Making his return to the rap game this year, 50 Cent had two people who were noticably absent. Many questioned what happened to Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, the two rappers who remained by his side through thick and thin. It was only two years ago when 50 Cent established the EMI deal for G-Unit, allowing Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo to drop albums.
After the deal expired, it was only Lloyd Banks who dropped an album. In the time since then, however, his time around 50 Cent dwindled. The same could easily be said for Tony Yayo, who once claimed he was 50 Cent’s tax write-off. Comments like those could have led to the feelings 50 Cent has toward his former partners.
During a May interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, 50 Cent revealed he had not spoken to former G-Unit right hand, Lloyd Banks in months. When he returned to Big Boy’s Neighborhood, 50 Cent revealed he gave them space because they need to be more independent. 50 Cent said he told them they needed to find managers, a position he held for years, but was backing away from.
Though he was close to Tony Yayo, 50 Cent said he needs to do more. 50 Cent also had choice words for and about Lloyd Banks.
Listen to the entire interview below: