Earlier today, fans of Worldstarhiphop freaked out, and detractors celebrated when the site’s normal load of “sponsored” rap videos, pregnant hooker fights, and dubious viewcounts did not show up as normal. Soon afterwards, 50 Cent claimed responsibility.
But soon afterwards, he came clean with a call-in to Angie Martinez….
Audio: 50 Cent talks to Angie Martinez, Hot97….about the current site problems of Worldstar Hip Hop, and admits that contrary to his twitter-boasts, he didn’t actually shut down WSHH. But he does explain the tension between him and Worldstar is caused by an ongoing lawsuit. Fif says WSHH used his likeness on their site banner without permission and he thinks they promote negativity….which he says he’s no longer a fan of.
UPDATE: Q the owner of Worldstar also called in to respond to 50 Cent, and told Angie that the site’s problem has nothing to do with 50 Cent, the ongoing lawsuit, or the recent ICE takedowns of blogs. It’s a problem with his server. (now according to others, the problem may be a “level-5 take down” by Yahoo. As in, a complaint from someone to Yahoo about a copyright infringement that then resulted in a freeze. *shrug*) Either way, it should have been apparent that this was not the same as the previous ICE seizures, because going to WSHH did not redirect you to a sign from the Federal government.
(thanks to DJ Juanyto/Hot97 for the speedy audio)