Not every rapper is the same when it comes to starting or finishing beefs. Some of them avoid beefs at all costs, squashing them as soon as they come up. Others seem to start a beef at the smallest drop of a hat that can last for years.
50 Cent might not be the rapper with the most beefs, but he’s certainly up there on that list. Here are ten of the rapper’s most infamous beefs.
Versus Ja Rule
50 Cent and Ja Rule’s beef wasn’t really like other industry beefs; these guys seriously hated one another. Before they started exchanging shade on public records and before they took it to the music world, they got in physical fights more than once.
50 Cent actually opened up about him and Ja Rule’s conflicts in his biography, and the origins go back before their music started.
The Beef’s Beginnings
According to his biography, one of his friends robbed Ja Rule’s chain. Ever since then, Ja Rule had a serious beef with 50 Cent.
The beginnings of the beef lasted for years to come. In 2000, when the two performed together, they were found fighting in a hotel parking lot. It also included beefs back and forth on tracks, including, “Wanksta,” “Clap Back,” and “Hail Mary.”
That said, the two seem to be okay now.
Versus Jimmy Iovine
50 Cent and Jimmy Iovine used to get along fine before things took a turn for the worse. It’s not clear exactly what happened that started their drift. At some point, 50 Cent threatened to leak Dr. Dre’s next single, and that’s where things got really out of hand.