G-Unit leader 50 Cent once again addressed recent speculation suggesting there is tension between him and protege Lloyd Banks, admitting it is time for the “Punchline King” to finally spread his own wings.
While their relationship remains intact, Fif believes Banks must now focus on steering a sprouting solo career on his own.
Fif also talked Lloyd Banks. There’s been rumors of Banks having tension with the rest of G-Unit, but 50 says he’s allowing Banks to “develop” on his own. After putting so much energy into Banks’ career, he now wants to focus on his own music. “There’s a point when artists need to develop themselves and their things on their own. He’s reached that point,” 50 explained. “You work for me but I’m working for you? That’s the concept that’s been going on their entire career… I gotta focus on me too.” (Baller Status)
Earlier in the week, the G-Unit boss swiftly addressed Banks’ spotlight absence as of late.
“Nah, he’s not on the [upcoming Gangsta Grillz: The Lost Tape] tape,” Fif said when asked about Banks’ perceived estranged relationship with the Unit as of late. “I mean, he’s been doing the shows so they’ve been seeing him. You just don’t pay to go see his shows or hang out with him.” (This Is 50)
Banks is currently putting together his upcoming V6 mixtape.
“Still a few things I have to do with the tape,it’s not droppin monday..but soon after!,” Banks tweeted April 28th.
“I just want it to be delivered the right way”
“Trust me it’s worth the wait! You won’t be disappointed..” (Lloyd Banks’ Twitter)
In early May, 50 explained why Interscope Records dropped G-Unit.
“The reason why G-Unit was dropped, so the general public understands: the reason G-Unit was dropped from Interscope Records was because the deal I gave them was so well-put-together for them that they were to receive $750,000 in advance on the next albums – each one of the artists. So they gotta remove that in this climate of sales. They just can’t afford it.” (“Bootleg Kev”)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: