50 Cent Clears Up “New Day” Confusion

50 Cent recently released his new single “New Day,” which featured Alicia Keys and Dr. Dre. Weeks prior, Alicia serviced the same song as her single. Confused yet? Well, in an interview with xxlmag, Fif explains what actually happened.

Switching gears again, this time to the music, how does it work out where you and Alicia Keys both have singles called “New Day” in such close proximity and your version has the same instrumental and her same hook as her earlier release?
The actual track was produced originally for [Dr. Dre’s album] The Detox. I was actually recording with Dre for his record and when he played it, it had a chorus that was a little darker. When he sent it to her, Alicia sent it back with “New Day” and it had additional strings on it. He wasn’t sure that he wanted to use it because of creatively where he was at on his project. I was like, ‘I can use that’ because it would be the bright side of what I’m offering in my body of work. He was like, ‘Okay, take it then.’ Obviously, it was a hit. They’re sitting on it and after a while, she recorded additional verses and leaked the record.

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  • Anon DCPL

    I’ll take a 50/Nas collaboration over this.

    I’ll take a 50/Banks collaboration over this.

  • Huil Lu Kim

    SMH at people acting like he jacked he when she jacked the record and leaked without permission. SMH

  • http://eminem50cent.ru/ 50 Cent

    So interesting….

  • MadeMan

    Like it or not the track is doing well so far

  • Your Friendly Neighborhood Dopeman

    Cool track. ^@Anon, I was thinking about a 50/Nas joint yesterday as I was listening to “Life is Good”. That would be dope but unlikely it’ll happen.

  • King Ant

    50/Nas already collaborated but it wont happen again. Nt w Nas and his Supreme Team and bring back Murder Inc thing he got going on

  • La Verdad

    Let’s hear Alicia’s side of the story. Sounds to me like Curtis wanna start making some beef to promote his new stuff. Typical Curtis. Curtis go make mends with G-Unit instead.

  • Your Friendly Neighborhood Dopeman

    @King Ant, What track?

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    “New Day” song is nice. But a new “Day New” remix with Eminem would be nice too. Hope gets Just Blaze on the new album 2 or 4 tracks.

  • Nathanial Hörnblowér

    Nas already had an MC Burial for this actor.

  • hxxvaz

    Dre giving alway all his detox tracks. i bet we hear more on eminem next album

  • MHarstad

    Song is a hit regardless of how it came about..I’m excited to hear some more of Fif’s album material

  • http://www.twitter.com/mykewayne Myke Wayne

    stop bitching critics.

  • Evil

    Look at 50s bullshit explanation as for why he wanted the song
    “I can use that because it would be the bright side of what im offering in my body of work” Haha you only wanted it because as soon as you heard that hook,you knew it was a hit.Dre passed on it,you took it,wrote verses to it gave it to EM who mixed it and you put it out there.End of.

  • stupid shit

    actually the actualities of what actually happened was factually actually. cause actually see this is actually an act of the actual actualtors.this is all actual.

  • Black Shady

    50 got a hit!!!!!!!! drop a video

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    SMH@stupid shit. If FIF talk like Birdman i would understand your point but the man is talking proper. Your nothing more then a bitter MMG groupie that is emotional.

  • http://rapsunderground.com Murk
  • Name Withheld

    Even before I read the part I knew Curtis was gonna say actual and actually. Lo and behold, guess what he did…

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    @Name Withheld. Your bitter too huh? Let me guess FIF didnt autograph your G-UNIT sneaker?

  • mane

    Actually lol

  • JustMyOpinion

    If anyone would’ve told you 5 years ago, 50 would be in less control of his music. You would’ve disagreed. From the album release date, that mixtape that EVERYONE thought would be an album and now this.

  • Name Withheld

    Curtis uses actual and actually so much I’m afraid I may actually catch that actual habit.

  • http://rapradar.com YESSS

    i knew it the first time it was for detox thats y 50 wanna put out his album,dre is gining 50 n eminem his tracks for detox for there new albums,you remember get rich or die trying n marshall mathers lp thats what happened dre gave them all his songs

  • zeee

    can one of you industry blog interviewing ass naggas talk to 50 about this “actually” thing. please thanks

  • County Of Kings

    HOW IS ACTUAL NOT THE NAME OF HIS ALBUM???

    THE ACTUAL ACTUALITY’S OF THE ACTUAL ACTOR ACTUALLY KNOWN AS BOO BOO

  • BLACK EBERT

    Pretty soon, all the DETOX contributors will take their detox records back and put em out as leaks & singles lol. Cause ain’t never ___________ ya’ll already know. lol

  • mac DIESEL

    La Verdad says:

    Let’s hear Alicia’s side of the story. Sounds to me like Curtis wanna start making some beef to promote his new stuff. Typical Curtis.

    ^

    STOP REACHIN’ NIGGA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • FULTON AV

    @Zoom Zoom Shut da fuck up lil homie gay-unit groupie, yo boy fifty jackin’ other people’s hit no talent ass motherfucker talkin’ bout body of work LMAO SMH. DIZ nigga is a str8 lame fall off fuck bowi aint nobody checkin’ for is shit in da JETS/HOOD

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    @FULTON AV. I get it your another disgruntled MMG groupie.

  • ACTUAL ACTUALLY

    Not a bad song.

  • http://www.tagged.com/pienman pienman

    the song is DOPE! i’m glad 50 is back 2 getting his stride in honesty rather than tryin 2 do anotha shit

  • R

    15€ is confused and Gayer than
    Ocean!

  • buzz

    MERCY>>>> .all other hip hop songs this year

  • michelle michelle

    I think this song has has the potential of a “Run This Town” (Hov, Ye, Ri) I didn’t like that song either but you can tell it will be a radio hit, with possible opportunities for commercials and movies etc.

    The “actual” thing is weird.

  • 50 Cent

    Hey I really did put of my work in this, this is mine and Dre song haha Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ G-Unit

  • RICK ROSS

    hey 50 i put your ass out of this Game shut the fuck up BOWZE !