50 Cent Talks About His Potential Appearance On Verzuz Amid Claims It’s Outlived Its Purpose! As people get ready for the next possible rounds of the Verzuz battles, there have been discussions about what ‘the powers that be’ are up to. Even as several artists give their views about the possibility of making appearances, 50 Cent has now come out to give his take on the music-centered online show.
However, gone are the days when we would find ourselves bored in the house like was the case during quarantine at such a time last year when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak forcing the world to go on lockdown. Though there are still some restrictions in place, the world is slowly adjusting to the new normal now that vaccines are now here as well.
Now that a big part of the world is no longer under lockdown, 50 Cent doesn’t see the purpose of Verzuz. While appearing virtually with The Morning Hustle the rap mogul discussed his potential participation in the series following Fat Joe’s recent statement that he’d only do a Verzuz if it was with Fifty Cent.
“I thought Verzuz was something we did when we was stuck in the house. Look, as soon as we got out of the house and we come back outside, I was like, Verzuz didn’t make sense to me,” said the rapper. One of the hosts made a suggestion that maybe artists could take Verzuz on the road and still make money, but 50 Cent wouldn’t hear any of it.
“The reason why—the Verzuz part, to me, because of how it came, I looked at it like…Verzuz showed up and was the hottest thing. I was paying attention to it and watching it like everybody else. This is when D-Nice is like, the only DJ on the planet, right?” he added while laughing. “This is like, COVID, this is crazy, what are we doing, we’re just looking and trying to figure out what we’re doing next.
“Soon as we come back outside I’m like, I don’t know why we’re still doing [Verzuz]. I think when they did the Jeezy, Gucci Mane [Verzuz], I think that that was desperation on Jeezy‘s part trying to sell a record.” When asked if he was convinced that the promotion ploy worked, he answered, “No, the record didn’t sell.”
“But I think that’s what that was leading up to it because they looked at how much a catalog would sell and how much exposure you’ll have ’cause he was releasing a record at that point. Other than that, I don’t know why you would do that.” Check out 50 Cent’s full interview with The Morning Hustle below.