News: Tony Yayo Reveals G-Unit's Heavy Artillery Escorts On Tour, "We Had A Tank W/ AK-47s" [Video]

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 2:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently talked about security precautions his camp has taken for tours in Africa and why requesting an army tank for navigation is not out of the norm.

Recalling a 2008 tour in Africa, the "Talk of New York" said performing overseas is unlike American venues.

"Ain't nothing realer than Africa man," Yayo said recalling the time he helped get 50 Cent's chain back after a fan snatched it during a 2008 performance. "If you ain't been to Africa, go, you'll realize it's the experience of your life...We had bulletproof trucks, bulletproof vans, we had a tank with AK-47's. You can ask [Lloyd] Banks. We had 14 soldiers with AK-47's. They said if we didn't leave with the tank, we weren't gonna make it out -- 50's crazy. Banks is crazy too. They kidnap you and they'll kidnap you in Angola too. In Brazil, they'll block the road off. They make they own laws." (Vlad TV)

50 Cent had his chain snatched from a fan during a 2008 concert in Angola.

50 Cent had his necklace stolen by a fan during a concert in Angola. The incident, which took place as the rapper was onstage, was captured on video by a fan. In the video, the music stops as the person grabs the necklace and climbs back into the crowd. Responding to the incident on his website, 50 said security at the concert had been "limited" and "fans were able to interact with the group onstage". Contrary to the fans video, the rapper claims his own footage of the incident shows he "pushed him off the stage and jumped into the crowd and then all hell broke loose." (Gigwise)

The incident was later used to taunt 50 by his rap rival Fat Joe.

"I'ma show you that footage of Joe walking through the hood in Angola," Crack promised. "I can't believe that one. Man look you in your eye, yap you and walk off? That's amazing. I never seen no sh*t like that in my life...That p*ssy was shocked...It's irrelevant [if 50 got the chain back.] You get robbed in front of America? This is what I'm saying, did he get robbed in front of America? This is my sh*t, get the chain back? That's that bullsh*t, a n*gga get robbed and then you send your man 'cause he know him and get the chain back? N*gga you the illest gangsta? You the killer of all killers and n*gga robbing you on TV? He got robbed on TV. Never seen no sh*t like that in my whole life. That's incredible, Smack. Ask him about that sh*t because he's been keeping it real low though. I ain't hear from that n*gga in a minute. He ain't tryin' to argue with n*ggas, 'Yo, let's keep the fat n*gga quiet, let's keep Game quiet, let's keep everybody quiet and it'll die over.'" (SmackTube)

After 50 was attacked on-stage during a Brazil show last month, Yayo weighed in on the aftermath.

"The show got crazy, man," Yayo said in a phone interview. "For security reasons, when somebody jumps onstage...when [performers] got on chains for $20,000, $30,000, $40,000, that's a security risk right here. Nobody should be onstage except me,Banks and 50. It was just a fan -- he got a little carried away, a little happy. People make it seem like he got beat down real, real bad. He didn't get beat down bad -- he just got tackled, taken off the stage and the show [went] on...We been getting crazy love. That's why I don't want people in Brazil to think we out here beating down our fans. When somebody is on the stage, you want to keep the show going. We never stop the show. When you onstage and you got a crowd of 10,000 Brazilian people, you don't want to stop it because a guy is jumping onstage. Just like Africa or other places you go, people get excited -- we're like UFOs to the people. They don't see rappers come to Brazil and come to these other places. Sometimes fans get a little excited -- that's what that was about. The guy wasn't beat up bad or nothing." (MTV)

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