Unless 50 Cent changes his mind, we’re all safe until about … the day after the 2010 VMAs. 50 — who has made quite an impact on Twitter in recent weeks with his outlandish posts — says he’s taking a break from social networking until Monday, the day after the big show.
When we spoke to him in Detroit last week as he, along with his G-Unit soldiers Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, joined Eminem and Jay-Z’s Home and Home concerts at Comerica Park, Fif explained to MTV News the reason for his tweeting hiatus.
“I just had to give it a break because I had to go back to writing. Writing my record,” he said.
“Concentrate on the music, picking the right things.”
On Twitter, 50 said he previewed some of his new material for Eminem, and the ones Slim Shady told him to play over and over are the songs he’s keeping. The multiplatinum mogul has been getting an abundance of beats to choose from.
“A lot of producers send stuff that’s interesting,” he said. “To me, it inspires me to write with different cadences, see a different style. I don’t want the record to sound like old material. I want it to sound like something new. They all go, ‘Oh, Fif, we want that Get Rich or Die Tryin’. They do the same thing to Jay-Z, [but] if you want the old one, buy the old one. If you want the new material that the artist is inspired to write, check it out.
“I sat with Swizz [Beatz]; I’mma try to get in with him. Don’t even be surprised if you hear me and Kanye, just talented artists — period. I’mma collaborate and make a monster this time. Ain’t nobody off limits to me in my head. If creatively they have something they feel is something for the project, I’m with it.”
The Queens MC doesn’t have a release date yet for his new LP. Instead, the Unit’s focus has been heavily on their “Punch Line King,” Lloyd Banks. Lloyd dropped a new record called “See Me Bright” just this past Friday and, like Kanye West, he’s promising new music every week on the same day. Banks’ The Hunger for More 2 comes out November 23