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50 Cent Says He Will Stop Feuding in Honor of Kobe Bryant

50 Cent Says He Will Stop Feuding in Honor of Kobe Bryant

“Extra’s” Billy Bush sat down with 50 Cent today, who opened up about a recent Instagram post honoring Kobe Bryant.

Following Kobe’s death in a helicopter crash, 50 posted, “i feel like i have to achieve what i want in life now after this. i have to focus, i’m not arguing with anyone anymore i ll deal with it another way if there’s a problem.”

He told Billy of his decision, “I’m just not going to argue with people anymore… Those arguments were part of the competitive nature of hip-hop culture, just being competitive we would go back and say things back and forth.”

50 went on, “I’m just not going to argue… I got a new way to respond, I’m like, ‘Brother, why is my inner peace interrupting your demons?’”

While looking at a photo of himself and Kobe, 50 recalled, “I met him a few times, that was in Madison Square Garden. I was sitting right next to Meryl Streep. He came across, said, ‘What’s up?’ and said, ‘Come back after, like at halftime.’”

The rapper and producer added, “It was Meryl’s first game… I was like, ‘You want to come back?’ Took her with me.”

He described Kobe as, “The nicest guy… His aura was really bright,” adding, “To me he was, like, in the same [category] as, like, Michael Jordan… Different era, but that big.”

Meanwhile, 50 is keeping busy. He will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday and his hit show “Power,” which is coming to an end, has a spin-off on Starz. He also has a new show on ABC called “For Life.”

Teasing the last episodes of “Power” and whether fans will find out who shot Ghost, he said, “I’m excited about it… The last five episodes will be the same day from different character’s perspectives… Ghost is dead, he’s shot… They are seeing it from different perspectives to figure out who actually did it.”

He also has new music on the way, hinting he’s “working on some new things… I’ll put it out, not going to tell anyone, put it out in the middle of the night, let them enjoy it.”