50 Cent Shows Love to 21 Savage for Having the ‘Hardest’ Song Out

BY JO Mensah February 3, 2024 9:51 PM EDT

50 Cent and 21 Savage have a mutual admiration for each other, as they both expressed their respect and support for each other’s music on social media.

The two rappers have a similar background and style, as they both rap about their struggles, successes and street credibility.

21 Savage, who was born in London but moved to Atlanta at a young age, recently revealed that 50 Cent was one of his biggest inspirations growing up, as he looked up to his story and his achievements.

“50 Cent was a thousand per cent [an inspiration],” 21 said during an appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast. I looked up to him growing up ’cause he told his story more than a lot of other artists. He had a movie and all type of shit. I knew his story a little more. I was inspired by his story.”

21 Savage also said that he learned a lot from 50 Cent’s business acumen, as he is the founder of the G-Unit label and the executive producer of the hit TV series Power.

50 Cent, who is known for his trolling and beefing with other artists, showed a different side of himself when he responded to 21 Savage’s praise on Instagram.

50 Cent also showed love to 21 Savage’s latest album, American Dream, which was released in December 2023. The album features guest appearances from Drake, J. Cole, Young Thug, Lil Baby and more.

50 Cent singled out track 5, “Sneaky”, as his favorite song on the album, and urged his fans to check it out.

“He got the hardest sh!t out right now Track 5 Sneaky stop playing for [ninja emoji] start booming sh!t,” he wrote.

21 Savage appreciated the shout-out and replied with a saluting face emoji in the comments section.

21 Savage has previously paid homage to his mentor by sampling his classic hit “Many Men (Wish Death)” on his joint track with Metro Boomin, which was also titled “Many Men”. The song was part of their collaborative album Savage Mode II, which was released in 2020.

50 Cent acknowledged the tribute and said that he was honored by it. He also praised Pop Smoke, who also sampled the same song on his posthumous album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, which was released in 2020.

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent have been privately giving financial assistance to some struggling hip-hop pioneers over the years.

Snoop revealed this while discussing news that Rakim and Scarface had been rewarded with grant money on the All Smoke podcast.