Fresh on the heels of his groundbreaking new song, 50 Cent has decided to represent himself in a totally different & unexpected way. This time he talks about why he rules, and why everyone else sucks. Wait, thats what he's always done? Ah, well... The reason this time? Books. In an interview with XXL, fiddy was all:
You have people that are extremely book smart that lack common sense so they don’t know what’s going to affect their audience. They have more information than me based on reading. For instance, Nas is a really smart guy. He reads books constantly. We were around him on the Nastradamus tour. He was almost weirder than me ’cause we would go to breakfast and he’d be there reading a book. Conceptually, I think that’s what made him drift away from what his initial audience enjoys from him and why he’s not hot right now.
Because he reads too much?
Yes. He’s feeding you too much information in the music and they don’t actually want it. He’s like a teacher.
But you’re obviously really intelligent.
Absolutely. Smart enough not to overwhelm people with information.
Ugh - Reading. How weird and disgusting. Everyone, we've learned yet another valuable lesson from 50 Cent today: Keep it simple & dumb - like talking about how stanky rich you are - in order to preserve your hotttness. Man, 50 Cent is smart. But not gross book-smart. He's street smart. Like that show Street Smarts! Man, I'm so glad I always chose to watch that show instead of reading a stupid, dumbass book. Thank you, 50 Cent, for keeping anything intelligent or worth listening to out of your music.