Rappers collide over Bush and Katrina disaster

ImageRap feuds aren't usually about differing opinions on President Bush. However, that appears to be the case with 50 Cent and Kanye West.

50 says he disagrees with West's remark that ''George Bush doesn't care about black people,'' proclaimed during a September telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims.

''I think people responded to it the best way they can,'' 50 told ContactMusic.com. ''What Kanye West was saying, I don't know where that came from.''

Instead, 50 said, ''The New Orleans disaster was meant to happen. It was an act of God.''

In a September interview with MTV, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson -- while otherwise complimentary of the popular ''Gold Digger'' rapper -- said: ''I feel like Kanye West is successful because of me.

''After 50 Cent, [the hip-hop audience] was looking for something non-confrontational, and they went after [the] first thing that came along. That was Kanye West, and his record took off.''

West's second album, ''Late Registration,'' has remained near the top of the charts since debuting Aug. 30.

50 stars in the film ''Get Rich or Die Tryin','' a biopic that is set to open Nov. 9.