Former Roc-A-Fella Records head honcho Dame Dash chimed in on the feud between rapper 50 Cent and industry mogul Steve Stoute. Sharing his thoughts via an Instagram post, Dash made it known that he was no fan of Stoute and called the music industry heavyweight “wack,” “corny” and “dangerous.”
“Ha! … Steve Stoute stays getting punked … but I have to agree with 50 on this one … he is one of the most dangerous people in our culture … he makes artist from our culture make themselves corny by working for corporate so he can personally gain … he’s wack and he makes everyone around him look wack … beware.”
The feud started about two months ago, after Stoute made some not-so-flattering comments regarding 50’s place amongst the most influential figures in hip-hop. Stoute was asked why the G-Unit founder wasn’t included on his most influential list and he replied, “He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time. He has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time,” he says. “I feel like he’s always gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully, now that he’s independent and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content can get on the air. I don’t know.”
50 responded initially by releasing a video that edited clips from one of Stoute’s interviews with a famous scene from the movie Juice. In the film Tupac Shakur’s character, Bishop, pulls a gun on his friend-turned-foe, Q, played by Omar Epps, while in an elevator.
Shortly thereafter, 50 and Stoute were spotted having what appeared to be a heated conversation at a New York Knicks game.