Lloyd Banks recently spoke on his relationship with Young Buck and how the former G-Unit member was given a pass, unlike former associate The Game and Rick Ross.
Despite publicly calling out G-Unit at a concert last year, Banks said his issues with Buck are less severe than other rap rivals.
“I haven’t spoke to Buck since the last time 50 [Cent] spoke to Buck, or the last time [Tony] Yayo spoke to Buck,” Banks revealed in an interview. “It is what it is; I don’t have any hatred towards Buck. I think there were a lot of mistakes that were made, a lack of communication and things of that nature. Buck showed his discomfort; I just think he went about it the wrong way. We’ve always been a tight-knit family, so I think it was something that should’ve been discussed within the four walls of the crew…You never heard Buck target Banks as an individual…Game was actually targeting me. He was making it his business to say something about me. Rick Ross was making it his business to say things to everybody but me. He was saying sh*t like, ‘F*ck Yayo, f*ck 50, and um, Banks is cool.’ I’m not with that sh*t. That’s how n*ggas get smoked where I’m from. I don’t play both sides of the fence. You can’t diss my n*gga and not diss me when I see you, you’re gonna have a rude awakening.” (Hip Hop DX)
Tony Yayo recently discussed his problems with Buck and Game.
“That’s the thing with Buck, I had a little altercation in Miami with DJ Khaled at the radio station,” Yayo said in an interview. “Sh*t could have got ugly, it was on Tupac‘s birthday, too, he said he was gonna do a song with Khaled and that’s when I started looking at the n*gga funny. If 50 says he got a problem with a n*gga then we all got a problem with a n*gga…Game is not even hot right now, he did a few records. Let me tell you something, Game is a lucky a** n*gga. When I got out of jail, that Game album was supposed to be my album.” (Forbez DVD)
Buck recently said he no longer held a grudge towards the Unit but wanted off Fif’s label.
“Much respect to them dudes, but I’m doing my thing right now,” Buck said in an interview regarding G-Unit. “To be honest, I’m trying to get away from that situation. No sooner than I get away from that situation, you’ll be hearing from Young Buck. [The music industry is] 90 percent business and 10 percent talent…Cashville Records, we got this.” (MTV)
The rapper was dismissed from G-Unit in April 2008.
“You can look at it and see that’s Game all the way,” Fif said in an 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)