New York rapper 50 Cent‘s G-Unit camp just lost a key member. The hip-hop veteran has announced the unexpected departure of longtime protégé Lloyd Banks.

Fif went to Instagram Tuesday (June 12) to announce the shocking news and reveal the Punchline King is going solo for dolo.

Back in March, 50 Cent joked about Lloyd Banks gearing up for a rap game retirement.

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After mounted speculation, Banks finally went to Instagram Friday to shut down the retirement buzz.

The same day, Lloyd hinted at possible plans to fall back from the hip-hop scene.