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50 Cent Begs for Change at XXL

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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YANKSTER 50 Cent Does 50 Cent have something to hide? The rapper (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) seems to think so: He recently lobbied XXL magazine to kill a feature on his former manager, Chaz "Slim" Williams, founder of Black Hand Entertainment.

Though the story ended up running as scheduled in the November issue, Williams claims the episode is proof that Jackson has fabricated large chunks of his crack-slinging, gun-toting biography. "I'm one of the individuals that really knows the truth about him," Williams tells Radar. "So I would imagine he wouldn't want his credibility tested. I guess he just didn't want to face the truth."

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The piece on Williams was conceived as a reponse to a cover story on 50 in the September issue of XXL. In that article, the rapper claimed he came strapped to a peace summit with rivals from Murder Inc., and suggested that Williams had foreknowledge of a previous attempt on his life. When 50 got wind of the follow-up story he called XXL editor in chief Elliot Wilson and demanded the story be spiked, according to Williams, saying Interscope would pull its ads otherwise.

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