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Tensions between 50 Cent and Steve Stoute have been building (and not for the first time) lately when Fiddy confronted Steve at a Knicks game for comments he made about him on Hot 97. The Queens rapper addressed the topic in two separate interviews this week, and gave two very different answers.

Sitting down with MTV’s Rob Markman, 50 played his cards close to his chest. He joked that he basically told Steve what he said wasn’t very nice and he wanted an apology (giving the clean version, of course). He also discussed their history and recalled the time Steve allegedly advised him against signing with Eminem.

During his interview with Complex News, however, Curtis wasn’t scared to let the safety off. He warned Steve that he is “getting closer to actually getting his ass whooped,” giving a detailed account of what a right hook from Curtis Jackson would look like. Despite his not-so-subtle threat, 50 claims that he is simply responding to, not provoking Steve, and believes he is unfairly portrayed as the “bully” in these situations.

Do we say, “Good for him!”? If I smack the fire out of him in front of everybody at Madison Square Garden. WOW! When you see his skin damn near come off the side of his head. Does anyone say, “Good for him!”? Or do they go, “Oh man, why 50 do that? He bully him.”

Watch both interviews after the jump…



Freddie Gibbs’ split from Young Jeezy and CTE Records in 2012 was not amicable. Since their fallout, the Gary, Indiana native has kept quiet for the most part, refusing to speak on his brief period signed to Jeezy and what caused their separation. On March 18, Gibbs and producer Madlib will be releasing their collaborative Piñata LP, and on the record “Real,” Freddie speaks out on The Snowman for the first-time on wax.

During a concert at Chicago’s Metro, Freddie Gibbs debuted the diss song featuring plenty of scathing words towards Jeezy.

“You wanna be Jay Z, ni**a you just a fu**ing puppet”
“You say you’re the realest but Ross had you scared to drop a diss record”
“You had the whole team looking weak, I guess that’s why they ran up on you at BET”
“Seen Gucci by himself when we were 30 deep at Magic and you didn’t bust a brick”

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This is not a diss to Frank Ocean, so slow down before you start throwing shade at us. But Frank’s reasoning behind his decision to pull out of an upcoming Chipotle campaign is a bit peculiar.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ocean entered an agreement with the Mexican food chain to create a song for an upcoming Chipotle ad campaign that advocates local and sustainably-sourced food, while warning of the dangers of industrial farming. Frank reportedly saw a version of the commercial that was about 80% finished and was paid $212,500 to produce the song, which was half of his fee. However, after catching wind that the final version would have a Chipotle logo, the singer backed out.

To his defense, Ocean’s lawyers say: “When Frank was asked to participate in this project, Chipotle’s representatives told him that the thrust of the campaign was to promote responsible farming. There was no Chipotle reference or logo in the initial presentation, and Chipotle told Frank that was an intentional element of the campaign,” the letter said. “Frank was also promised that he’d have the right to approve the master and all advertising.”

However, the chain claims that this is completely false and not the agreed-upon terms at all. They have since replaced Frank with Fiona Apple and are suing the singer for the lump-sum paid plus additional damages.

Check out what Frank put on his Tumblr account in response below…


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It was a pretty routine evening at MSG last night — by that I mean the Knicks lost their fifth game in a row, falling 126-103 to the Warriors. One slice of entertainment, however, came from courtside when 50 Cent appeared to confront Steve Stoute. The two have, shall we say, history (Stoute dropped Fiddy from Sony/Columbia back in 2000 following his shooting), but just this week, Stoute appeared on Hot 97 and passed a few not-so-flattering comments about Curtis Jackson:

50 hasn’t had a hit in a really long time. He has not made anything musically that has changed anything in a very really long time. I feel like he’s always gearing up for something that never happens.

You’re a brave man, Steve, we’ll give you that.

Check out another photo after the jump…


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Having recently left rehab after completing his court-ordered 90-day anger management treatment, Chris Brown’s focus is firmly back to music; just over the weekend he announced the release date (May 5) for his forthcoming X album and dropped a new track off his joint LP with Tyga, Fan of a Fan 2. But it appears Breezy is still caught up in some drama. Yesterday he accused his former manager Tina Davis of leaking music off his new album and refusing to return his back up hard drive.

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Chris has since deleted the tweet, but later wrote, “Snakes in the grass….. Just stay positive.” Davis responded to his claims on Twitter by writing, “Trace it! Find out where it originated from… RCA can do that for you. Then send a defaming tweet out on who really did it.” She, too, deleted her tweet.

