“I think (the situation) is terrible, but how do you create the solution when people are making profits off of manufacturing and selling (guns)? No one is using (guns) that is actually making them. That’s the bigger issue and the bigger problem, so you should concentrate on that actual area and the individual situations because (talking about it) doesn’t resolve anything.” – Curtis Jackson, Promoter 50 Cent: Gun problem begins with manufacturers [via usatoday.com]

 

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49 Responses to Quote of the Day: Rapper 50 Cent on Gun Control Edition

  1. Mr. “Fiddy” Cent, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

        • Mr. Totenglocke, with all due respect, would you expect an intellectual insight with a profound observation biased in clarity from Mr. Cent? Yo Fiddy, see if you can get on Bob Costa’s show and sing a duet wif him.

        • Sammy, I didn’t figure he’d say something smart, but what he said didn’t even make sense as something said in the English language.

          Also, it’s a quote from a movie (Billy Madison).

    • He b justa nudda nigga stikin is noz in a bizniz wat don need iz mouf runin jim! u noze he da man cuz he be libin da trut. hiz blud be spilt on da terf, in hiz dreems. big muny iz hiz cus uz knee-grows node dat he be speekin da trut. wurd up my brudda’s.

      An hour brudda kilmeer bee riets on. u noze he done dit dat muvy bouts da cementary, ware he plaied dat ol wes dokdur. en he sez he node wat hits lik ta shuuts sumbudy cuz in hits he kilts peebel.

    • Replace “guns” with “crack,” and remember that this guy is a (former?) drug dealer who has done time and been shot repeatedly. He’s not just wrong about the source of our social problems, he is the poster child for our problems. His entire career is based on a reputation for being a worthless thug and a drain on society.

      • Always the victim. Always blaming whitey (conservative gun manufacturers) for the evil that you do.
        Nice mean mug on da thug.

    • Huh, wait what the hell did he just say???
      Yes I agree with Mr. 50 Cent black on black crime is a tragedy, and community leaders need to look at solutions.
      So based on your opinion, private companies can not make profits?
      Uhm the gun manufacturers use their own guns, don’t fool yourself Mr. cent, but they just don’t beat their wives, or hold up the local circle K with them.
      Well Mr. 50 Cent I would suggest since you think that we need to look at individual situations, that you go door to door in your community, and beat the ever loving crap out of those gang bangers, who are not respecting their wives, or mothers, and acting like idiots.

    • He’s applying the logic of a “reformed” drug dealer to the gun control debate. In my opinion, asking a drug dealer and thug who has been shot multiple times what the solutions are for our drug and violence problems is like asking a drunk how their car ended up wrapped around a tree. You will not get a factually accurate answer.

  2. Why are we listening to a guy who lied about how many times he got shot? Legend and his record has it that he was hit 9 times. The NYPD police report says different.

  3. Is This “Person”, for Real?… [Real High!…. Most likely?…].
    Thinking?… Another test, Should be Given, to those People who want to own Guns!… [An I.Q. Test!…].
    Those Falling below, [i’ll be More than Fair!]; Suggesting, “100”? Shouldn’t be Allowed, to carry, or use a FireArm!…. The ones in this category, are Most likely, “Jobless”, and Sleep, until, “Noon”!…

    • As much as this appeals to me, I have to disagree with this. The constitution is for everyone, not just the intellectually superior.

  4. How odd, considering that there is a picture of him (along with that of a few other celebrities) hanging on the wall of the Westside Pistol Range in Manhattan…

  5. Hey “Fiddy”! Since when has it been “cool” and “hard” and worthy of “street cred” to get shot and not shoot back?

  6. “That’s the bigger issue and the bigger problem, so you should concentrate on that actual area and the individual situations…”

    What the actual fvck is he talking about? People who make and sell guns don’t “use” guns (apparently) so we should… make them use guns or something? God, my head hurts now.

    • My thought exactly. What the hell is he talking about? I think, although this is just a wild guess, he’s trying to say that those who (legally) manufacture guns are indirectly responsible for gun violence, and once there’s no more profit motive, they’ll stop making guns for others, since clearly they themselves don’t use those guns…..Soooo…is he advocating a ban on manufacturing of guns? I have no idea…

      • We have all seen the ad of the egg frying in the pan as the narator says, “This is your brain on drugs”. And this is proof that just like an egg, once a brain is fried it can never be “unfried”. I consider myself fairly fluent in “ghetto” and I didn’t understand what he said either.

  7. So the automaker who made the car the football player flipped yesterday, killing his passenger should be responsible for his death?

    Idiot alert!

  8. Boo is a violent drug dealer who somehow rose to fame despite lacking any talent.

    I’m not sure if TTAG will even allow me to quote 50 Cent’s lyrics.

    “If there’s beef, cock it and dump it, the drama really means nothin
    To me I’ll ride by and blow ya brains out (brains out)
    There’s no time to cock it, no way you can stop it
    When niggas run up on you wit them thangs out (thangs out)
    I do what I gotta do I don’t care I if get caught
    The DA can play this motherfuckin tape in court
    I’ll kill you – I ain’t playin, hear what I’m sayin, homie I ain’t playin
    Catch you slippin, I’ma kill you – I ain’t playin, hear what I’m sayin,
    Homie I ain’t playin ” – Heat 50 Cent

    Sorry 50, but gun makers are not the problem, you and the folks who interpret your songs as career advice are the problem.

