50 Cent Says He Was "Insensitive" Towards Lloyd Banks When Banks' Father Passed Away

50 Cent: "[Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks are] like my little brothers, so at points I say things that make them uncomfortable."

50 Cent says he hasn't always made his fellow G-Unit members, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, comfortable.

"[Yayo and Banks are] like my little brothers, so at points I say things that make them uncomfortable," 50 Cent says in an interview with MTV. "There was one point where you can even say I was a bit insensitive. [Banks'] father passed away and I was like, 'All right, he passed away, but you can't just go home and stay home.' He went home and just stayed at the house. Ask Kanye, his mother passed away while his record was at a peak point. If he didn't go on tour, he wouldn't be the Kanye you know right now. He worked his way through that situation; the world doesn't stop.

"I'm not much older than [Banks], but I've been out since I was 12," 50 Cent continues. "I've been hustlin' since I was 12. Because his father used to hustle, I look at him like one of the homies. When one of my homies gets killed or they pass away, we don't stop doin' what we been doin'. We lost...Probably 5 or 6 people got killed while we been on the road prior to him actually behaving that way. We don't stop what we've been doing. To me, it's an excuse." 

Since 2006, Banks released two full-length studio projects, T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight) in 2008 as a member of G-Unit and a solo album, The Hunger For More 2, which was released in 2010. 

In 2012, 50 Cent spoke about his relationship with Banks at the time

“He goes through these things where he goes and there’s no communication and then he goes off and he does what he want,” 50 said at the time. “And because I want them to be individuals and operate on they own away from me, I’m fine with it. I’ll tell his lawyers cause his lawyers tell me and I tell them to make sure that he does things. His way of dealing with things is not dealing with it...This is the second time that this has happened. Banks tucked away for almost a year after his father passed,” 50 Cent explained.

In February, Tony Yayo spoke about the distance between the three G-Unit members in an Instagram comment

“50 ain’t rocking with me and Banks the same I layed my life down for the unit but you live and learn,” Tony Yayo said in a post.

50 Cent is prepping the release of Animal Ambition, an album set to be released June 3. 

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133 Comments

  • Anonymous

    This might the route behind Banks laziness, People react to close deaths in different ways Kanye felt he needed to tour and make music, Banks is probably thinking forget rap I'm gonna spend more time with the fam because you don't know when they'll go. Could explain why he's inactive and just drops the odd mixtape here and there

  • fi

    not surprising, you cant exactly run a $400 million drug ring if you have feelings....

  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile, Meek's about to drop another gold album. Also, Ross helped meek through his apprentice's, lil snupe's death.

  • Anonymous

    The Plk is lazy when kanye mom die he didn't stop working

  • Non

    50's style of explaining things as if he's totally self-aware of his own wisdom and knowledge is fucking played out. I like 50's music a lot, but who he, and many of these artists are as people are crazy lost and confused about what it is to be a decent human being. All they see is dollar signs, and there is much more to life then loot.

  • Anonymous

    he said he only a couple of years older then banks but he been off the porch since he was 12.that means in the streets with no leach providing for himself, competing with grown ass men for tax free money like banks dad! that means banks daddy was in his 20's. and banks daddy sold dope with 50 a 12 year old. before 50 knew banks he used to hustle with banks dad. in the hood you lose homies every month. you become numb to death. so that's how 50 saw banks dad as his homie that he lost. he mourn but keeps moving. and he apologized for it. he didnt have parents, he been shot 9xs been providing for himself since he was 12 years old. all you niggas that never lived this shit dont speak on it. its outside of your sit on your hands and wait for help comprehension. this is a real self made nigga! and u marks thinking self made niggas will lay down have another thing coming. 50 a boss his label black balled him for competing with them, sms beats. he's a boss these other niggas just have licensing deals and fabricate their past and their present! real self made giants stand up pussy niggas stand down for it be a man down. 50 back musically and on every site he gets the most traffic by fucking far. and thats why real niggas appreciate the haters! 50 independent owning his masters creative control lions share of the profit and he is the biggest black male artist on the entire planet. only prince compares these rappers aint on 50 level not even jigga he dont want to boss up he wants to be fronted the dope. thats why he broke up the roc. dame wanted they independence!

