Rapper 50 Cent from what we can see, keeps himself busy with many endeavors. However, when he showed interest in working and mentoring teen rapper Chief Keef many were surprised. In an interview with Hartford, Connecticut’s HOT 93.7, 50 Cent spoke directly on his efforts to help Keef and the reason why.
“I actually was attracted to the Chief Keef thing. Cause I was like, ‘I can help him. I know what to do. Just do this.’ He didn’t listen…He’s a man…So, when I talk to him, [he] don’t have to take it. I’m not his father. That’s his business. It’s certain things that I look at and go ‘If you play your hand this way, you can be good. If you go them other ways, you gon’ have a hard time.’ And them bumps in the road they’re there for you. It’s not like you exempt.”
50 and Keef share something similar when it comes to their music careers and feuds. That may be on of the reason 50 was interested in mentoring Keef.
Fifty went on to talk about the advice he’s given to other artists like Keef as he discussed the evolution that can occur when an artist eventually stops being conscious of their actions and surroundings.
“Chief Keef’s project is the 50 Cent project,” he revealed. “It’s the same project. In the beginning, he’s completely influenced by the environment. That’s the nightmare. He’s gonna go through what actually happened. And he’s gonna get bumped around. If you catch on and you start to actually say, ‘What’s the [roof] of the situation? I want to be at the highest point I can actually take it in this actual situation.’ And you stop being conscious of your actions and things that’s going on around you then you can actually evolve into something significant.”