50 Cent Explains Rift With Dr. Dre
50 and Dr. Dre have competing headphones. Who knew? My guess is that 50 is starting beef just to get some publicity for his Sleek line of Headphones because Beats by Dre is killing it. But what do I know?
Remember when 50 Cent was stirring up trouble on Twitter between him and former mentor Dr. Dre over their competing high-end headphone lines? The G-Unit general has finally let the cat out the bag that it was all a ruse in an upcoming issue of Vibe magazine.
Back in February, 50 Cent claimed that Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre were upset with the budding mogul over his new headphone line Sleek, seen as a direct competitor to Dre’s Beats By Dre line. In a later story, Dre claimed to have never heard of 50’s headphones saying he had “no idea” that there was an issue between the pair.
50 explained to Vibe that the tweet was his unconventional way to get Dr. Dre’s attention. “I have a strong personality, a strong character. And I can be difficult to deal with at certain points because I’m vocal. If you upset Em, he’s just gonna not talk to you. You’re not going to get him in the next room you wanna get him in, “shared 50. He went on to say, “With Dre, the same. He’s not comfortable with friction. That [tweet] is, “Hey look, I’m here. Is everybody still paying attention?” So they go, “Why he say that? Why he say we mad?” Then the meeting happens.”
No word yet if 50’s tactics yielded the desired results but one can only imagine that with 50 dropping a relentless fury of freestyles and making more business power moves that this won’t be the last of it for the attention-hungry star.