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50 Cent Says Beck Deserved the Grammy Over Beyonce

50 Cent Says Beck Deserved the Grammy Over Beyonce

50 Cent has some thoughts on the Beyonce vs Beck controversy from this weekend’s 2015 Grammys.

“[Beck] produced [his] record, wrote the record – there’s eleven producers on Beyoncé‘s album. Kanye being a producer and a writer should see that,” the 39-year-old rapper told People.

“I felt that I deserved the Best New Artist for my first album – it’s the largest debut in rap with 13 million records sold and when’s the last time you ever saw Evanescence? Crickets, crickets. It’s just the way it is,” 50 Cent added about when he lost out on a Grammy many years ago.

Beyonce lost Album of the Year to Beck, which caused Kanye to storm the stage and make some choice comments about Beck. Kanye has since apologized.

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  • Jay

    Shut up. People coming out of the woodwork trying to get publicity out of this. YES, Beck deserved the grammy more than her thats why he won!!! The only one questioning that is Kanye.
    Celebrities are such opportunists.

  • happy666

    Yeah of course, distract this stupidity

  • Michele V

    This is coming from the man who once pulled a Kanye himself on Evanescence? lol.

  • Gerard Butthole

    Now all the has-beens are coming out of the woodwork for their 15 minutes of attention. I am sure Puff Doody/Cheeze Doodle will say something soon, too.

  • Маргарита Бабовникова

    I remember Norah Jones win over Avril Lavigne.

  • solargeknowles

    That doesn’t mean anything. Everyone who was nominated deserved to be nominated. What Kanye meant by “respect the craft” isn’t a slight at Beck as it was a slight on the Grammys for continually missing the opportunity to be diverse in who wins the general categories. The last black person to win album of the year was Herbie Hancock and he was covering Joni Mitchell songs.

    I dont agree with Kanye joking and going up on stage, it was slightly funny only because of the reactions of the crowd. But instead of vilifying Kanye, I understood what he was trying to say. In that E interview he was clearly drinking because Khloe was like “I miss Hennesy Kanye”

  • Sarah-Julia Karbowniczek

    well I can’t remember the last time I saw 50 so what’s his point?

  • Lisa


  • Teni Eliza

    Ever think all these people making remarks are being asked these questions? He’s being interviewed. It’s not people being opportunists and it’s no different from us non celebs putting our opinions out there.

  • Penny Dreadful

    He makes a good point without being nasty and degrading to others (it’s not nasty or degrading to point out that he’s still working at his craft while Evanescence has disappeared).

  • lisalis

    hes got a good point

  • MusicFan808

    There are about 11 producers on his debut as well. She co-produced every track on the album, he didn’t. The hypocrisy is real.

  • devvv

    He’s in the same boat as Evanescence, so that comment made no sense. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. And those who haven’t released any successful music in YEARS shouldn’t knock one of the most powerful women in the music industry. He can go back into irrelevance any time now…

  • truekriol

    Poor 50cent trying to get attention. Several seats with his tired a$$.


    Also just because You produced everything on your album does not mean
    its better art than someone who had 11 producers. Stop trying to get
    attention, She lost because the voters thought his album was better , if
    you have not heard both albums , you should not comment 50 Cent.

  • Yes, I’m That Leah

    Amen! Glad he told the truth.

  • LadyLuck

    …Evanescence released their 3rd album about 3-4 years ago and toured for another year. Meanwhile I can’t remember 50 putting out any music past the mid 2000s, so WTF. I mean, at least he’s fortunate to have good business sense and develop a fortune from that Vitamin Water company, but besides that and his occasional catfight with Floyd Mayweather, I’m not sure that comparison between himself and Evanescence goes in his favor.

  • LadyLuck

    Oh and Beyonce would not have won Album of the Year with the competition she was facing. If it wasn’t Beck, it likely would’ve been Sam Smith or even Ed Sheeran. Sales do not equal quality…more people should realize that.

  • BlaackkOuT

    In Power? Show is fire by the way

  • Guest

    I think you to remember Lauryn hill won album of the year

  • Guest

    So meant •fail to remember

  • Monmmm414

    So you honestly believe she co produced or co writes her songs? Beyoncé has the reading comprehension of a second grader. Have you ever heard her speak??? You honestly think she can write a song??Music insiders know that other people including her husband write her music so let’s be serious. She too popular for her record company not to be her name on the credits .

    I’m not going to lie, I do enjoy her music but she’s not that talented.

  • nomanslandds


  • Monmmm414

    Sorry just realized some of my sentences were a bit off. Typing way too fast

  • Nari

    As co-creator of a Beyonce fan app, I’ve obviously been reading and re-reading multiple angles for days now. Combing the Internet far and wide has yielded valid arguments supporting both artists. Actual smart arguments any reasonable person can get behind. It’s all a clash of opinions and tomorrow the Internet will move on. My personal opinion after listening to both albums again? Beyonce. But then again, I made this:

  • bettie

    He did the same thing tho

  • bettie


  • Sim

    What the hell are you talking about Beyonce has 21 writers and 17 producers on her album .

    That dumb heifer doesn’t know how to write basic grammar besides compose music.

  • Sim

    Duff Punk won last year, black members in the group and Pharell produced the album.
    Hancock in 2008 , Outkast 2004 , Ray Charles music 2005 , Lauren Hill 1999 and only Stevie Wonder and Frank Santra won it 3 times.

    Rap music shit , they not gong to give album of the year to people can’t even write music or a play a instrument or even sing , just yell stupid words over tracks.

    12 black people won album of the year 57 years that 21% .. That doesn’t include various groups with black members
    Blacks Make 8 % to 13% population last 57 years , there more then represented so whine bullshit rascim to your mama .

  • solargeknowles

    But look at the time period those black artists won album of the year. You would think as time has gone by that they would be with the times. But more black musicians were awarded in general categories three decades ago more than they have in this present time.

  • Edwin Betancourt Jay

    It’s been 12 years and he’s still bitching about his loss? Evanescence didn’t rap about a sex shop and having a ‘magic stick’ they also didn’t sample other songs from J-Pop artists to create their first single-ahem 50 Cent-. They defined a genre and got many young teens through their childhood. Unlike 50 Cent who got shot what 9 times and had to boast about it?

    I have been an Evanescence fan for years and they released their latest album in 2011 and then went on tour. Even two years before that they had a surprise NYC concert which got sold out in 3 minutes once the tickets went on sale online–not even lying.

    50 Cent has nothing better to do than pull a Kanye and bitch and moan about everything! Get over it. When was the last time he released a song? If he’s not complaining about his Grammy loss it’s about how ‘Empire’ stole his idea from ‘Power’. I’m sorry look up the ratings for ‘Power’ and ‘Empire’ and tell me who’s relevant there

  • allan wood

    At this point, who really cares? The Grammies are over already. Move on folks, nothing here to see.

  • Danny Murphy

    Why any one wants to take Katrina west seriously. He is moron and his opinion is irrelevant.

  • Vinny Stalos

    Kanye, shut your mouth. Beyonce is trash. Rap is crap. It only exists so the retards have something to beat to.

  • Peter Rabbyt

    And that lousy 50 cent is doing the same thing. Losers and rappers are one and the same. Thanks Jay!

  • Tina

    Because rap is NOT music

  • ilikecake

    Yeah but somebody must have written 50 Cent’s first album for him too since everything he did after was utter garbage.

  • suzybel

    Oh great, another opinion from a non voting member of the Grammys.