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50 Cent On Yeezus: "It Doesn’t Feel Like Hip-Hop To Me"

EXCLUSIVE! Smoke rapper reveals he wasn't the biggest fan of Kanye West's recent LP...

50 Cent has given his opinion on rap rival Kanye West's 2013 album Yeezus.

After Fiddy made a dig at Kanye's style on US radio earlier this month, MTV News UK quizzed the Hustler hitmaker about what he made of Yeezy's last studio LP.

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When asked if he was a fan of West's most recent record, Mr. Cent replied: "He’s obviously a talent within our culture and is one of the driving forces of it, but some of that s**t is weird to me.

"That last record, to be honest, I’m not playing it right now. I still play Flashing Lights, Gold Digger and that whole (College Dropout) project. But some of the new stuff is so creative and feels like he’s trying to create a whole new sound."

He continued: "It sounds scrambled... radio is going to play dance music, EDM – you got a lot of stuff happening in music culture that’s influencing a lot of R&B music to that tempo. It doesn’t feel like Hip-Hop to me, it feels like a fusion of something else, like a weird combination of dance music sounds and stuff.

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"It’s just him being an artist, you don’t have to agree with everything an artist does. Like, I don’t have a favourite artist, I have a favourite moment from artists. Like with Drake, there’s songs he came out with and the timing was perfect for the record."

50 Cent's new album, Animal Ambition, is due for release in the UK on June 2.

By Joanne Dorken @mtvuk