50 Cent and Cam'ron
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A Decade of Disses: Tracing the 50 Cent and Cam'ron Beef From Start to Finish

Prior to squashing their beef, 50 Cent and Cam'ron's feud was heated, and the timeline of their tiff is more complex than it appears.


Jul. 2 2024, Updated 10:13 p.m. ET

The hip-hop world is no stranger to high-profile feuds, but few have been as heated as the beef between 50 Cent and Cam'ron.

Their contentious relationship, spanning over a decade and a half, has been marked by diss tracks and public jabs. Here's a detailed timeline of the feud between these two rap titans.

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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the Cinema Society and Men's Fitness.

2007: The beef between 50 Cent and Cam’ron begins.

In the early 2000s, 50 Cent and Cam'ron were on the rise. 50 Cent was making waves in Queens with his gritty street tales and aggressive style, while Cam'ron was gaining fame as a member of The Diplomats (Dipset), a Harlem-based rap group that also included Freekey Zekey, Jim Jones, and Juelz Santana.

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In 2007, when 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, appeared on Angie Martinez's show on New York's Hot 97 radio station. During the interview, 50 criticized Koch Records, calling it a "graveyard" for artists who were no longer relevant.

Jim Jones was signed to Koch at the time, leading Cam to call in to defend the label and challenge 50’s remarks. The two engaged in a heated exchange, with Cam'ron accusing 50 of lying about the music industry and its workings.

Feeling slighted, Cam'ron responded with a blistering diss track titled “Curtis,” directly targeting 50. “Curtis” featured Cam'ron mocking 50’s real name, Curtis Jackson, and accusing him of being a fraud in the industry. In response, 50 Cent released “Funeral Music,” a track in which he took aim at Cam'ron and Dipset.

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2017: The rappers made a truce.

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Cam'ron, Mano, Big Joe and Juelz Santana perform during The Diplomats.

Cam’ron and 50 Cent’s feud continued for years, with the two regularly trading blows on social media. However, in a surprising twist, the rappers seemed to bury the hatchet in 2017. During an Instagram Live session Cam'ron opened up about the drama, suggesting that the beef was all in good fun.

“When me and 50 Cent was going on, that s**t was fun,” Cam said (via VIBE), adding, “Shout out to my n***a 50, we good now, too. But when 50 dissed me, it started with an argument on the phone. 50 had said Koch [Entertainment] is the graveyard for a lot of rappers. At the time, Jim Jones had just went to Koch, and Jim Jones is Dipset.”

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2021: The beef between 50 Cent and Cam’ron heated up again.

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Cam'ron performs in concert during Ma$e, Cam'ron And Jadakiss.

Following a Verzuz battle featuring Cam'ron and Jadakiss, 50 Cent unleashed a scathing critique aimed at Cam'ron. Shortly after the event, 50 Cent took to social media, suggesting that Cam and Dipset got “smoked” by Jadakiss and The Lox, per The U.S. Sun.

The comments seemed to reignite their decade-old feud and quickly went viral. Cam'ron has yet to officially respond, and it now appears the feud has taken another turn.

2024: 50 Cent and Cam’ron have settled their feud once in for all.

50 Cent and Cam'ron set aside their long-standing beef in June, performing together in Las Vegas at Drai’s Nightclub. This performance marks a significant moment in hip-hop history, considering the infamous clash between the two rappers. Fans were thrilled by the surprise collaboration, which serves as a testament to the evolving nature of relationships in the music industry.

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