At this point in the season the New York Knicks look more like dead men walking than they do the 54-win team they were last season. They aren't playing with any urgency. They aren't playing with any energy. They aren't showing any desire or heart. However, there's still some fight in Madison Square Garden. Unfortunately, it isn't coming from the team. Instead it was between 50 Cent and Steve Stoute who had a confrontation February 28 during the Knicks game against the Golden State Warriors.
Everyone's had someone talk about them. How many of us are lucky enough to have it done on the radio? Probably not many. However, music executive Steve Stoute spoke very freely about how he felt about 50 Cent and his influence. That led to 50 Cent confronting Stoute courtside at the New York Knicks game.
50 and Stoute have a long history with one another. One that has left 50 uneasy and untrusting of Stoute and his word. However, Stoute's words discrediting 50 as an influential artist during an interview on Hot 97's Breakfast Club program is what led to the incident in Madison Square Garden. The full interview can be seen here.
“He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time,” Stoute said. “I mean, he has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time. And I feel like he’s always like gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully, now that he’s independent and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content can get on the air…I think he’s trying to get back, but those guys—you know, music is a great platform. If you’re an entrepreneur and you have a—you’re currently active making music. You’re currently active touching people with albums. That it makes it much easier for you to venture into business deals that will become successful using the music to parlay it to get it done. And without having any music that’s meaningful over the last—probably the last great song he’s made was ‘I Get Money’…Kanye’s put out three albums, four albums since then.”
Photographers caught 50 confronting Stoute, in classic 50 Cent form, at the Golden State Warriors game versus the Knicks on Friday. Those can be seen at this link leading to the original article breaking this story written by Navjosh at HipHop-N-More.
50 didn’t seem to appreciate Stoute's negative commentary. When 50 got the chance to confront Stoute courtside at the Knicks game he didn't hesitate to have words with Stoute. The pictures make it look like the conversation was a one-way confrontation that could have gotten serious.
It's too bad the Knicks haven't shown that much fire this season. If they had it's possible 50 may have ignored Stoute and just enjoyed the game. Instead, we're talking about music moguls arguing at the game instead of the game itself.
50 took the original footage of Stoute's interview and spliced it with footage from the elevator scene from the movie Juice where Bishop pulls a gun on Q in an elevator full of people.and posted it to ThisIs50.
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