Saturday, September 10, 2005


50 Cent: "Kanye West Is Successful Because Of Me"

Rugged Rapper 50 Cent has lashed Kanye West for his publicity stunts to generate more popularity in their rivalry.

Of course, I knew that Kanye West went ballistic, because of the ugly pictures of blacks looting in New Orleans and in actual fact, most of the people who were watching the CNN in our house thought New Orleans was in Africa. The African-Americans were looking even darker than many of us on the streets of Africa. I saw one that was looking like one particular tout at the Oshodi Motor Park in downtown Lagos in Nigeria. With weather-beaten gaunt face, goggling eyes, flat cheeks, big mouth that could not be closed and gangling limbs and he was feeding a baby that looked like him. I mean he was so pathetic that we couldn't believe that he was in America.

But, is George W. Bush to blame if these African-American evacuees in New Orleans are looking like refugees in Niger?

America is God's own country, the land of great opportunities and the land of great possibilities. I wonder why Americans still commit crime? In Nigeria, when people commit crime and even kill their victims, we would be screaming to the heavens in lamentations in fear and trembling that it must be the end of the world. And there is no social security in Nigeria.

The American government is giving out $2,000 to every grown up male and female victim of Hurricane Katrina as pocket money and we are saying these Americans are very fortunate. Because, in 2003, bombs in the Nigerian military barracks in Lagos exploded and over 1,000 people were killed in Lagos. But, the Federal Government of Nigeria did not even bother to compensate the victims. In fact, the wicked President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo left the country for holidays in another country in Europe. And no Nigerian KANYE WEST said anything against him. So, we thank God for America for having such a caring President as GEORGE W. BUSH. God loves America.

The news below is from

50 Cent has hit out at Kanye West, claiming his success is just a public reaction against his own gangster rap sound.

50 launched into the unprovoked rant while being interviewed about Mase’s future in G-Unit. Unprompted, he broke off and said: "I feel like Kanye West is successful because of me. After 50 Cent, (hip-hop fans) was looking for something non-confrontational, and they went after the first thing that came along. That was Kanye West, and his record took off."

The rapper, who is currently touring Europe, went on to add: “He puts together witty phrases and he's a great talent as a producer, but I still don't know who Kanye West is when I listen to him."

Hurricane Katrina may have passed, but its impact has had Kanye West taking a stand against US President George Bush. The effects of Katrina have divided US opinion, due mainly to the slow response from the federal government and the way black people have been depicted in devastated areas. West was appearing at a fundraising concert (the Concert for Hurricane Relief that aired on Friday 2 September on TV channel NBC) when he deviated from the pre-written script.

'I hate the way they portray us in the media,' West said, echoing recent sentiment that big media outlets are biased in how they present images of the hurricane victims. 'You see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.' You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.' The controversy is part of the backlash stemming from the US government's slow response in sending aid to New Orleans and an order to curb looting by desperate families, as well as the publishing of pictures showing black people carrying goods away.

'It's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black,' West alleged. 'And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch.'

'I've even been shopping before giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give... The way America is set up [is] to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way - and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!'

West concluded his unscripted comments by saying '[President] George Bush doesn't care about Black people.' NBC quickly cut away from West and censored West's speech out of the West coast rebroadcast which aired three hours later

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