From an interview with 50 Cent in Spin
, July 2007:
Are you worried about the state of the music industry and that hip-hop record sales are down 30 percent from the time of your last record? You know what's interesting to me? If we're selling 30 percent less records, then really, what's the problem that people have with us? Why isn't the violence down? If we're that fucking' influential, you know what I'm saying?
Violence should be down 30 percent?
Yeah, why isn't the violence down 30 percent? Ask that question in your article. I'd like to know the answer to that!