50 Cent Says Future Is Way Bigger Than Jay-Z in the Streets, Fans Debate
50 Cent agrees with Future that he is bigger than Jay-Z in the streets during a recent interview with journalist Ari Melber. The hip-hop mogul's comments have ignited a debate among fans on social media.
On Thursday (Feb. 16), political analyst and devoted rap fan Ari Melber posted his video interview with 50 Cent on MSNBC's YouTube Channel. During the interview, which was conducted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fif's classic 2003 debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Melber brought up Billboard and Vibe's debatable 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time list with Jay-Z being at No. 1. When Melber asked 50 if their list was correct, Fif said, "No."
Melber then asked 50 who should be No. 1 instead of Hov, and 50 couldn't give an answer. Melber, who loves to quote rappers, recited Future's tweet back in December of 2021, when Future claimed to be bigger than Jay-Z in the streets.
50 Cent agreed with HNDRXX's statement.
"Yeah. He is. Way bigger," 50 stated at the 27:53-mark in the video below. "Like, there's consistent music from him that didn't chart. That is a huge records [in the streets] that people love and appreciate that."
While 50 Cent may have a point, his comments stirred up a debate on social media among rap fans. Some people agreed with Fif's assessment while others feel there are nuances to the former G-Unit leader's remarks.
"Future better than Drake and Jay-Z," tweeted one fan.
"Future imo is a better rapper currently than Lil Wayne or Jay-Z but their greatness clears Future and it’s not even close," opined another person.
"I think it’s actually hilarious that these youngbucks really think Future is better than Jay-Z. Recency bias is starting to become a drug for most!" wrote a third fan.
Another user tweeted: "I think it’s pretty straight forward, Jay-Z is the best rapper. Future is more artistic, and relevant, popular whatever you wanna call it but he is definitely getting more plays in the streets."
Elsewhere in the interview, 50 Cent talked about his good friend Eminem and explained his new television deal with Fox.