It was a “Clash of Titans” last night when Kanye West and 50 Cent went head-to-head on BET’s “106 & Park Live” to celebrate the releases of their albums, Graduation and Curtis, which both hit stores yesterday. But Kanye may have gotten the edge on the much hyped competition by getting Jay-Z to make a surprise appearance.
After ESPN’s Stuart Scott delivered the stats of the “lyrical Superbowl,” 50 got things started with a performance of his single, “Ayo Technology.” Afterwards, hosts Terrence and Rocsi chatted the G-Unit head up about the rivalry between the two men.
“Kanye doesn’t stand a chance,” 50 taunted confidently before premiering his newest video, “Follow My Lead,” featuring Robin Thicke.
When he wasn’t busy hyping up his new album, 50 also took the time to clear up several rumors. Blogs were buzzing last week when the Curtis cover leaked. It features a shirtless 50 cradling a naked, long-haired vixen that looks strikingly like his rumored love-interest, Ciara. However, 50 insisted the resemblance was strictly coincidence
“The photo packaging was done four months before the video was shot,” he laughed.
Fitty wasn’t finished yet, however. He gave one lucky audience member the chance to get her own money by having a full minute to grab as much money as possible in a special cash machine filled with up to $50,000. Before the winner headed into the booth, 50 sweetened the pot by handing her $500 to get things started. The winner ultimately walked away with $1300
50 then got the audience back on its feet by performing his hit single, “I Get Money.” But things were far from over. West soon emerged onstage amidst cheers to perform both “Champion” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” from his new album.
Following his performance, ‘Ye addressed his MTV Music Video Awards backstage rant.”It was always my dream to open the awards with ‘Stronger’…give it to the artists that deserve it,” he explained.
I’ll be going myself and buy 50cent’s new album ” Curtis ” very soon. 🙂
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