Soulja Boy told MTV's RapFix Live
how 50 Cent stuck up for him in his early days when his hip-hop cred was questioned. "To have 50 have my back, that's definitely exciting, it's an achievement. 50 don't mess with no rappers," said the Crank That
hitmaker. "When I came out, there [was] a lot of people that was hating on me [and] felt like I wasn't real to the game — don't hate the player, hate the game — 50 shed light on me and he came to my defense."