New York rapper Troy Ave has weighed-in on recent jabs shot at him by 50 Cent over his G-Unit comrades Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo leaning on him to build a bigger buzz. #WatchYaMouth
In Troy’s perspective, Fif delivered his personal issues with the Unit members to the masses.
“I think that was wack. You know what I mean? But that’s they personal issues. I don’t be really having an opinion on other people’s personal issues. I think it was wack. That is kinda his opinion. That don’t make no sense. But I think it was wack. I wouldn’t have said that about my people. But I don’t know what they got going on. Lloyd Banks definitely in my new video. And I don’t feel like they was hype men. I feel like they was doing what you supposed to do.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Recently, Fif said Troy had relied on the Punchline King and Talk of New York for support in light of recently released tracks.
“They actually like [Troy Ave’s] hype men now,” 50 said to New York’s Hot 97 of Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. He was referencing appearances on Troy’s “Show Me Love” and “Your Style,” respectively. “That’s not a shot. They’re there as the supporting cast.” Despite those words, Fif still made it seem like he’s just an elder who wants the best for and out of those he’s watched grow. “They’re like my little brothers,” he added. “I’d like for them to work to sustain their interests in the public.” (MTV)
Curtis Jackson also suggested his influence could be found in Troy’s music.
When it came to Troy Ave, about whom the Queens rapper has been asked plenty in recent weeks, Fif played both sides. “I like the idea of Troy Ave,” he said. “I would want it to work. Just because I want something to happen in the city, period. But in reality I hear a lot of me in Troy Ave.” (MTV)
Earlier this year, Yayo and the fellow New York native dropped their “Show Me Love” music video.
“You can find me in the club, bottle full of bub,” Troy Ave raps on “Show Me Love.” The Brooklyn rapper heads inside the club for the track’s visuals, where he finds more than enough of bubbly to keep the night going. Tony Yayo also shows up for a swig from one of 100 bottles, the VIP service and as girls start getting freaky with each other in the dim light. Can you feel the love yet? (VIBE)
Check out Troy Ave’s interview: