News: "I Don't Think G-Unit Turned Over A New Leaf, Some Things Get Exhausted"
Monday, Feb 7, 2011 1:50PM
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently spoke on why loyalty reigns supreme in the 50 Cent-led crew.
Admitting the Unit is on more peaceful terms with other rappers these days, Banks said there has always been a strong allegiance between himself, 50 and Tony Yayo.
"I don't think that G-Unit turned over a new leaf, I just think that some things get exhausted," Banks explained. "I think it was exciting in the beginning to see the competitive nature come out. Hip-hop is a competitive sport. We were so aggressive and coming from the street, and we grew up together, so it was more expected of us to take more things personal. If you say something about Yayo, you might as well throw me in the mix because that's more than just my rap partner--we grew up together." (BET)
The "Punch Line King" also discussed the notion of the Unit being perceived as rap bullies.
"I think people get things misconstrued sometimes," he added. "Basically we developed an aura like troublemakers, but a lot of it you can't put on one party in particular, it was just being competitive. Sometimes they said things, sometimes we said things. I think that just makes it more exciting when the situations that aren't serious enough, that [can] be resolved, actually do get resolved." (BET)
Last month, 50 Cent discussed no longer holding a grudge toward ex-rap rival Cam'ron.
"What me and Cam'ron had is music," 50 said, characterizing their rift as a challenge to be the preeminent MC. "It's the competitive nature of the art form. In hip-hop, there's always been battling. It's a part of it. I don't wake up or go to sleep feeling like I hate Cam'ron. He's a good guy." (MTV)
In summer 2010, Banks opened up about dropping his past beef with ex-Murder Inc. singer Ashanti and apologized for previously taunting the star.
"She was appreciative," Banks told DJ Vlad when explaining her reaction to his recent apology. "We joked about it and she was like, 'Yeah n*gga, I could have got your a** too.' She could have dissed me back. You know what I mean? Who knows, I could have took a dive but nah, she understood what time it was. I just felt like that was cool for me to do, being that it was said. You got family members, everybody that might remember that time, so why not make it right before we go into the future." (Vlad TV)
Check out Lloyd Banks' interview below: