50 Cent believes that depression is a luxury – one that people who come from where he comes from can’t afford to partake in.
During a recent interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, 50 explained why he doesn’t subscribe to depression or allow himself to be depressed.
“Certain things I don’t believe in, based on…,” 50 began before switching his thoughts. “I think the things you go through make you who you are. And in my journey, there’s certain things that I don’t even let into my system like that. Like, I think depression is a luxury. Because where I’m from, you can’t afford to be depressed.”
“You gotta pay the bills, right? So you gotta go to work,” he continued. “You gotta get up, gotta go do what you gotta do. You got people right now that’s at work that don’t feel like being there. But they got responsibilities so they feel uncomfortable while they’re working, while they’re doing what they gotta do.”
He concluded: “When these guys get in a slump and they just decide they’re not gonna do anything – I’m like, where they do that at?”
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In the same interview, 50 revealed that he actually wishes his longtime friend and G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo would have blown up instead of him so he could have strictly handled their business deals.
“My solo album took off so big that I just brought them with me,” 50 said. “So it was clear that it was me creating opportunity for everybody else in the crew, but we was all together. I wish it would have been Yayo, because then I coulda did all of the business.”
“If he woulda did what 50 Cent did, then I would have been running the whole thing,” he continued. “It would still be two of us. He’d still be 50 cent as the artist and I’d be the largest asset to us.”
Fif also revealed that he’s linked back up with Dr. Dre to work on a new album after he previously revealed he was planning on dropping new music this year.
“As soon as I said that, I got a text from [Eminem] that he had already spoke to Dre, and that Dre is in there and he got some crazy stuff for me to go hear,” 50 Cent said.
“This is my process: I’ll go make something, what I can find, the best music that I can put my hands on. And when I feel real good about it, I bring it to put pressure on Dre to offer me something. ‘Cause he’ll have something… He’s always had something.”
50 said he plans on releasing the music in 2023, but an exact date has not yet been set.