And the saga continues. Last night G-Unit mogul 50 Cent phoned in to New York City’s Hot 97 radio station giving a first hand account of this past weekend’s incident involving rapper Fabolous and singer Ray J who got into a minor scuffle. The two artists have been a heavy topic of discussion after reports of an altercation between the men occurred in Las Vegas at the Palms hotel. In separate radio interviews Ray J followed by Fab recounted how the situation went down with each story fairing completely different than the other. On one end Ray J claims he socked Fab backstage after confronting the rapper about some previous jokes while Fab has maintained he was never touched. 50, a bystander throughout the entire event set the record straight on the incident.
50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather took their celebratory spirit to the Palms to support rappers Jadakiss and Stlyes P who were sharing a bill with Fabolous at the luxurious casino. Fif and Floyd sectioned off a few balcony areas of the hotel inviting friends to hang out and enjoy the show. Following the LOX set, Fif and Floyd made a beeline backstage of the venue to chop it up with the Yonkers boys. According to 50, after a few words with Jada and SP, Fab appeared in the same corridor with Ray J close by when the singer immediately approached the Brooklyn rapper.
“Ray J taps Fab on the shoulders and says ‘I told you my peoples wasn’t going to be happy about that’ ” 50 said of Ray J. “And Fab is looking at him like hes crazy cause he looking at me, ’cause Fab was saying wassup to me. He said ‘Whoa, you lost your mind?’ ” 50 recalled Fab warning Ray J after the singer began to get testy, touching the rapper.
Sharing similarities with Fabolous’ story, 50 Cent also confirmed the MC was never harmed.
“If he would have got punched in the face, Flex, Fab wouldn’t have went onstage with no glasses” 50 recalled. When asked if Fabolous was punched, 50 bluntly responded “Nah he didn’t. If he got punched in the face it ain’t enough to call it a fight … Ray J did swing at him but it didn’t connect.”
“It was no fight, it was no swing” Fab confessed to DJ Clue the previous night. “This whole story that he made up, that Tupac rant about him swinging on somebody and all of that s–t is all lies. Its all, high on coke, on that Whitney. That’s all on that Whitney last night. Ain’t no swings take place. You can ask the Money Team. The Money Team was standing right there. Ask the Money Team that hes probably the water boy for” Fab joked referring to 50 and Floyd.
Following the brief encounter 50 says he personally separated Fab and his brother Paul Cain from persuing Ray J’s taunts. Video footage released after the situation shows Ray J being escorted out of the Palms by Las Vegas police. Unlike Fabolous and Ray J, things were rosey this weekend for 50 Cent after his good friend Mayweather knocked out opponent Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of the title fight. Showing his gratitude towards 50, the boxer gave the bulky rapper a $20,000 Hublot watch after the fight.
To hear the entire interview head over to thisis50.com.