After selling millions of records through Interscope, it looks as if the future of the relationship between 50 Cent and the major recording label is hazy.
“I don’t know,” 50 told MTV News when asked if he would ink back with Interscope once his five-album deal was fulfilled. “It will all be clear in the negotiations following me turning this actual album in. And, of course, the performance and how they actually treat the work will determine whether you still want to stay in that position or not.”
While Fifty played it cool in his interview with MTV, last week he seemed upset with the efforts of Interscope and took to Twitter to air them out.
“I’m sorry to announce I will not be releasing a new album this year if we don’t get on the same page.” Soon after, he tweeted: “My whole career iv been doing sh– and they have been playing catch up this is the last f—ing album THEY BETTER WAKE UP AND WORK.”
Later that evening Fif couldn’t wait on the label any longer so he released his new street single “Outlaw.”
“It’s not necessarily [Dr.] Dre or [chairman] Jimmy [Iovine]; it’s more the guys that they pass the responsibilities on to,” 50 told MTV News the next day. “It takes longer for people, because they’ll be like, ‘OK, we’re gonna do this and we’re gonna do that,’ and the building will start having those conversations, but they’re not actually moving at that point.
“They’re behind it, but to get everybody moving at the same beat and moving at the same pace is the object,” he added. “That was what the goal was even writing that statement and releasing the song.”
What do you think? Now that 50’s contract is up and he seems unhappy, will he sign to a new record company?