"I don't have a lot of respect for 50 Cent because his music is hardcore, violent", Lil' Kim statedRap singer Lil' Kim has recently declared that she has no respect for her fellow colleague 50 Cent, because he preaches violence in his music.
Kim, who is currently in jail, said that, despite her collaboration with 50 cent, she doesn't understand why he has so much anger in him, because people love him and buy his records.
As she says: "I don't have a lot of respect for 50 Cent because his music is hardcore, violent.
I love his music sometimes, but I feel like in his personal life, his real life, he carries that on, and that's not a great message, you know what I mean? I think he promotes it.
If I was selling six, seven million records, I'm not mad at anyone! How can you still be angry at people, still want to come at people? You're making money, you're selling millions of records, you should do something with that leverage."
On March 4, 2003, Kim released her third platinum album, La Bella Mafia. The record debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and spawned two hit singles: "The Jump Off," which peaked within the top twenty, and "Magic Stick," which featured 50 Cent, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming one of the biggest hits of the year.
In 2005, Kim was found guilty of conspiracy and perjury for lying to a grand jury about a shooting incident involving the entourage of rap duo Capone N. Noreaga and her reported fellow BK rival Foxy Brown.
She was sentenced to a year and one day at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia.