G-Unit‘s Lloyd Banks has shared his reaction to being called one of the top hip-hop artists in the rap game by Kanye West last night.
For Banks, he said the compliment did not go unnoticed and expressed how much he appreciated the remark.
“Last night I was in the studio,” Banks revealed in an interview when asked where he was when he learned of the shout-out. “Somebody hit me with that and told me what [Kanye West] said as far as the Top 5 thing and I mean, it’s just like, for me hearing that, it’s like d*mn because I have the utmost respect for what he does as an artist, so I mean, it’s cool, I definitely appreciate it. I don’t think it was ever any bad feelings towards Kanye from anybody, just more of a competitive thing. Rap is like a sport, football they line up on a line and knock each other down. Basketball, they run up and down the court. It’s all about competing, you know, I think it just makes it that much better when you do collaborate after some time.” (Trace TV)
Following West’s tweet, 50 Cent also shared a reaction with a playful response toward his artist.
“D*mn man Kanye do have power. Bank$ head $o big after that tweet la$t night he gone f*ck around and $ign to good music lol” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
West made his statement via Twitter Wednesday (September 8) night.
“Yo man Loyd Banks prolly the most underrated MC in the game… Man he deserve to be top 5 at least!,” West tweeted Wednesday (September 8) night. (Kanye West’s Twitter)
Following the compliment, Banks initially responded and expressed his gratitude to West.
“Thx a lot homie I appreciate that RT @kanyewest Yo man Loyd Banks prolly the most underrated MC in the game.he deserve to be top 5 at least!” (Lloyd Banks’ Twitter)
Check out Lloyd Banks’ response to Kanye West’s compliment below: