When 50 Cent announced his departure from the Interscope umbrella to go independent, longtime associate Tony Yayo took to social media to address the status of G-Unit and his relationship with 50 Cent.
He claimed that 50 “ain’t rocking with me and [Lloyd Banks] the same I layed my life down for the unit but you live and learn.” Yayo later added: “Loyalty get you nowhere in life it’s better to be a snake you’ll get further trust me .”
In an interview with Billboard, 50 Cent responded to those comments, calling his rise to fame with both Yayo and Banks “a wonderful journey,” but is ready to move on.
“I had a wonderful journey with the people I grew up with,” he said of G-Unit. “I think the frustration comes from shock, probably, that it’s not everything they wanted it to be. [Tony Yayo] of all people… It’s not a secret, it’s a known fact that he actually came home form jail with a million dollars and a Bentley. Like, ‘What do you want?’
“These guys are millionaires,” 50 continued. “They’ve made millions of dollars. Why do that then? Whenever there’s no one to blame, you know what game you play, [for] a look. I don’t know what the goal was.”
Despite the fallout with his childhood friends, 50 says it “doesn’t affect my life” and reveals that he has not spoken with any G-Unit members in some time.
“I don’t believe in looking back,” 50 Cent says. “I can care less about things that’s happened in the past. I’m looking forward, at prosperity…I’ve learned: The same person that tells you you’re a piece of shit tells you they love you when the right song comes out. ‘My man, 50 back.’ So you can’t be affected by ‘I hate you’ because it won’t allow for something good to come in.”