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50 Cent’s New Battle With Record Label: Lupe Fiasco, Ciara, Big Boi, OutKast in the Same Boat

Wed., Jan. 4, 2012 9:46 AM EDT
by Nicholas Robinson

It’s no secret that 50 Cent has been having troubles with his label, Interscope. He previously complained that the label was mishandling the release and promotion of his as-yet-untitled fifth studio album. But now, after a period of peace between artist and label, things between 50 Cent and Interscope have apparently gone downhill, with 50 recently announcing that he wants to leave Interscope.

50 revealed the news on New Year’s Eve via Twitter, while discussing the difficulty he was having working with his Interscope team.

“My next album is great. It’s [a] shame the hardest people to work with were suppose[d] to be on the same team with me. SK,” tweeted 50. “I’m not doing any press for this album. I worked really hard on it my music speaks for itself. I may put out another mixtape for fun. SK. Music was so much fun for me now the people and politics involved disgust me …”

On Jan. 2, 50 took things a step further, posting a number of emotional tweets regarding his strained relationship with Interscope.

“I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on. I have nothing left to say. I will not be promoting my music,” tweeted 50. “I’m going to deliver this album then. I have a film I wrote to focus on. I’m not upset, I’m just convinced this is not how I want to be remembered.”

There’s still no release date for 50’s upcoming album, but it is expected to hit stores during the first quarter of 2012, with our without 50’s support. 50 isn’t the only artist who’s having label woes. Check out our list of four other artists who are battling their labels below. –nicholas robinson

 

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  • aries

    please, what can we do to get Outkast back out there. is there a petition somewhere i can sign. i am so sick of jay z, kanye, lil wayne and all these other people. i heard ms. jackson the other day, and i almost went crazy. they talk about real issues and tell stories in their music. help, outkast, i need new music. lol:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elle-Bee/100001726271675 Elle Bee

    poor 50 lol my guess is the label feels he can’t compete and is not equipped to sell records right now and they are right, the exec’s know he wont make them any money so why pay to do his PR. 50 is right too if he goes out promoting himself in the press that just comes out as looking desperate! 50 holla at me i’ll do your PR for you if you’re reading this. Oh and don’t put Outkast in the same boat as you because if they announced a final concert at the Kodak theater tomorrow that sh*t would be sold out in a day. What 50 needs to do is stfu and fall back a little. wayne will be a has-been in no time :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Denise-Durante-Spinner/100002730990998 Carol Denise Durante-Spinner

    Keep your head up 50!!!  It will all work out!!!  I love you!!!