Urban Islandz NEWS: Rapper/actor 50 Cent revealed how he managed to prevent R&B singer Jeremih’s release from Def Jam.
50 Cent spoke with Hot 97 FM’s Angie Martinez about his collaboration with Def Jam’s Jeremih stating that the Chicago crooner was in danger of being dropped before the record was released.
During a radio interview on Hot 97 yesterday afternoon, 50 revealed his career-saving move.
“They was counting Jeremih out completely. He was already gonna be dropped from Def Jam before [‘Down on Me’],” 50 revealed. “He was definitely gonna be in a position where he was getting dropped because the first week sales was really low on the record…We did the song, I didn’t care. I was just looking at him as an artist and I said he sounds good, and I thought he was a dope artist, so I said I’ma do it…And we did the song, and then it took off. It’s been number one for what, five weeks now? … It made sense to me from an artist’s perspective…What I have now, the luxury of being in a secure space financially, is me having the ability to make decisions based on just the art.”
Peep the video for 50 Cent and Jeremih “Down On Me” below.