50 Cent is using his online clout to get what he wants. After the success of his latest mixtape and viral videos, the rap megastar is making threats, telling his label to move forward with his album or he’ll release more free music.
The video for “Put Ya Hands Up,” a cut off 50’s mixtape The Big 10, has racked up 3.2 million views in four days. In response to its popularity, 50 delivered an ultimatum to Jimmy Iovine, the CEO of his label Interscope Records.
“I got 3,500,000 views in 3 day on hands up. Ok I need a record deal jimmy iovine , call me early tomorrow or I’m putting out another mix tape,” threatened 50, adding, “Anybody want to sign me I’m a young hungry artist and I work harder then everybody in hiphop call me tomorrow.”
This is not the first time 50 has publicly called out hislabel on Twitter. In a recent tweet, he chastised Interscope for prematurely announcing a release date for his single, “Girls Go Wild” featuring Jeremih. He is reportedly not happy with the way his upcoming album has been promoted.
The G-Unit mogul is in the process of renegotiating with hislabel to renew his contract. His deal with Interscope is set to expire with his fifth album.