“I’m really not feeling the way the guys involved with Pop’s project are handling things,” 50 tweeted, while crediting himself for the album’s success. “I got it to this point it’s gonna be the #1 album. That’s good enough right, i’m gonna be unavailable moving forward peace.”
I’m really not feeling the way the guys involved with Pop’s project are handling things, I got it to this point it’s gonna be the #1 album. That’s good enough right, 🤷🏽♂️i’m gonna be unavailable moving forward peace. #bransoncognac#lecheminduroipic.twitter.com/mFwBH35IY6
The album, which 50 co-executive produced, was released last Friday and is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 210-230,000 equivalent album units. It also becomes the highest-charting debut album by an international rapper in the U.K. in 17 years since 50’s own debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
50 was instrumental in spearheading the project’s release following Pop’s death in February. He can also be heard alongside Roddy Ricch on “The Woo.”
In an interview with Complex, 50 revealed why he decided to get involved. “Not everything that I do is based on finances and money. This is not about money, because I’m not getting paid off the record,” he said. “I’m not taking anything from the proceeds from anything that has anything to do with this project. It is completely about how I felt about the kid when we were talking, and what I thought he could have done, period. I think the album showcases that. When people get a chance to really listen to it, it’ll grow on them.”