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50 Cent Explains His Twitter Usage (Video)

blame it on Shake September 8, 2010

During a G-Unit sit down with MTV, Curtis speaks on the reasoning behind his rants on Twitter.

You know what’s interesting? I look at that platform as another place to express yourself in a different way, to entertain. Not necessarily to create a perception of your actual character, but to be entertaining. When other people used it, it was boring because they were trying to be safe, be politically correct. They gave you the presentation they were taught to give you after they were prepped for publicity. What I gave you was some of the things I’ve seen that were entertaining topic-wise — things that made me laugh. I think it’s healthy to smile. Even though I may have the persona as one of the darkest people in hip-hop culture, you seen me smile as often as — probably more often as — somebody you seen placed in that category.

He also cites Ice Cube as his influence in expressing himself differently, within a multitude of mediums.