Fleshing out the ranks of ridiculously candid musicians on Twitter of late, 50 Cent has the blogosphere all a-buzz over comments he made about his expected lifespan (short) and, it seems, his discontent with Interscope Records.
The stream of disgruntled tweets began in force on January 2 with the assertion: “I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on. I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music.” According to Rolling Stone, the rapper has been having issues with Interscope, his label, for a while now. As you may recall, he released a mixtape, The Big Ten, on Facebook for free in December, but Interscope is still waiting on his next album.
He followed up that comment with a string of other statements, including the rather ominous nugget: “Ill be honest I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer. That’s why I started my street king movement. I want to mean more in other peoples lives.” Street King is Fiddy’s energy drink, the sales of which help hungry children. 50 also recently released a novel dealing with the theme of anti-bullying.
Perhaps aware that his previous tweet was a bit dramatic, 50 tweeted on the third, “To be conscious that life is short is not suicidal. I’m good if I die tonight Iv taken care of the people who took care of me when I couldn’t take care my self.”
50 Cent is far from the first celebrity to overshare on the microblogging site. Kanye West is notorious for his rants, Sinead O’Connor (who quit and then rejoined Twitter), has kept us amply abreast of her myriad romantic ups and downs, and singer Kelly Clarkson recently drew some heat for endorsing GOP hopeful Ron Paul.
We’ve reached out to 50 Cent to ask for an interview with regard to his rather dire musings. We’ll let you know if we find out more.
By Brenna Ehrlich
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