50 Cent sat down for an interview with Los Angeles’ REAL 92.3 radio station to play a game of “The Realest,” where he challenged with answering a series of candid questions. The brief exchange revealed the G-Unit general’s thoughts on Empire and Jay Z’s TIDAL streaming service.
“They did steal the idea,” he said of the hit FOX series. “But the cast, the talent that’s on there, I want to see them be successful. My first film, I worked with Terrence Howard, he’s the leader of the show, I want to see him have success. And then Taraji, she’s cool […] I might have to date her.”
Fif then put on his businessman hat to discuss Jay Z’s heavily-criticized streaming service, TIDAL. Asked why he was not included in the all-star owners roster, 50 referred to the move as an oversight on Hov’s part, as he owns the rights to all of his music and can therefore make it exclusive to any provider.
“Probably could’ve did something more exciting if they reached out, because the people you saw there don’t even own the rights to their music,” he said. “So they can’t say it’s gonna come out TIDAL. It has to go everywhere. So why would you actually buy TIDAL to get something that would be everywhere else?”
Watch 50 Cent’s full interview with REAL 92.3 above.