Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
3/9/2005 9:55:18 AM
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Rapper 50 Cent, The Game and their respective camps have decided to lay their fake beef to rest and will make a formal announcement at a press conference today (March 9). This morning The Game called into Hot 97 with Angie Martinez to reveal the plans.
"It’s going to be a positive thing for both sides," said Game. “I think it’s so much bigger being that the date is March 9 [Biggie Smalls’ death date]. I’m def doing to do what I got to do...[to be] on a positive note.”
The two will hold the press conference today, coincidentally on the same day Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace was gunned down.
The dispute will be resolved at the Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York at 2:00 pm.
50 Cent will also announce the launch a new foundation, the G-Unity Foundation, which 50 claims will "help people overcome obstacles and make a change for the better in their lives."
“I realized that if I’m going to be effective at that, I have to overcome some of my own," 50 Cent said in a statement today (March 9). Game and I need to set an example in the community.”
Both artists will make charitable donations to the Boys Choir of Harlem and the Compton Unified School District Music Program.
The combined donations are aimed at helping the The Harlem Boys Choir Academy reach their fundraising goal to receive a matching grant.
Slightly over a week ago, 50 Cent booted Game from his G-Unit camp and the ensuing friction resulted in a man affiliated with Game's Black Wall Street label getting shot outside of Hot 97's.
Since, 50 has relaxed his views and extended an olive branch to his former protégée.
Game said that the press conference was such a pressing matter than he was ushered to New York in a private jet.
“I see this as a real opportunity to show the power of our community," Game added. "50 and I are proving that real situations and real problems can be solved with real talk. This can also be seen as a big step for my organization, Black Wall Street, in terms of making a difference. Maybe we can help save some lives…the way rap music saved mine.”
In related news, 50 Cent’s album The Massacre is expected to take the #1 slot on Billboard's Top 200 album charts.
The album moved most 1,000,000 copies in the first four days of being released, thanks in part to the publicity the Queen's, New York rapper's album received due to the shooting.
Remember this incident the next time you hear about something ridiculous happening to a rapper just before the release of an album. Rappers are just like every other celebrity and need the news & media to talk about them to make the public aware of their new release, regardless of what the main topic is. This is known as a publicity stunt, which is common place now-a-days.
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