By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
50 Cent and Rick Ross have a history that goes back to a beef that eventually led to 50 Cent exposing Rick Ross’ past as a correctional officer. Since 50 has a history of “destroying” the career of rappers he just doesn’t seem to like very much, many thought that Rick Ross would have the same fate. But Rick Ross’ career not only survived 50 Cent’s personal attacks, but he’s obviously thrived in the music industry since he was exposed as a former correctional officer. And while he is still enjoying the success he’s had as a solo artist, he also has his own label and artists to manage these days. His roster includes popular rappers of the moment Meek Mill, Wale, and now the up and coming rapper French Montana. While 50 seems to have somewhat cooled down with his beef with Ross, things seem to have started up again since the two ran into each other at the BET Hip Hop Awards. At the event, it was said that 50 Cent had some of his own security jump one of Ross’ associates, Gunplay. The beat down led to Gunplay getting his chain snatched and allegedly 50 Cent is said to be wearing the chain out in public as of late.
Regardless, it looks like 50 Cent can add another one of Ross’ artists to his list of those to attempt to destroy, since French Montana decided he was going to talk about 50 in one of his recent interviews.
While talking to Complex.com, French Montana suggests that 50 Cent’s addiction to rap beefs is what killed his career. He also suggested that 50 Cent’s beef with Rick Ross backfired and is what made Rick Ross more successful than 50 as an artist:
“Yeah. You can’t beef with people because it’ll scare money away. In the streets you can strong arm people and take money but you can’t do that in the industry.
I feel like beef hurt him. I feel like it helped Ross unite people. That’s why Maybach Music is one of the biggest labels. It just makes sense…Of course, Ross is on his fifth album. And like I said, he’s only getting bigger. This is going to be Ross’ first platinum album. He never went platinum. So when 50 came up, 50 sold 10 million. Then after his first album he just kept on going down. You think 50 could come out and sell 10 million now?”
Of course, 50 Cent didn’t like those comments too much. So naturally, 50 came swinging at French Montana on Twitter:
Of course it wouldn’t be a 50 beef unless it ended in a threat:
I guess French Montana doesn’t care too much that 50 actually has a pretty good record of getting even with those that cross him. He tweeted back:
And although Rick Ross didn’t come for 50 directly for going after one of his artists, he did throw a little shade: