You So Tough

Album: T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight) (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Many believe that in this song 50 Cent is taking shots at the rapper T.I. The general consensus is that the Atlanta MC is being called a snitch for emerging from gun possessions charges with a lighter than expected jail sentence. However 50 Cent denied the song is an explicit diss against T.I. He explained to MTV News: "It's like CSI: You use real-life situations to create something that's entertaining without being specific. When have you known me to be indirect with an issue? If I had a problem with any artist, trust me, they would know. I take [that situation], and I write that because a lot of people think that. They're not saying it because they're cowardly people. When you write it and put it there and leave and say, 'Let me watch and see what happens.' There's so much controversy around it, and you didn't say anything. Then you go, 'See, they think that.' They just won't say it to him because they're a bunch of punks."

    50 Cent was then asked directly if the "him" he was referring to is T.I. He replied: "[It's] absolutely for the public to decide. My intentions - you know me, you know my MO - I would just say something. It's not really directed at him. It's me taking real-life situations. These things are relevant to hip-hop, period. I make something that's interesting enough for people to sink their teeth into, and I move forward."

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