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50 Cent on Drake vs. Jay Z: ‘It’s just getting started’

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A potential Jay Z and Drake rivalry has been the subject of tremendous buzz among hip-hop fans since the release of “We Made It,” a freestyle featuring Jay Z and Jay Electronica. On the track Jay Z referenced Drake’s comments from a recent Rolling Stone interview in which Drake criticized Jay’s recent tendency to reference expensive artwork in his rhymes. On the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” 50 Cent spoke about a budding rivalry between hip-hop’s most famous icon and its biggest young superstar.

“I think it’s just getting started because we didn’t actually hear any verses or rap from Drake,” 50 Cent says. “But you know what? It’s interesting. I think you’re supposed to rap about things that are in your actual life. But those are laws that were a part of our culture when I actually came in and fell in love with it. But it’s old school.”

Drake shared his opinion on Jay’s art fixation in the Rolling Stone interview, stating that he wasn’t a fan of the recent correlations between rappers and high art. “It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references,” Drake said in the article. “I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”

On “We Made It,” Jay raps: “Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk. Silly me, rappin’ ‘bout s— that I really bought.”

Fans and media immediately interpreted the line as a direct jab at “Drizzy Drake,” but the Young Money star has yet to respond to Jay’s line. 50 says Drake should say something.

“I think I would respond to it,” he says. “I don’t know. It depends. Sometimes it has to be the right timing surrounding the response.”

50 even speculated that the feud could lead to an even bigger rift, given who Jay is married to and who Drake is supposedly dating currently.

“You’ve got to see what kind of lines would come out, relationship-wise,” 50 Cent says. “It might actually create a separation here, people, where there’s the team [Rihanna] and Drake on one side and Jay and [Beyoncé] on the other side.”