The beginning of 50 Cent’s musical career was wrapped around drama. 50 reveled in the thought of pouncing on hapless emcees for sheer amusement. He was always deeply entrenched in some kind of beef, simply because he enjoyed the thought of walking away unscathed. In the early 2000s, 50 undoubtedly provided a jolt back into New York rap because of his gangsta persona. It was a breath of fresh air. Ask anyone — he helped restore prominence to the city of Gotham. Now, years later, 50 is richer and wiser. He’s no longer salivating for beef, unless tested like his incident with Meek Mill, earlier this year. Other than that, he has been on his best behavior. Take a look at some of the beefs that 50 squashed over the years.
50 Cent and T.I. tangoed a couple of years ago when the ATL rapper was undergoing his court case with his wife Tiny.
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me. We ain’t gonna do that,” said T.I. in his cover issue with Vibe.
Of course, 50 Cent responded on Twitter and said:
“Man I just saw something T.I said in VIBE about a tweet I wrote when he caught his drug case. He just got out a jam and caught a new one. Any other time a n*gga done. Get caught with 10 machine gun an silencer then catch a drug charge. You will f*ck around and get natural life.”
Fif continued: “This boy got a get outta jail FREE card. Don’t get emotional over your lady. It a get you in some sh*t you don’t want to be in. If U can get 5 years easy 4 some sh*t and I’m the support of my family. Why would it be wrong if ya lady had to take probation? Sh*t she ballin to lol”
The two would later talk things out, courtesy of a mutual friend.
“We got mutual friends and I was actually in conversation with one of them, and they were around him,” 50 explained on the conversation he had with T.I. “I didn’t tell him to get [T.I.] on the phone and [T.I.] didn’t tell him to get me on the phone.”
Who can forget when Jadakiss scrapped with 50 Cent in some heated lyrical warfare? After Jadakiss and Fat Joe were featured on Ja Rule’s “New York” record, that caught 50’s attention. 50 hated the fact that they were teaming up with his sworn enemy, Ja. Later, the Queens rapper clapped back with “Piggybank”, which was aimed at Jadakiss and Fat Joe. Jada returned the volley and destroyed 50 on “Checkmate.”
Luckily, harmony was restored when 50 went up to Yonkers to see Jadakiss and Styles P. Ultimately, 50 landed Jada on his track “Irregular Heartbeat.”
Like Jadakiss, Fat Joe got caught in the eye of the storm. The two traded jabs for years, and things even got personal to the point that 50 dedicated a mixtape to Fat Joe with Elephant in the Sand. Sadly, it took the demise of their mutual mentor, Chris Lighty, to bring both rappers together in 2012. Since then, the two have embraced each other warmly with 50 co-signing Joe’s infectious tune “All the Way Up” on Instagram. The two even posed together in a couple of flicks this year.