With the recent departure of Young Buck from G-Unit, or the booting rather, fans and critics have speculated who the next member to be booted would be. Lloyd Banks perhaps?
No way, it’s not likely. Banks says he loyal to 50 Cent until the end, if they’re hot or not. His loyalty is unconditional, he told MTV recently.
I’mma ride the wave when [the fans] are yelling, ‘G-Unit,’ and I’mma ride the wave when they saying, ‘G-Unot,’ ” Banks told MTV. “That’s it. It’s like being a hard-core Knick fan. I’mma be a Knick fan, and they lose every year. But I’m not gonna be the one to just come at the [championship] parade and be like, ‘Yeah!’ I wouldn’t feel right in here. When they doing my ‘E! True Hollywood Story,’ its not gonna [say that] I changed.”
In response to people thinking he may be the next to leave, he takes it as a blow to his character, explaining his frustrations with comments like that.
“I hear people say things like, ‘Banks is next [to leave].’ It’s frustrating,” Banks says, “because it takes away from everything I put into the brand. This [G-Unit logo] is my first tattoo. Co-founder! We play just as important a part as 50 does.
“When you say, ‘He’s next,’ it discredits everything I put into this. I wasn’t riding the wave to go with my own wave. I was riding the wave ’cause this is what I wanted to do with the people I grew up with,” he continued.
As far as Buck, he admitted to hot hating him, but said that he shares the same views as 50 when it comes to enemies.
“If you don’t like , I don’t like you: plain and simple. I don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to get that,” Banks told MTV. “I don’t hate Buck or nothing like that. He just made decisions that were premature. A lot of them were affecting 50. And at the end of the day, it affects us too.”
In the meantime, Banks — along with 50 Cent and Tony Yayo — are gearing up for the second G-Unit group album, Terminate On Sight. It is slated for release July 1.