For years, 50 Cent has always felt that everyone that worked with him should not work with any of his rivals. In that same token, 50 Cent felt that anyone who worked with his rivals were against him. When he took his feud with Ja Rule public, there were many other rappers that joined him in taking him out. In the eyes of many fans and to 50 Cent, himself, it appeared as if no one would ever work with Rule again. But, the next year he worked with Fat Joe and Jadakiss.
The union of Ja Rule with Fat Joe and Jadakiss led to 50 Cent dissing all of them. At the time, 50 was the biggest rapper in the game. He felt that whatever he said or did that the rest of the hip hop community was supposed to fall in line. Even when he ended up having trouble against a very upset Fat Joe and Jadakiss, 50 Cent stood by his decision. Following his feuds with them, he began feuding with his own label-mate, Game. He said that he would go after Dr. Dre if he continued to work with him.
One thing that everyone understands is that no one will be on top forever. 50 Cent is just beginning to realize this. For the first time in his career, he struggles to release hit singles. While he is still one of the top rappers in the game, this is clearly the era of Lil Wayne. Dating back to 2007, 50 Cent has disliked Lil Wayne. For starters, he had an issue with Young Buck that stemmed over to him and he ended up collaborating with Ja Rule. During the summer of 2007, a feud broke out between the two rappers.
Despite the ongoing feud with 50 Cent, Lil Wayne reached out more than once to Eminem about possibly recording with him on Tha Carter III. Because he was keeping a low profile, at the time, Eminem never got back with Wayne. However, last year, Eminem came out of hiding and he began working with Drake. Drake just happens to be one of the many artists signed to the label, Young Money, which is run by Lil Wayne. Ever since the summer of 2009, Eminem has been working with Lil Wayne.
The first collaboration between Eminem and Lil Wayne was “Forever.” The song ended up becoming a hit and Em and Wayne have performed the song together on stage many times. There was even an occasion where Eminem and 50 Cent performed “Crack a Bottle” and 50 left the stage to be replaced by Lil Wayne to perform “Forever.” It has become more common to see Eminem with Lil Wayne than it is to see him with 50 Cent. For years, 50 Cent was the only person that Em associated himself with.
50 Cent is the type of person to easily get upset over something like Eminem hanging out with Lil Wayne. It is said that he is highly upset with Eminem for an apparent betrayal. Because of everything that he has done for his career, 50 Cent will not be coming out with a record to diss his one-time ally, Eminem. But, behind the scenes it is said that he and Eminem barely talk. The two rappers are engaged in a behind the scenes feud and they may both be leaving their label, so the chances of them working together again are slim.