In a recent conversation with Capital XTRA, 50 Cent, the iconic figure behind G-Unit, unveiled his deep desire to collaborate with Lil Wayne, placing him at the pinnacle of his list of potential collaborators. Despite their paths never having intersected in the studio, 50 Cent reminisced about his past connection with the New Orleans rap legend during the star-studded Cash Money and Ruff Ryders tour in 2000.
The G-Unit honcho, in an exclusive interview with Capital XTRA, candidly shared his aspirations of joining creative forces with Lil Wayne. When posed with the question of which Hip Hop artist he’d like to collaborate with, 50 Cent expressed genuine enthusiasm for a potential collaboration with Weezy.
Recounting the early years of his career, 50 Cent elaborated on his shared history with Lil Wayne. Despite not having recorded together, he reflected on their time together on the Cash Money and Ruff Ryders tour of 2000. This expansive 40-city tour, headlined by DMX, Juvenile, and Eve, boasted an impressive lineup including Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz, The LOX, and others. Back then, a young 50 Cent held the role of the opening act, performing energetically even as the audience was still trickling in.
During the candid interview, 50 Cent revealed an often-overlooked part of his early journey. “People don’t know, I was on the Cash Money/Ruff Ryders tour—before they even pulled back the curtain,” he recalled. He recounted his dedication to delivering an unforgettable performance, even when many initially underestimated his talent. Undeterred, he persisted, setting the stage for his remarkable return.
With a career marked by determination and evolution, 50 Cent’s desire to work alongside Lil Wayne highlights his ongoing commitment to pushing boundaries and exploring new artistic territories. As he continues to cement his legacy, fans can only anticipate what a collaboration of this magnitude might bring forth.