In a birthday video message posted on Instagram to Fiddy, which you can watch below, Marshall Mathers claims that the G-Unit’s rap on ‘Places To Go’ from the 8 Mile soundtrack made him want to throw in the towel in 2002.
”Yo, Fif. First off, I wanna say happy birthday. Secondly, I want to remind you of a verse you did that made me want to quit rapping,” he said.
He then rapped: ”Picture a perfect picture/picture me in the paper/picture me starting shit/picture me busting my gat/picture police man dey ain’t gotta picture of that.
”Where I’m from its a fact/you gotta watch your back/You wear a vest without a gat/you’s a target jack.”
And after finishing the verse from the song, Eminem said: ”Yeah, so, that made me want to stop rapping, for like a long time.”
50 Cent posted the video on his own account and wrote: ”Thank you @eminem you know your still the best in the world to me man, I love you bro.”
Eminem is set to headline this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, which takes place on the weekend of August 25-27 at Richfield Avenue, and Bramham Park.
“I listened to Jay shit, that ‘4:44’,” said Fiddy in a since-deleted Instagram post. “I thought the shit was aight. I liked the shit, but I’m gonna keep it 100 – the shit was a little … the shit was too smart. I felt like I was supposed to be wearing like glasses and shit and like a tie, a fucking sweater around my waist. It was like Ivy League shit.”