As Rick Ross sides with former G-Unit member Bang Em Smurf, 50 Cent has shared his reaction and detailed the importance of loyalty.
Speaking on Bang Em, Fif described his former partner’s motivation and why it was vital to “dispose” of Young Buck when he did.
“I wasn’t surprised,” 50 said in an interview with Angela Yee. “I got like three letters that he sent to the office, he had turned Muslim while incarcerated and just wanted to make good…He got deported, so he’s not even in the United States…While he’s out of the country, he saw an opportunity to say something…I think the people around me that would be willing [to be disloyal] were disposed of. Like, they could have potentially have gotten Buck to do something like that. That’s why it was so important that I removed him the way I did. When you identify with a person having interest in themselves and themselves only, you gotta get rid of them. You can’t be a team player when they’re playing for themselves.” (Shade 45)
Smurf recently got on a diss track announcing his alliance with Ross.
“50, what up, it’s your boy Bang Em, man, Ross, you’re having too much fun,” Smurf says in the intro. “You’re finished, yeah, what’s up 50….You thought I was down and out, right? But I linked up with Rick Ross…So we all gonna get together and have a little fun with you, you bum a** n*gga…You know I got a lil’ sh*t on you…And [Tony] Yayo bum a** man…You used to sleep on my couch, dirty Marvin…You used to wear my boxers and sh*t…And [Lloyd] Banks, you never had a fist fight…Y’all n*ggas are finished.” (World Star Hip Hop)
The two reportedly grew apart upon Bang Em’s arrest in 2003.
After 50 Cent released his diamond album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Bang Em Smurf was arrested for a gun charge. He asked 50 Cent to bail him out, but 50 Cent never came through. Bang Em Smurf had to put up his house to get bailed out, then he confronted 50 Cent, asking him why he didn’t help him. 50 Cent responded by kicking Smurf out of G-Unit and “sending him to the hood to get some act-right”. (Nation Master)
50 has dropped several artists from G-Unit, including The Game, Olivia and most recently, Young Buck.
“You can look at it and see that’s Game all the way,” Fif said in the interview. “I was giving him a chance, giving him the benefit of the doubt. You can take this as an official notice right here, pretty much you can say, Young Buck is no longer in the group G-Unit, but signed to G-Unit [Records] as a solo artist.” (The Miss Jones Morning Show)
Check out 50’s interview with Angela Yee below: