New York rapper 50 Cent has turned a new page in the fall of G-Unit by revealing his distanced relationship with group members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks has passed the boiling point.
Speaking to Hot 97 radio host Angie Martinez this week, Fif admitted he no longer keeps in contact with the Unit.
“I see Yayo all the time. He actually comes through — he’ll pop up. We’ll do that, but away from it when we come home I be busy working on something and they supposed to be doing the music, writing the music,” 50 told Ang. “Now it’s like I think I’ve enabled them. I’ve damaged that by being so close to it that they just go. Their way of dealing with things is not dealing with it so you can have people that work for you who you work for because they’re just waiting for you to do it. Or you don’t say anything and there’s no urgency — I don’t talk to them. We’re still friends, it’s just the relationship is different. We grown – the issues came up where that they feel like it’s hard for them to be the man while I’m around.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Last month, Tony Yayo addressed controversial Fif remarks and denied having any tensions toward him.
“Who started Gunit me that’s who.,” he tweeted August 12th.
“Why would I blow shots at 50 the media want see Gunit fail so bad we won to much in front of n*ggas everybody running with our format.” (Tony Yayo’s Twitter)
A few days prior, Fif admitted to investing too much time into steering Yayo and Banks’ careers.
“I actually haven’t spoke to ‘em very much. I’m to fault for that, though. I think I disabled them,” Fif revealed in an interview when asked about the rappers. “I did so much for them that they don’t have a continuous work ethic. They got both of those tapes out there, but did you see any visuals? Anything? There’s certain things that the new guy is doing to create momentum or energy. They just sit there and wait. When someone works for you, you have the habit of dealing with things by not dealing with them. You may get in the regimen of coming over and doing it for them.” (XXL Mag)
Back in May, the rap executive revealed he had not talked to Banks in nearly a year.
“He goes through these things where there’s no communication and he goes off and does what he wants, it’s set at that point because I’ve spent marketing dollars so he can go wherever he wants to go and actually go do shows, make money and do other things,” 50 told radio host Big Boy. “At that point, it’s fine for him to move around and go do it by himself. I want them to be individuals and operate on their own away from me, I’m fine with it. … We can get on the phone together, but I haven’t spoken to him. I haven’t spoken to Banks in nine months. But this is not the first time this has happened. He’s a baby. He’s the youngest in the actual G-Unit, he got really rich at 19. Both him and Tony [Yayo] have made over nine million dollars. With [Young] Buck, it was almost eight million dollars.” (Power 106)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview below: