50 Cent has admitted he isn’t a big fan of Kanye West’s recent music.
The In da Club star is known for speaking his mind when it comes to his rap rivals. And when asked by MTV UK about Kanye’s 2013 album Yeezus, 50 was as honest as ever.
“He’s obviously a talent within our culture and is one of the driving forces of it, but some of that s**t is weird to me,” he revealed. "That last record, to be honest, I’m not playing it right now. I still play Flashing Lights, Gold Digger and that whole (College Dropout) project. But some of the new stuff is so creative and feels like he’s trying to create a whole new sound."
50 – real name Curtis James Jackson III – went on to explain why he isn’t a fan of what Kanye is trying to do with music. His main bone of contention is that the sound doesn’t fit the genre they are both associated with.
“It sounds scrambled... radio is going to play dance music, EDM – you got a lot of stuff happening in music culture that’s influencing a lot of R&B music to that tempo,” he said. “It doesn’t feel like Hip-Hop to me, it feels like a fusion of something else, like a weird combination of dance music sounds and stuff.”
The 38-year-old concedes its key for a musician to be creative and experiment, but it doesn’t mean that as a listener you have to like the end product.
“It’s just him being an artist, you don’t have to agree with everything an artist does,” he said. “Like, I don’t have a favourite artist, I have a favourite moment from artists. Like with Drake, there’s songs he came out with and the timing was perfect for the record."