News: "If I Saw 50 Cent & Irv Gotti Doing A Song, That Wouldn't Surprise Me" [Video]
Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 1:20PM
Murder Inc. artist Charli Baltimore has re-emerged onto the mainstream and divulged on her relationship with estranged boss Irv Gotti.
Admitting to 4-year communication gap between herself and Gotti, Charli also gave her reaction to ex-labelmate Lloyd collaborating with the Inc.'s G-Unit rival, Lloyd Banks, last year.
"I actually saw Irv in the summertime," Baltimore revealed in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. "Me and Irv aren't on best terms but we speak, we're cordial. It's nothing. We didn't speak for four years. So yeah, actually, we didn't speak for four years but I'm over it. It is what it is. You just gotta keep moving on. Because if you [continue to talk about it], you just sound like, it's almost like being institutional...[My reaction to Lloyd and Lloyd Banks collaborating?] One thing about Irv, Irv's got a great eye for talent and Lloyd is talented. So it's like you can't hold somebody stagnated to a situation that's not working out. Was Lloyd not supposed to work with Lloyd Banks because his Murder Inc. situation wasn't working out? It's just ridiculous at this point. No, I wasn't shocked. If I saw 50 Cent and Irv doing a song, that wouldn't surprise me. It wouldn't surprise me. I've seen such craziness at this point, it wouldn't surprise me at this point." (Radio Planet TV)
Last June, Lloyd talked about working with Banks for their "Any Girl" record despite their past camps' beefs.
According to Lloyd, he would have never been able to work with an artist like Lloyd Banks, due to the ongoing feud between 50 Cent's G-Unit and Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. collective of artists. "There was no hesitation on my part because we never had direct issues," Lloyd said of his collaboration with Lloyd Banks. "We met for the first time in the studio and everything just clicked. It felt like it was our 10th song together." (All Hip Hop)
Lloyd also later collaborated with 50 Cent on the track, "Let's Get It In".
Lloyd gets it poppin' on his 50 Cent-assisted joint, "Let's Get It In," the second single from the crooner's Zone 4/Interscope Records debut King of Hearts. The Polow Da Don-produced track boasts a moody, electronic beat with Lloyd coaxing a girl to leave the club with him and head back to his crib for a night of intimacy. "It's featuring someone who I always really wanted to work with," Mr. Low Fade, Still Paid previously told Rap-Up.com of the single. "It's very controversial. It's gonna be awesome. It's gonna be the sh*t." (Rap-Up)
Despite tensions between both camps, Lloyd Banks recently admitted to extending apologies toward ex-Murder Inc. artist Ashanti for their past feud.
"I had a chance to talk to Ashanti over the telephone," Banks said in an interview. "I mean, my reasoning for apologizing, I just felt like I should. Even at the time when we were going back and forth in that feud with Murder Inc., she wasn't speaking. She wasn't throwing shots or anything. I think if you're a part of the game then you should get played. At that time, she just was on the roster, so I just felt like it would be cool for me to just apologize for some of the things that were done in the past. Even though it was done in hip-hop, it wasn't anything personal. It just felt that I should do that." (BET)
Check out Charli Baltimore's interview below: