G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid recently updated fans on what’s going on with estranged members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks amid new talk of a possible reunion going down in the near future.
According to Whoo Kid, Yayo is still touring on the road but said he has no idea what the latest is with Banks.
“Tony Yayo is still there [on the road], but Banks, I don’t know where Banks is,” Whoo Kid revealed in an interview with DJ Drama. “Wait another year [for that joint mixtape], and Banks will come out. Banks has a new deal with, I think, New Era.” (Shade 45)
Back in January, G-Unit general 50 Cent and Tony Yayo were spotted performing together in Puerto Rico.
50 Cent and his G-Unit compadres return today with something new for our viewing pleasures. The fellas recently took a trip down to Puerto Rico for an impromptu, surprise performance in the island nation. Before the fellas hit the stage they allow us to ride shotgun as they ride around the island checking out hot spots, females, and more. Before you know it, 50, Yayo, and the rest of the Unit hit the stage to give the PR fans exactly what they wanted, a dope show packed full of many of their hits. (Stupid Dope)
Over the fall, Whoo Kid talked about trying to reunite 50 and Banks.
“I mean I don’t even know man, I tried to like talk to them. Fif says he hasn’t heard from him, I don’t know man. They’re supposed to be cool, I don’t think there are any major problems. From what I know, they’re cool. They were all at Chris Lighty’s funeral. You will hear it from him (50). He will give you the view points on Banks and the whole situation with the Unit. But from what I know, they’re cool. But 50 will let you know and explains the situation better.” (HHNM)
Last 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 DJ Whoo Kid’s interview: