Fiddy stands by his views on '4:44'
Following the release of Jay’s surprise 14th album last year, fellow rapper Fiddy hit out at the LP – describing it as ‘golf course music’ and ‘too smart’.
Now, appearing in an interview on US chat show Conan, the ‘In Da Club’ star appears to stand by his initial response. “Hip-hop culture is connected to youth culture,” he said. “The maturity bled off into the material. You look and you go, ‘It’s cool for me in my car, I’m listening to it,’ but the kids…I don’t see them listening to it.”
Fiddy elaborated by saying that it feels like Jay is “talking down” to the younger generation, claiming that he felt like Carlton Banks from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air while listening.
The rapper said he hasn’t yet had a conversation with the ’99 Problems’ icon, adding: “That’s how I feel Jay,” as he looked straight to the camera.
Elsewhere on the show, Fiddy compared Kanye West to Donald Trump. Discussing the idea that Trump borrows elements of rap culture in his attitude, Fiddy agrees by saying “he never takes responsibility” for his actions.
“I think this is a big part of building self-esteem,” Fiddy said, referring to Kanye. “It’s just built astronomically high. You see yourself as the greatest of everything.”
Last year, 50 cent claimed that Donald Trump’s team offered him $500,000 to make an appearance as part of the U.S. president’s 2016 election campaign.