November 22, 2007 07:46:00 GMT
50 Cent thinks that his fake rival Kanye West did the right thing when he decided to perform shortly after his mom's death.
Once it was cleared out that his rivalry with Kanye West was mere publicity stunt, 50 Cent offers his condolences to the buddy. The rapper thinks Kanye is doing the right thing by back performing not long after his mother passed away.
"That's really an unfortunate situation and I hope he can work his way through it," 50 said in an interview. "It's good to see him actually touring. You can work your way back into a comfortable space where you can deal with those situations."
He had also shared an example that being on stage can overcome the sadness of losing the loved ones. He once advised his friend and fellow singer Lloyd Banks to go back performing when Banks' father died. "I was telling him, `You need to go back and do what you need to do,' and he thought maybe I was a little insensitive," he said. "But I can definitely understand how that's a huge loss, and how that would be."
"And then (Kanye's) relationship with his mom had a lot more depth to it than a lot of people's," 50 added. "He was real close to his mom. I hope that he can work his through his way through it ... if you're active, you'll find reasons to smile, reasons to be happy."
Donda West died of suspected surgery complication on November 10. A week later, Kanye had his first performance after the death in Paris whereupon he broke down in tears while trying to finish a tribute song 'Hey Mama'.
50 himself has lost his mother while still very young, while not knowing who his father is. His then 23-year-old mom was murdered in drugs-related issue.