50 Cent: "Kanye West Is Successful Because Of Me"
50 says Kanye is just a softer version of himself
50 launched into the unprovoked rant while being interviewed about Mases future in G-Unit. Unprompted, he broke off and said: "I feel like Kanye West is successful because of me. After 50 Cent, (hip-hop fans) was looking for something non-confrontational, and they went after the first thing that came along. That was Kanye West, and his record took off."
The rapper, who is currently touring Europe, went on to add: "He puts together witty phrases and he's a great talent as a producer, but I still don't know who Kanye West is when I listen to him."