On April 18th of this year, the rapper tweeted his intentions to put out a single from his new album, but never did. 50 explained to MTV News on Friday that he eventually decided to work with thelabel on the release.
“So I had the record I was ready to launch, and we sat down and everybody talked. What happens is, there are a lot of people involved in my actual launch, because it’s three parties; it’s Shady, then you got Aftermath, then you got Interscope, and then you got me on my end.
So by the time we got to go sit down with [Interscope chairman] Jimmy [Iovine], we talked a little bit, and then I ended up having to go see Dre, because we had the little issue, the confusion about the Twitter stuff,” referring to arguments 50 Cent had with Dre and Jimmy Iovine via Twitter previously.
“We sat down, we cleared that up, me and Dre, and then we sad, “Let’s just get back to the music and do what we do,” Fif said. “Immediately after, we wrote a song together called ‘The Psycho’; it’s Dre’s next single.”
Although the rapper made peace with his partners, events took a turn after his single was not released and he could subsequently not play at Hot 97′s annual Summer Jam concert in New Jersey in early June. On Thursday, 50 released his new song “Outlaw” and tweeted:
“Ok I tried to be cool with my record company. went to the meeting talk to everyone and sh– feels like there moving in slow motion.”
Fif also added that he would not put out an album this year unless he and Interscope got “on the same page,” but made it clear exactly who he holds accountable.
“It’s not necessarily Dre or Jimmy; it’s more the guys that they pass the responsibilities onto. It takes longer for people, because they’ll be like, ‘Ok. we’re gonna do this and we’re gonna do that,’ and the building will start having those conversations, but they’re not actually moving at that point.”