When Rick Ross had his medical scare late last month, a lot of people were surprised that 50 Cent wished his foe well. Now with Fif wishing him well, their past tension was rehashed as MTV News asks 50 about the “beef” with Ross.

50 Cent says Ross used their beef to elevate his career:

“When you look back on the motivation of it, you say, where did it start? He says it started because I looked at him the wrong way. That just means he wanted to compete, he wanted to move up, he wanted to create an awareness for himself, and he did it.”

Fif said the situation with Ross is just all part of the Hip Hop culture:

“Over time, if you personalize everything that is said in each competition… This is why they changed the terminology from ‘battling’ to ‘beefing.’ It was always that battling was a part of the culture; they didn’t do that until Tupac and Biggie Smalls’ situation,” he said. “That’s when it became taboo to actually mention an artist’s name.”

Watch 50 Cent’s interview with MTV News below: