In 2007, the Southside Jamaica native told SOHH.com, “If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I’ll no longer write music. I’ll write music and work with my other artists, but I won’t put out anymore solo albums.”
Fifty tried public insults and attempted to bully fans into choosing, but he failed considerably on the release date showdown as Yeezy sold just under a million in one week while Fif boasted 691,000 units. Not only did Curtis back out on the bet, he claimed that Def Jam purchased copies for Kanye and that Interscope under-promoted Curtis.
50 released a video titled “Kanye West Gets His Style From The Gays,” on his website after a questionable interview that Kanye did. He also bashed Ye after the Taylor Swift incident. 50 talked about his own stage crash at the Grammys when Evanescence won an award he felt he should have received but Kanye’s crash was unwarranted. Ye and Fif are currently in competition but claim to not be enemies.