50 vs. Jay-Z
Another frenemy to 50. They appeared in the early 2000s promoting their own sneaker, which at the time was unheard of for rappers. But subliminal disses are littered within their songs. See Jay-Z’s “Its Hot” or 50’s joke single “How to Rob”.
50 vs. Nas
The most shocking diss within “Piggy Bank” was the slander of the legend Nas. Nas was a supporter of 50 but that dissolved after 50 called the icon a sucker for lover and insinuating he slept with his then wife Kelis.
50 vs. Diddy
The best way to describe 50’s relationship with Diddy would be called “frenemies”. Diddy jumped on 50’s remix to “I Get Money”. But whenever someone asks 50 about Diddy’s music he’ll always say it sucks.
50 vs. Young Buck
Another deserter from the G-Unit camp was their southern representative, Young Buck. Like Game, Buck’s debut Straight Outta Cashville went platinum. Money issues (bankruptcy) and not being loyal to 50 (with beefs) led to him being kicked out of G-Unit.
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50 vs. Cam’ron
The Harlem native had beef with 50 after he spoke ill about his independent label, Diplomat Records, on air in New York City. Cam called in and began to ridicule the sales of the artists underneath G-Unit’s label in comparison to his artists who sold well with no major label backing.
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50 vs. Fat Joe
At one point in time it seemed like it was 50 versus all of New York. Fat Joe was another enemy to 50. Look no further to the diss track “Piggy Bank” or even better the music video. Depicting Joey Crack as a slob is not the best way to gain allies.
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50 vs. Rick Ross
By Ross’ account, 50 looked at him the wrong way at an awards show. Rick Ross released “Mafia Music” dissing the G-Unit boss. 50 then began to release to cartoons dissing Ross’ past as a correctional officer. The most disrespectful shot in the battle was when 50 recruited one of the mothers of Rick Ross’ kids to slander his name.
50 vs.The Game
The falling out between Game and 50 is one of the more memorable spats in hip-hop. While a member of G-Unit at the time, Game’s The Documentary was a classic with 50 as executive producer. Disputes about money, royalties and questions about loyalty made 50 kick Game out. 8 years later they still hate one another.
50 vs. Jadakiss
Piggy bank didn’t just come at Joey, but also the most respected member of The Lox, Jadakiss. The music video had Jada as a ninja turtle. Kiss then went on the offensive with the memorable diss track “Checkmate”.
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50 vs. Kanye West
More of a publicity stunt than actual beef but, 50 and Ye’s 3rd albums were set to be released on the same day. 50 said he would retire if Kanye beat him in album sales. Kanye won in a landslide while Fif reneged.
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With 50 Cent’s anti bullying novel in the works, hip-hop heads have their collective eyebrows raised. Bullying other rappers is 50 Cent’s calling card and could be argued that it is the reason why he is so successful in the rap game. 50’s antics have hurt other artists’ sales and on more than one occasion killed their careers. Take a look at some of the stars that 50 has taken on.