50 Cent Says Jay-Z was Internationally ‘Unknown’ Until He Wed Beyonce

via Contact Music

50 CENT has taken a sly swipe at rap rival JAY-Z, insisting the 99 PROBLEMS hitmaker was a “no one” until he wed BEYONCE KNOWLES.

Superstar Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, wed the Bootylicious beauty in April (08), and 50 Cent claims it was their union – not the rap mogul’s music – that raised his profile on the international scene.
He says, “I’m a big fan of Jay-Z, but outside of the States and hip-hop circles, no one really knew who he was until he married Beyonce.”

The In Da Club rapper has also disputed reports that Jay-Z is worth an estimated $1 billion (GBP540 million), but is adamant he’s not jealous of his fortune.
He adds, “I don’t believe he’s worth that much! It’s all been exaggerated. I’m comfortable. I don’t want for anything so I’m not in a race.”

50 Cent recently topped Forbes magazine’s poll as the biggest earning hip-hop star of 2008, making $150 million (GBP81 million) in the last 12 months, compared to Jay-Z, who came second with $82 million (GBP44 million).

3 thoughts on “50 Cent Says Jay-Z was Internationally ‘Unknown’ Until He Wed Beyonce

  1. 50 is famous than Jay-z to say the truth.I am from africa, and i can say almost everyone knows fiddy.The in da club beat was everywhere here in africa.You talk about southern,eastern,western africa,everywhere.And fiddy’s fortun has come up so quick.Alot of rappers are struggling to be like him,so please leave him alone.He is a real hustler big time.Untill now pple here in Africa are still playing in da club.Jay-z is the one who is jealous with Fiddy.Go fiddy so young and rich and stable.Besides,Jay-z has a record of bankrupt. So please stop hating fiddy just mind your business.

  2. 50 is famous than Jay-z to say the truth.I am from africa, and i can say almost everyone knows fiddy.The in da club beat was everywhere here in africa.You talk about southern,eastern,western africa,everywhere.And fiddy’s fortune to say the truth is has come up so quick.Alot of rappers are struggling to be like him,so please leave him alone.He is a real hustler big time.

  3. As an Aussie I would like to tell 50 Cent to put own the crack pipe. He must be trippin to think this. 50 Cent would be NOTHING without his 1 hit wonder (In Da Club) here in Australia. Apart from that, he’d struggle to sell us fucking Vegemite.

    Sure he’s played some of the biggest venues in town here, but Jay-Z would easilly pull those same people, people who have been listening to his albums for years. This statement is just wrong.

    Though I did also notice 50 chillin on his Aussie made ride in that pic. Nice.

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