AceShowbiz - 50 Cent has joined the latest hip-hop debate on whether Jay-Z or Eminem had a bigger impact on the industry. Taking to social media, the "In Da Club" rapper said that he doesn't think that Hov's impact is bigger than Em's.
Fif came to the defense of his mentor after former NBA player Jamal Crawford claimed that Jay-Z has had a greater impact on hip-hop than the Detroit rapper. During his appearance on Shaquille O'Neal's "The Big Podcast", Jamal brought up Hov and Em's impact on hip-hop industry.
"Jay-Z's effect on hip-hop is bigger than any album sales that Eminem will have. That's just how it goes," Jamal told Shaquille. In response, the 50-year-old podcast host said, "That's a good point."
The comment quickly sparked a debate on social media. After the podcast video was reposted on the Hip-Hop Wolf's Instagram account, 50 Cent shut down Jamal's claim that Shawn Carter is more influential than Marshall Mathers. "ha bulls**t," the "Power" co-creator wrote alongside a sneezing emoji.
50's response shouldn't come as a surprise. Fif has remained a loyal friend to Em since he signed him to his Shady Records label two decades ago. Moreover, earlier this month, the 47-year-old Queens rapper suggested that Hov still dislikes him.
In an interview with media personality Big Boy, Fiddy reflected on almost being left out of the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime show because he isn't Jay-Z's "cup of tea." Jay-Z serves as the NFL's Live Music and Entertainment strategist. "I got the call before the [Super Bowl Pepsi] ad went out. I wasn't in the ad because of, Jay-Z and them was putting it together," he recalled, "So I think they still harbor some energy towards me."
50 later mentioned a conversation with Eminem where he learned that Eminem wouldn't perform without him. He shared, "With N.O.R.E, [Jay-Z] had communication, he said, 'Yeah, I talked to the big homie, he was telling me the white boy [Eminem] wouldn't do it without 50.' Right? And that's when I start saying crazy stuff, I look and I go, 'Oh, now that's your big homie.' "
50 also revealed that he has plans to continue Eminem's legacy, confirming that he's turning Em's "8 Mile" into a series inspired by Will Smith's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". He said in the podcast interview, "I'm gonna bring 8 Mile to television. It's gonna be big. I'm working. I ain't got no duds. I'm battin' a hunnid."