In the past months, Rapper 50 Cent has been rather vocal about his troubles with his record label Interscope Records and the “politics” surrounding the music industry. Although most of his antics appeared to be caused by the constant drop of his record sales and the frustration that comes with the loss of relevancy – which usually result into a lack of respect from the record label – his recent comments took a rather grim tone when he stated: “Ill be honest I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer”. This tweet followed previous comments about his label and music industry such as: ‘I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on. I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music” and “Music was so much fun for me now the people and politics involved disgust me.” Is he seeking attention or simply aware of the consequences that come with breaking the Oath of the music business? Here’s an article about Fiddy’s comments.
‘I’m not going to live much longer’: 50 Cent makes macabre death prediction on Twitter
His first album was titled Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
But despite meeting his ambition after raking in tens of millions thanks to his highly profitable career, it seems 50 Cent believes he is heading for an early grave.
For the hip hop star made a series of tweets in which he said he was convinced death was just around the corner.
Fiddy, 36, said: ‘Ill be honest I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer.’
He also insisted he is ‘good if I die tonight.’
It came after he had a lengthy Twitter rant about the state of his career.
He said: ‘I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on. I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music.
‘I’m going to deliver this album then I have a film I wrote to focus on.
‘I’m not upset I’m just convinced this is not how I want to remembered.’
The wealthy star was alluding to his high profile falling out with his record label Interscope.
He has been attacking them in a flurry of internet messages, previously saying: ‘Were suppose to be on the same team with me.
‘Music was so much fun for me now the people and politics involved disgust me.’
Perhaps the reason they are at loggerheads is the rapper’s failure to replicate the sales success he enjoyed earlier in his career.
His 2003 debut album sold a whopping eight millions copies in the US alone, and is the fourth biggest selling rap album of all time.
It’s follow up The Massacre also did well, selling just short of five million copies in the States on its way to going five times platinum.
However 2007′s Curtis only went platinum, with sales of more than 1.3 million, while his most recent album 2009′s Before I Self Destruct fared even worse selling just 446,000 copies.
At least the rapper has been able to enjoy a profitable career away from the world of music.
He is believed to have made $100m after tax after Coca Cola bought the drinks company Glaceau in 2007.
Fiddy, real name Curtis Jackson, had a stake in the company after producing the Vitamin Water drink Formula 50.
- Source: Daily Mail