Tina Davis managed Chris Brown since the start of his career before parting ways earlier this year. Breezy is now represented by Def Jam VP of A&R, Bu Thiam.

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Longtime Wu-Tang family member Shyheim The Rugged Child turned himself in yesterday for charges relating to fatal hit-and-run car accident. Police say Shyheim Franklin was driving on New Year’s Day when he ran a red light and killed a 29-year-old bakery worker (Felipe Avila). The now 36-year-old rapper turned himself in to police on Wednesday in connection with the New Brighton accident. Shy is also facing a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a class D felony. At the time of his arrest, the NY rapper was out on $10,000 bail following his April 2013 arrest on gun and drug possession charges.

Rapper Shyheim Franklin Arrested After New Year’s Day Hit-And-Run Death


Complex Magazine‘s published audio of a phone call between Wale and editor Insanul Ahmed has sparked debate on topics ranging from…Was Wale justified to be made that his album The Gifted was left off of Complex’s Albums of the Year list? Did Complex break some ethical, legal or cultural code by recording Wale’s call and then publishing the audio? Did Wale cross the line when he threatened physical violence against the Complex staff? Did Wale ask for the conversation to be “off the record.” Was this a publicity stunt by Wale? Was Wale baited into providing juicy web fodder by Complex? And so on and so forth…

Now, I understand how many fans think posting the audio was a violation of Wale’s trust. But as someone who has seen writers and editors at magazine become victims of physical violence over everything from unflattering illustrations to leaked album details…I have a zero tolerance stance on threats of violence as a recourse to any editorial beef. Especially when artists have their own set of powerful public tools to contest any media outlet’s platform.

Now Complex definitely benefited from the debacle, but Wale and his MMG crew can freeze out Complex from future projects if they want. And there’s always the possibility that other artists will be wary of confiding in Complex writers without blanketing everything with “strictly off the record.” Which is probably a savvy move whenever any artist wants to get real. Either way, with all the speculation from fans and “twitter experts on everything,” here are a couple points to include…

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Leave Wale off your end-of-year list, and receive an angry phone call full of threats. That’s what Complex Magazine discovered on Wednesday afternoon as the MMG rapper phoned Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed and expressed his outrage that The Gifted wasn’t included on their list of 50 Best Albums of 2013. Folarin’s emotions escalated over the three-minute call as he accused Complex of holding a personal bias and favoring albums like Juicy J’s Stay Trippy over his, before threatening physical violence.

I swear to God I’ll come to that office and start knocking n****s the f*ck out. Alright. I’ll see y’all tomorrow. Get the security ready.

We’re not going to sit here and pretend like this kind of thing hasn’t been happening since the dawn of hip-hop journalism, but threatening a publication and its staff for not giving your music love is no laughing matter. Come on, Wale.

Listen to the audio after the jump…


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What would an Eminem album be without a few lyrical darts being launched? On The Marshall Mathers LP 2 track, “Asshole,” Asher Roth found himself on the wrong end of Em’s pen as he rapped, “Quit actin’ salty, I was countin’ on you to count me out / Ask Asher Roth when he round-a-bout dissed me to shout me out / Thought I was history / But goddamn, honkey, that compliment’s like backhanding a donkey.”

The diss left more than a few fans scratching their heads. The likely perpetrator — “As I Em” — came out four years ago. And there was no sign of any shade thrown at Shady on Asher’s latest mixtape, The GreenHouse Effect Vol. 2. Even Roth himself was a little puzzled. “I really don’t know. You’ll have to ask him,” he told Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg during a recent appearance on Hot 97.

Ash went on to explain how “As I Em” was simply him trying to demonstrate how the comparisons to Eminem were stupid (which they were) while paying tribute to the self-proclaimed Rap God.

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Despite calling a Hot Boys reunion in 2 Chainz’s “Used 2” video, it appears all is not well between Turk and his former colleagues. In a video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, the ex-Cash Money rapper calls out Lil Wayne, Birdman, Slim, Mannie Fresh and co. for not being supportive during his times of hardship, particularly following the recent death of his father. He claims that he reached out to his old crew, but failed to get a response. “Y’all showed me on too many occasions,” he said. “But right now, this the last straw.”

Hear Turk’s message after the jump…


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