50 Cent and G-Unit stopped by The Breakfast Club this week, in support of their new The Beast Is G-Unit EP, during which Fif detailed his relationship with Dr. Dre.
“I don’t call to talk to [Dr. Dre] for no reason,” he says. “I think that relationship was business. For a long time, I was a New York Knick player in the middle of the L.A. locker room. Interscope was the West Coast, when it was East Coast-West Coast going on, and I never really saw them respond properly to Game’s disrespect when it happened ’cause they had some sort of allegiance to the West or something else. I was like, ‘You know I wrote the records?’ ”
50 goes on to reveal that his strained relationship with Dr. Dre’s business partner, Jimmy Iovine, helped drive a wedge between them. “Overall, I think the disconnect between me and Jimmy created the distance between me and Dre,” 50 explained.
Tony Yayo also weighed in on Dr. Dre’s support of G-Unit. “We beat somebody up for Dr. Dre,” he says. “I could say it now. No disrespect to L.A., but it was a whole bunch of New York dudes beating somebody up for Dre. He’s cool. I like his music and everything. I just feel when you beat somebody up, I feel like they owe you a little bit.”