50 Cent tries to set the record straight on one of his biggest hits.
During a conversation with The Breakfast Club, Fif was asked about the number of songs he wrote for The Game’s 2004 project. The documentary. The hosts list a number of songs that 50 were credited with, including “Higher,” “Hate It or Love It,” and “How We Do.” Fif then leads the conversation to ‘What Up Gangsta’, a standout version of his 2003 debut album Get rich or die trying.
“[The Game] said he wrote ‘What Up Gangsta’. I’m like, ‘Come on, bro. You weren’t even there when we did that. That was before you even came into the picture,” said Fif. ‘… We didn’t know who he was until after that. There is a moment when you [reach] despair and you will say anything.”
Wack 100 previously suggested that “What Up Gangsta” was co-written by The Game, who has been feuding with the G-Unit boss for years. Wack 100 made the comments during a clubhouse conversation in March when someone asked if it was true that 50 had written a slew of songs for The documentary.
“I’m going to talk about something you never talk about,” Wack said, before reciting the chorus to “What Up Gangsta.” “‘What’s up, what’s up with Blood, what’s up with Gangsta.’ Who do you think wrote that? I’ll leave it alone…Brother, just don’t hit his chest.”
You can watch the full 1950s Breakfast Club interview below. He also talks about his love for Houston, his problems with Starz and why he didn’t sign J. Cole.
The episode premiered the same day The Game released its 10th studio album, Drillmatic: heart vs mind. The effort yielded 18 songs, including “Eazy” featuring Kanye West, “No Man Falls” featuring Pusha-T and 2 Chainz, and “Money Cash Clothes” featuring ASAP Rocky. One of the most talked-about pieces, however, was “The Black Slim Shady,” a controversial diss track that referenced Eminem’s daughter.
“So ficky-ficky Slim Shady, please, get up / shoot the fade with me, I’d love to raise these hands,” raps The Game. “I could give you .40 Glock, unarmed / Let the world fall on your head with one arm / Dear Slim, Hailie is with me and she is unharmed – for now.”