departure from Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope.
He's looking forward to it hitting the airwaves and promises it will provide a fresh sound. A lot has changed since 50 first made it, with the star explaining how difficult the rise to fame can be.
"I did that at first [being swarmed with security] until I realised, they’re not really security. Those guys you see walking [with] artists. They’re night club guys, ex football guys, they’re not really into it like that,” he said.
“I don’t walk around for those intentions. I have a different approach…You be grown and success will have you feel like you’re a little kid, where you can’t go to the bathroom by yourself.”