  9. This hypocite uses his fake-gangsta violence persona to sell his crap(rhymes with), then tries to blame crime on gun makers. I wonder if he believes flies cause garbage?
    On a slightly related issue, here’s my certifiably fogey list of the greatest rap songs of all time:
    5.Will Smith;”Parents Just Don’t Understand”
    4.Walter Brennan;”The Mule, Old Rivers,and Me”
    3.Lorne Green”Ringo”
    2.Charlie Daniels;”Uneasy Rider”
    1.Any song by Johnny Cash

  10. 50 Cent is from the street, yo! Brother’s legit. Everything he says is true, because rapping gives one perspective and wisdom far greater than those wussy sell outs with an education. Or facts. Reason, maybe. He’s still clearly very wise, though.

  11. On a snarky and unrelated note, the scariest thing on that poster is Val Kilmer’s face. Honestly, none of us looks the way we did 20 years ago, but what on earth happened to him? If “Val Kilmer” had not been written on the top of the poster, I would not have known it was him.

  12. Leftist Hollywood promotes more violent misuse of firearms than any entity on the planet. Marky-Mark and Fitty will pimp guns for solving problems with massive amounts of downrange lead in their movies, but take the opposite approach when issuing their thoughts from on ‘high’. I just wish the ‘interviewers’ would ask them to explain that conflict between their actions and words. I think we know the real answer: Check please!

  13. He and his buddies are the root of the problem many times over. Some nerve. I don’t buy his trashy recordings or watch his movies so he gets none of my money.

    • #1. True man.

      He and his budds are fuel for the fires of violence burning ever hotter and farther in Amerika’s inner cities.

    • exactly.

      a former criminal blaming gun manufacturers? LMAO!!! that is rich.

      sorry but the folks at noveske, larue, barrett, and wilson do “use” (a understatement) their own product. that is a stupid assertion.

  14. I did not understand a word he said… Anyways, the real problem is people like him. The whole gangsta rap shit is what really promotes violence. Kids living in the projects, being raised with no guidance, listening to shitty rap music that talks only about gun violence, that there is your gun problem. It sounded like the president almost came to that realization during one of the debates, but don’t expect the liberals to ever acknowledge those facts. They would rather throw up their arms and point out the once every ten year psychopath that carries out a school/ theater shooting.

    • Okay Tipper Gore, let’s control the flow of “music” which promotes ghostface killin’ and having 99 problems of which a female isn’t one. Then we’ll ban violent movies. Sheeeyit everything will be dandy then.

  15. I distinctly detect the court diatribe of Wesley Snipes in New Jack City. Curtis probably thinks he is clever.

    Uzi’s are not made in Harlem.

    • I think he is saying that no one who makes guns actually uses them. Which is funny since I think most of us secretly fantasize of owning a gun company. I’m pretty sure that the owners of manufacturers have more guns than we could ever imagine.

  16. Is it me or did Val Kilmer get fat?

    Nothing against the plus size community, I just cant think of a resposne to “Fiddy”

  17. “I think [MY ENTIRE INDUSTRY FILLED WITH NO-TALENT, NARCISSISTIC, HOOD-BRED CRIMINAL SOCIOPATHS] is terrible, but how do you create the solution when people are making profits [FOR GANG BANGING RAPPER DOUCHEBAGS]? No one is [LISTENING] that is actually making [THESE UNLISTENABLE PIECE OF SH1T RECORDS]. That’s the bigger issue and the bigger problem, so you should concentrate on [BUYING BLUEGRASS ALBUMS] and [REPEATEDLY ATTACKING MY GENITALS WITH A CLAW HAMMER] ] because [NOTHING I THINK, SAY OR DO REALLY MATTERS, NOR CAN IT ] resolve anything [IN FACT EVERY DAY I EXIST I EITHER MAKE THESE PROBLEMS WORSE OR CREATE NEW ONES. ME AND THOSE LIKE ME ARE AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER FOR ALL OF HUMANITY].”

  18. “No one is using (guns) that is actually making them.”

    I think the guys over at Spike’s, AAC, and any number of other makers would disagree with you.

  19. Another Hollyweird idiot same old anti-gun talking point that gun makers are evil and want bodies to pile up for sale. How about His crap he sings called rap it seem to add violence how about we ban rap first!

  20. In case no one else has mentioned this, he’s a shitty rapper too. Don’t worry, Fiddy, I’ll never love you like I loved ‘Pac.

  21. I’m so confused. He’s obviously not a moron, since he’s the owner of Vitamin Water (which IS for morons, natch), a very savvy self-promoter, and probably snorted off of more money than I’ll ever see in a lifetime, but….this is just nonsensical.
    Heh. Maybe he didn’t actually hear the question, and just gave the 50 Cent equivalent to a canned response?
    This is all that little troll Costas’s fault, isn’t it….

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