50 Cent & Cam’ron Squash Their Beef After Nearly A Decade
Last week, it appears that 50 Cent and Game put aside more than 11 years of bad blood. The head of G-Unit and his onetime multi-platinum protege met in a Los Angeles, California club briefly—in an amicable exchange caught on camera. The terms and status of that bond will be determined. However, the once violent enemies embraced in what is clearly a historic moment.
This week, the Queens, New York superstar put another storied feud to rest. In February of 2007, 50 Cent appeared on Angie Martinez’ HOT 97 radio show. There, one of the “Hip Hop Cash Kings” of the time decried independent artists, specifically at New York’s Koch Records (n/k/a eOne Entertainment). This jab at commercial Hip-Hop appeared to be aimed at a roster that included Jim Jones, Styles P, Tha Dogg Pound, DJ Khaled, The Diplomats, and others. During that conversation, Koch’s CEO Alan Grunblatt and Dipset CEO Cam’ron called in to rebut 50’s claims. On air, Fif’ and Cam’—who had been photographed together years prior as artists within the Sony Records system (signed to Columbia and Epic, respectively) argued. Cam’ron began a famous campaign calling the gangsta rapper by his government name, Curtis. Meanwhile, 50 alleged that former Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records star had fallen on hard times with money. The two fought over financial well-being, with tensions eventually escalating to a shout—requiring Angie to calm both parties.
Within days, 50 released diss video track “Funeral Music” (which would be placed on Young Buck’s Buck The World album). Cam’ron followed with the thematically-titled “Curtis” as a standalone single. 50 would use the intended insult to name his platinum-certified third album.
While Cam’ron—who returned to the major label system in 2009—would wave off tensions in 2011, 50 Cent had been tight-lipped. The MC appeared to be keeping his extending enemies at bay, as he has with Ja Rule and (until last week) The Game. That is now over, as both artists posted separate photos on Instagram of light moments in Fif’s office. 50 Cent also seemingly poked fun at his 2007 remarks, observing that 2016 Cam’ron is doing quite well for himself.
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Notably, around the time 50 Cent and G-Unit Records exited a longtime contract with Interscope Records, Cam’ron and manager Jacob York would sign with the label. The Harlem, New York-based group has still not released an album with the label.
In recent years, 50 Cent has set aside differences with other former foes such as Fat Joe, The LOX, and once-outed G-Unit member Young Buck.