Former Murder Inc. artist Charli Baltimore recently opened up on her past conflict with rap star 50 Cent and the G-Unit during her run with ex-labelmates Ja Rule and Irv Gotti.
In addition to addressing the past feud, Baltimore also revealed she was a one-time associate of former G-Unit member Game’s Black Wall Street.
“I don’t even know him, I just kind of got pushed into it by default,” Baltimore said, referring to 50 Cent. “I never met him one time in my life — I was with my clique, so it was what it was. It wasn’t anything personally going on, so I get it. [You heard my diss?] I don’t know which one, it was a few. You know, I was with Black Wall Street for a while. [laughs] That sh*t is so old. Yeah, so old.” (This Is 50)
Back in January 2011, Charli spoke on disassociating herself from Irv Gotti and gave her reaction to ex-labelmate Lloyd collaborating with G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks.
“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)
Despite tensions between both camps, Lloyd Banks previously 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)
Outside of Unit talk, Baltimore recently spoke on her career and nearly quitting rap.
“I’m working on the album, actually, we’re finishing up the album,” Baltimore revealed in an interview with radio host Cherry Martinez. “The album will be out in April, I’m about to put out the first single and we got a lot of interesting stuff coming out. I’ve got a movie coming out next month. Guns & Roses 2. … I really wanted to do the acting thing, my manager, Crystal, wanted me to do the music thing, so we had to kind of like come together — we compromised. But I’m actually glad that she did it because I was kind of off the music thing and she was like, ‘No, you’ve got to do it.’ And then when I started working on it again, I was like, I got super excited.” (Power 105.1)
Check out Charli Baltimore’s interview below: