According to 50 Cent, depression is a luxury that people from his background cannot afford to enjoy.
In a recent interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, 50 Cent gave his explanation on why he doesn’t believe in or permit himself to experience depression.
“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?”
In the same interview, 50 disclosed that he truly wished G-Unit rapper and lifelong friend Tony Yayo had died instead of him so he could have 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 Ce<strong>50 Cent Opined That Jay-Z Did’nt Want Him to Perform at The Super Bowl Halftime Show</strong>nt 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 his teaming 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.”
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