How does someone "leave all the beefin' to 50"?


From the latest song by Richard Colson Baker "Rap Devil"

Let's leave all the beefin' to 50 (please)
Em, you're pushin' 50

You can find a video of the song here.

  • Song lyrics can be difficult to interpret. So you may get very opinionated answers. – Mitch Sep 17 '18 at 14:50

From reading the lyrics in your link, the rapper seems to be talking to Eminem, and name-dropping lots of other rappers. In this context the first "50" is probably the rapper "Fifty Cent"

Hence "Let's leave all the beefin' to 50" would mean:

Let Fifty Cent get angry and complain at people, let's not do that ourselves

In the next line I think "50" is more likely to be an age, so "Em, you're pushing 50" would mean:

Eminem, you're nearly fifty years old

There is a slight chance that it's still talking about Fifty Cent, in which case my only guess is:

Eminem, you're pushing Fifty Cent close to the edge of his anger limit

  • Without full context There's the link to the lyrics to "Rap Devil"? Ha! The meaning of the phrase is explained if you click on the lyrics. – Mari-Lou A Sep 17 '18 at 9:55
  • @Mari-LouA - Thanks, I'm now more certain about the first "50", but still not really sure about the "pushing 50". – AndyT Sep 17 '18 at 11:32

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