Sleek Audio Severs Ties With 50 Cent

Now hear this: In a press release sent out today, Sleek Audio has terminated their four month relationship with 50 Cent. No word as to why, but below is statement from Sleek CEO, Mark Krywko:

“We will be re-evaluating our Wireless Hybrid over-the-ear headphones at a later date. Currently we are working to bring our new, U.S.-made in-ear products to the market.”

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  • gerold

    Beats by Dre is #winning.. and well Curtis not so much

  • mikey

    Dr Dre & Jimmy Iovine pulling some strings

  • http://errolgames.com Errol Games

    Well Damn (Gucci Voice)

  • Tru Talk

    This is really wierd….. im interested to hear the details of this

  • King Foot

    well damn…say it ain’t so 50..lol.. Dre pulled them strings on that ass..Me and my girl going on vacation…Travelocity giving away $1000 Giftcards for anywhere in US..just for giving them your email..haha..My whole fam got 1 http://goo.gl/8IQWl

  • JerkHoff

    *severs ties

  • Blue

    #FAIL

  • http://twitter.com/hasan1 hasan1

    good business move. Everyone made some quick cash. Now watch that stock fall.

  • HJOOD

    Curtis is not powerful in the industry anymore, and this is the proof

  • risrob2

    50 is dropping the headphones with another company….

  • roblo

    They realized 50 career is over and his Bumass ain’t gonna be the reason them headphones sell.

  • MadMan

    LOL at all the 50 stans saying this was a power move.BEATS BY DRE ALL DAY!

  • Tucq

    Still can’t hate on 50. Sometimes deals don’t work out.

    Why shouldn’t we hate?

    Ever had anone even SUGGEST you be the face of their product before?

  • http://www.youtube.com/pseudoscixpk Pseudo

    i think cuz sleek realizes they cant compete w/ beats, Especially not w/ Iovine rocking his beats hat and the beats symbol getting more product placement than coke on American Idol which is one of America’s top shows… 50 aint got star power any more to compete with that

  • wickwickwack

    termninating a contract after a few months makes no sense unless u dont get along and someone isnt doing what he supposed to do

  • BLU LAMBO

    IF YOU STILL FUCK WIT DRE, YOU IS A HOMO.

  • ThisShitRightHereNigga

    people saying 50 doesn’t have star power? lol let’s see how many haters/comments this post gets.

  • Converse

    Smh how u going 2 use a nigga like that? fif better invest that money lmao

  • john

    Damn, http://www.headphoneshardware.com said this a week ago

  • Peaches

    Not so surprising. He’s not a star anymore.

  • industry info

    yo 50 is releasing his headphones with another company who will put more money behind the new headphones. THEY WILL STILL COME OUT. he wants the same marketing and promo as beats has got.
    NEWS FLASH…..REMEMBER HE MADE 9 MILLION DOLLARS FROM 2 TWEETS ABOUT STOCKS IN TV GOODS. WINNING…..

    IF THE COPS DIDNT COME……IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

    MAYBE JIMMY GOT WORRIED AND GAVE 50 A BIG ALBUM BUDGET TO FALL BACK……..

    WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN HE PERFORMING ON AMERICAN IDOL WITH NICOLE SHERZINGER…..GETTING MAJOR PROMO…………RUMOURED 1ST SINGLE OF HIS NEW ALBUM WITH RIHANNA AND EMINEM…….MORE MAJOR MOVES BY INTERSCOPE……………THOUGHT HE WAS DONE………FUCK OUTTA HERE.

  • JERZZZ

    50 made these sleek headphones/and wack ass dime stock company into huge business, what the fuck are they gonna do when no one cares about there product now? Fuckin morons

  • Ben

    50 dont own sleek! They endorse fif nothing more so run and tell that! LOSING hahaha!!

  • Whowantwhat

    A Nigga that’s worth hundreds of millions could never take a L. Now corny niggas hating with a keyboard life is a loss! #ReallyTho

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    People forget jay-z had a “jay-z jeep” truck coming out but they scrap the whole plan and it didnt see the light of day shout out the haters for keeping curtis jackson going.

  • Chris

    Now his little G-Unit solider stans can stfu about his business acumen being flawless

  • industryinfoisafag

    50 is losing right now

  • J Nasty

    Yeah losing as he wipes his ass with $100 bills, ok…..your right! I think they couldn’t price these low enough to compete, too high end with the new technology.

  • PrincePolo

    i think there is some problems with fifs new album . damn fif , you were about to have the best headphones of all musicians and you fucked up . no single , no headphones . ross is fucking with pac-man while you are fucking with mayweather . both of you felt tha fuck down . its time to wake up god damn it . and fuck beats by dre . i don;t give a fuck how much of that shit was sold , that shit is trash . sleek were looking like something worth buying .

  • fastflipper

    sleek headphones was ugly anyway

    and yeah fuck dre beats they so cheap

  • mac DIESEL

    THAT’S WUT U GET FOR NOT PUTTIN’ OUT THAT DAMN SINGLE CURTIS!!!!

    ….HA!!!! *WAITS FOR FIF’S RESPONSE ON TWITTER*

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

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  • chilleymost

    IS THAT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!?

