50 Cent has challenged Kanye West to a live presidential-style debate to determine who has the better album.
The two rappers are set to release their new albums - Curtis and Graduation respectively - on the same day next month (11Sep07) and although the Gold Digger star recently insisted there was no rivalry between them, 50 - real name Curtis Jackson - wants to battle West in a challenge posed by TV presenters Terrance J. and Rocsi from the U.S. network BET.
And the Candy Shop hitmaker doesn't think West will have the nerve to turn up to the debate.
Speaking on BET's 106 + Park show on Friday (03Aug07), Jackson said: "I accept the challenge. Kanye, he's not going to want to show up. Just don't be asking me if I am a conscious rapper. I know exactly what I am saying - so I am conscious."