In an interview with Funkamster Flex
last night (November 20), 50 Cent
gave his opinion on the low sales projection of his latest album Before I Self Destruct
As reported earlier, the album is projected to only sell around 160,000 copies by next week and will most likely miss the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200
50 Cent believes that the low sales were caused by the album's leak and the inability of his record label to take action.
"With the actual outcome of the project, once the record leaks from the international plant, what more can I do,"
50 explained. "I can't, I held the record long enough to get it to them, to mix and master it and for them to ship it and then it leaks from the plant internationally, I'm like come on, then that's it. They lost the ball. You know what I mean, if the numbers look funny to me, it's they fault."
Before I Self Destruct landed on shelves Tuesday (November 17). The set features appearances from Eminem, Ne-Yo
and R. Kelly
50 has enjoyed stellar first week sales since his official debut in 2003.
Get Rich Or Die Trying
scored 872,000 copies, The Massacre
cashed in over 1,000,000 copies and Curtis
rolled in 691,000 copies.