G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks has offered analysis on former cohort The Game and his recent truce calling after being kicked out of 50 Cent‘s crew five years ago.
From Banks’ perspective, he believes reconnection talk is Game’s attempt to uplift his career.
“I mean, G-Unit is in tact,” Banks told DJ Vlad in an interview after being asked about a reunion. “At the end of the day, man, Game, he knows. He knows the history the same way we do. We all know what was said, the actions that were took. Some things you don’g get passed, you know what I’m saying? At this point on, I’m really not concerned with it. I’m just pushing what Banks gotta do, getting my brand going. I mean, if everything’s gravy, you wouldn’t hear those possibilities come up. If everything was going on, and platinum albums and selling them on their own and all that sh*t, the last thing you would hear is a peace treaty…It’s only so long you can stand off the hype of somebody else. That’s like the whole thing when everybody was saying G-Unit this, G-Unit that, G-Unit ain’t relevant. How the f*ck does somebody tell you that. You’re not supposed to hear that. If you heard that I’m not relevant, that means I’m well, live, relevant. They’re talking about me…” (Vlad TV)
The Unit’s Tony Yayo previously envisioned Game rejoining G-Unit.
“You know what I think would be cool if Game comes back,” Yayo asked XXL Mag staff during a live UStream broadcast. “I’d set him up and smoke him on the tour bus or something. Or throw him off the tour bus or run him over with the tour bus or poison his food, or, I don’t know, something. I want him to get back so I can set him up…I don’t see nobody I had beef with. We’re running around doing our thing and they’re running around doing nothing. I don’t want to be friends with Game. I don’t want to be friends with that guy. That guy’s bi-polar. He’s gonna say ‘F*ck G-Unit’ tomorrow. He’s crying one day saying, ‘Oh, hip-hop,’ then he said, ‘Oh, I want to be with the Unit,’ then he said, ‘I don’t want beef with n*ggas,’ then ‘F*ck Yayo.’ I don’t got time for that man.” (XXL Mag)
A few months back, Game said he would be open to reunion talks.
“It’s a new day and it’s really time to get money you know what I’m saying — So all I’m saying is why not get out here wing it like Voltron and sh*t,” Game said in an interview. “Bring it back full circle and make some motherf*ckin’ money…I wasn’t opposed to it…He got an ego. I got an ego. Ain’t nobody apologizing. Ain’t nobody saying that they was wrong, but you ain’t gotta do that to make amends. You just gotta get together, do the sh*t, and you can do it for the sake of money. We don’t gotta break no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in half and do the sh*t. Come to an agreement as men, get the sh*t done like men.” (Hip Hop DX)
However, ex-Unit member Young Buck recently said a regrouping was out of the question for him.
“I just want to get this out real quick and make sure to let all my people out there know one thing, as far as the G-Unit reunion sh*t on me, I ain’t with that sh*t,” Buck told a crowd of concert fans. “We got too much unfinished business to happen, 50 [Cent]. I’m not with none of that sh*t — I just want to make sure we get that clear. I’m not with it my n*gga, you took a real n*gga through too much my n*gga. If you want war, we gonna go to war [and] we gonna do this sh*t in a real street way until one of us dies my n*gga. I’ll play that game with you. It’s only right, somebody’s gotta do this in a real way…Even if I lose my life in being a real n*gga, one thing y’all motherf*ckers know is that [I] was a real n*gga…When a n*gga playing with a n*gga’s life then you treat a n*gga with no emotions. You take a n*gga’s life. So either meet me in h*ll or heaven, f*ck you, f*ck G-Unit.” (EME T.V.)
Check out Lloyd Banks’ interview below: