Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson recently appeared on TBS' late night show Conan, and he and host Conan O'Brien got to discussing the President Donald Trump. As 50 explained how he believed Trump had borrowed heavily from hip hop, he the rapper also managed to throw a little shade at Kanye West and JAY-Z.
The Power executive producer explained that, like a rapper, the POTUS never admits when he is wrong, preferring instead to denying that anything he did wrong ever happened.
The Kanye connection came in as 50 pontificated on Trump's self-confidence and his "greatest ever" mentality, which the rapper said mirrored Kanye's. 50 noted that Kanye has compared himself to greats such as Michael Jordan, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and Jesus.
50, however, said he understood why his former rival and the president are like that: "Trump. It’s the same thing [as Kanye]. It comes from that portion of your career where nobody actually believes it. You have to have so much confidence for it to continue to exist. It builds up so high, he just had a harder time before that.”
And, the messy didn't end there. 50 went on to what he believes are the failings of JAY-Z's 4:44 album. Essentially, 50 believes that it talks down to the young generation, and that as "hip hop culture is connected to youth culture," an album full of "grown man stuff" is no good.
50 likened the album to “golf course music," noting that he, as a man of a certain age, listens to it "but the kids, I don't see them actually listening to it." The rapper went a step further, and said that he felt like "Carlton Banks" when listening to the album.