50 Cent has responded to Donald Trump’s prediction that his new MTV reality show, “The Money and the Power,” will fail – and the outspoken rapper isn’t holding back.
“Donald Trump talking about my show and how it’s a knockoff of ‘The Apprentice’? He’s crazy!” 50 said on the final episode of “Total Request Live” on MTV on Sunday, blaming the blustering businessman’s age for his comments.
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“That’s what happens when you get older — you start to view things differently,” 50 said.
On November 11, Trump told New York television station NY1 that 50 Cent’s project was a “copy” of his own reality show.
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“He just did a show, it was a copy of ‘The Apprentice,’” Trump said. “It will fail because he’s not Trump.”
But The Donald also had kinder words for 50, calling him “a nice guy.”
“I know [rappers]. 50 Cent is sort of a friend of mine,” he added.
But on Sunday, having had his say about Trump, 50 went on to his next rival — Kanye West, whose upcoming album, “808s & Heartbreak,” gives up rapping in favor of Autotuned vocals.
“I don’t think the public will forgive [Kanye] for it,” he said.
But he admitted there was a certain place for it.
“I think people will enjoy it if you’re actually in love or going through something. I think Kanye’s going through an interesting point in his career,” 50 said of Kanye’s November 24-due album.
As for 50 fans, they can see “Money” – which follows competing aspiring rap moguls — on MTV now on Thursday nights.
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