Rap rivals Kanye West
and 50 Cent
's much-hyped TV face-off took place on U.S. cable channel BET's 106th & Park
show on Tuesday night.
The rappers, who both released new albums on Tuesday, were expected to take the stage at MTV's Total Request Live
, but West boycotted the music channel's programs after missing out on winning one of five honours he was nominated for at the Video Music Awards on Sunday night.
Instead, only 50 appeared on the show, leaving BET to claim the duo's 'Clash of The Titans.'
Both acts performed two songs from their new albums and Jay-Z
wowed the studio audience when he joined West on the performance of Big Brother
, which is dedicated to the rap mogul.
Jay-Z admitted he was stunned when he heard the song: "To me, it's the second most important record he (West) made since Jesus Walks... I thought it was brilliantly written, I thought it was his respect about me."
West and 50 Cent then hit the studio together and the latter wasted no time in poking fun at his rival's Jay-Z's collaboration, stating, "He brought his big brother with him and his big brother ain't no competition for me... I'm Muhammad Ali
The hip-hop stars then teamed up to poke fun at country superstar Kenny Chesney
, who also released a new album on Tuesday.
50 insisted he'd never heard of the singer, adding, "I've heard of Toby Keith
But the friendly rivalry turned a little sour when 50's video for I Get Money
and Kanye's Can't Tell Me Nothing
tied for the 106th & Park's
number one spot on the daily countdown.
A disbelieving 50 Cent threw his arms in the air and threatened to throw his microphone away.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)