  • http://rapradar.com Ben

    Fuck all expensive ass headphones.

  • casper21

    it was a bitch move to endorse a headphone line right after beats by dre got released, this is karma talking.

  • Van

    50′s angle is played out. No one wants their products associated with his brand. Athletes and entertainers that would otherwise try sleek’s products wouldn’t touch them because associating yourself with 50′s fuckery is a cross promotional nightmare. Sleek Audio needs an athlete to endorse their products. In the age of Obama and Odd Future; gangs and gangster culture are played. Why do you think jay spent the last two years changing his image? Any good business man can see this coming a mile away. They should hire me, because their marketing strategy is trash.

  • mjg

    its because of his twitter

  • Downgraded to Human

    idiots his now messing with SMS AUDIO wait for the major promo to start.

  • Van

    If Sleek really wanted to compete they would have grabbed an iconic producer and battled it out on that level. smfh @ these guys not knowing shit about their demographic.

  • dontshootmedown

    No disrespect to 50 but Dre beats all day!!

  • Van

    SMS are idiots too.

    Can’t knock the hustle (c)

  • Black Shady

    lmao!!! oh snapppppppppppppp!! after all the promotion 50 gave them LOL thats cold
    lets be honest…nobody heard of them b4 50 got involved. I’d sue believe dat

  • Citylivin’

    Bullies fall…..and when bullies fall they fall HARD yo….50 know what to do to become relevant in music again….Pimpin Curly HA!…restart the beef with Ross….that’s probably the only time niggas cared about him…
    …….oh yea 50 stans…the fact that your favorite artist is rich has NOTHING to do with your music being wack….Example: Soulja Boy,Gucci,i’ll stop there.

  • KAYNE2JAY

    BEATS BY DRE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • curt

    why do people comment just to hate? Like the only time i ever comment it to say i like something. 50 isn’t god lol. Sometimes he makes bad music. Sometimes it’s pretty good. Quit fucking expecting grodt shit… that dudes been long gone lol

  • YaDig

    Fif on Detox? Hopefully

  • lol

    any money that Fif sold his stocks when they increased by like 300% or whatever it was awhile back. Gotta out that shit.

  • CutZ

    damn fif

  • Master

    They where too expensive anyway.. Who’s gonna pay $350 for some head phones in this economy??? Shit, It’s hard enough filling up the gas tank these days. Real walkie talkie…

  • Ac@pella!

    That’s cause nobody was buying these. They look cheap anyways. Sorry Fif.

  • PrincePolo

    @Ac@pella! you dumb ass wigga . they aren’t even released yet , and you saying nobody was buying them ? fucking hater . kill your self .

  • blackghost

    jimmy flexing his muscle notice he’s making music with that girl nicole jimmy had a talk wit fif and let him know who is running shit drop the headphones and I’ll make sure ur ablum gets the green light and promo that u need

  • New New No Limit

    Man that’s why you don’t fuck with these niggaz that ain’t use to being out of the street and in executive suites like my nigga Silkk the Shocker…Now that’s a niggaz headphones I will buy, I promise you his shit will be better than 50′s, Dre, and Luda shit put together.
    FREE C-Murder

  • Sc_R

    Curious if 50 sold his stock??.. Feds Gon knock on a couple doors behind this one

  • wouzi

    FUCK Y’ALL HATERS, MA NIGGA FIF GON BOUNCE BACK. FIF NEVER GIVE UP N I BET HE IS WORKING WITH ANOTHER COMPANY RIGHT NOW, SO DAT THE CAN RELEASE THOSE EAR PHONES. DR DRE N JIMMY R ARE TRYING TO DO THEIR BEST TO KNOCK 50 HUSTLE.
    THEY KNOW THAT IF FIF DROPS HIS EAR PHONES, ER BODY IS GONNA BUY DAT N THEY GOING TO LOOSE A LOT OF MONEY. FUCK JIMMY N DRE 4 TRYING TO KNOCK FIF HUSTLE.

  • http://www.windowslive.com kendra

    don,t worry 50 you don,t need um anyways just create your own things next time…maybe they jealous who knows…nuff said thou…

  • http://mail.google.com Jonathan

    Dont know how Sleek Audio is going to survive without 50 though, but then again, the guy’s rich… Maybe theres other offers out there

  • PrincePolo

    or maybe jimmy ofered fif his own beats line ? cause fif said he gonna met jimmy and talk about his new album and shit . maybe jimmy liked what he heared .

  • ITHURTS

    WELL IT AINT ’03 NO MORE!!!!!!

  • Mokh

    Supid!
    he goes to diss his fuckin mentor for a bunch of money.. STUPID! now that the money is gone, what r u gonna do CURLY? STUPID!

  • grammasta

    wtf does 50′s music have to do with a headphone business venture?

    my bad. most of y’all are lil’ niggas who don’t know business

    or y’all let your emotions determine business

  • ThisIsIt

    How! He was just on late night advertising that shit he gave that dued Conan some of the Head phones

  • john

    They’re still coming:

    http://www.headphoneshardware.com/50-cent-headphones-coming/

    Just by SMS Audio not Sleek

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