  • Anonymous

    In related news 50 says Young Buck went 5x platinum in Puerto Rico, but that the RIAA would only credit him with 475k.

    • Anonymous

      "Young Buck went 5x platinum in Puerto Rico" Wow, so that means he actually managed to sell 5 copies there???

  • Anonymous

    Everybody handles death differently. Just cause 50 doesn't care about anybody but himself doesn't mean Banks had to shrug his father's death off and rush back to the studio to record some shitty songs.

  • Anonymous

    this is all part of 50's master plan. make it seem like G-unit fell apart before they reunite and make everyone go crazy.

  • Anonymous

    "LMFAO that reject 50 Stan is so hurt that his hero is getting shitted on that hes going to ask everyone why they "click on Fiddy articles" to shit on his idol! Hahahahaha! Keep hurting him untill he kills himself." What a geek! You sound like a real grade a loner desperate for someone to talk to online.

    • Anonymous

      "still no excuse for how he treated Banks in my opinion". What, you mean makin' him a multi- platinum, multi-millionaire ? Ingrates and haters....smdh.

    • Anonymous

      "Ain't it hard to believe a 40 year old man is spending his free time writing comments like that instead of having a life and a family?" Like the other guy said he lost his MOM and his Dad early in his life so he is dealing with a lot of pain, its still no excuse for how he treated Banks in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      Comments about his Hero makes him go off topic, he seems hurt inside.

    • Anonymous

      Ain't it hard to believe a 40 year old man is spending his free time writing comments like that instead of having a life and a family?

  • imho

    wow now im not even gonna check animal ambition out.. i was gona check it but this story hits close 2 home n someone who doesnt even care what their friends going thru doesnt care about the world.. this is the last 50 story im checking, commenting on same with songs.

  • Anonymous

    Banks is a nice rapper but pussy, even if he is the only black rapper raised by his father. Get to motherfucking work, son!! And now it's too late. Fuck Raekwon too.

  • Anonymous

    50 net worth is 260mil not 100mil

    • Anonymous

      LMFAO that reject Rick Ross stan is so hurt his hero will never go platinum in his life he jumps on every fiddy article to hate on his nemesis! Hahahahaha! Keep hurting him until he kills himself.

    • Anonymous

      LMFAO that reject 50 Stan is so hurt that his hero is getting shitted on that hes going to ask everyone why they "click on Fiddy articles" to shit on his idol! Hahahahaha! Keep hurting him untill he kills himself.

  • Anonymous

    Also, I see how you included how Banks has dropped a studio since 50's drought, aptly slick Tardio. I love 50 but he's full of it on this one. He's comparing his homies to Banks' dad dying? LOL He doesn't know how that shits gonna change perspectives and values.

  • Anonymous

    Easy for 50 to say, but he didn't have that experience. He didn't know his dad. He had to deal w/ his moms passing while young, but its different. On top of that, Lloyd ACTUALLY carves his own lane, while staying generally pretty relevant.

  • Stokanator

    I don't think it has anything to do with that, obviously losing a parent is worlds apart from losing a friend and I think 50 knows that. Everybody handles things differently, what worked for Kanye might not work for Banks. The real problem was 50 Cent is a control freak or "the big brother" as he liked to put it. 50 didn't want Banks to take time off, he wanted him out on the road so he could make money off of him plain and simple.

  • J Drty

    Man,50 a dickhead..No wonder his whole crew stopped fuckin with em.

  • Anonymous

    The water deal only was 400mil

    • Anonymous

      no it wasnt and there would be taxes on that, it's said that he got around 60-100 million after the deal was done.

  • Anonymous

    50 worth 450mil not 100 mil

  • DamnU

    i wouldnt mind being molested as a kid if i was to turn out worth over 100 million u dumb mf

  • HTG

    I think 50 is a sociopath.

  • Damn

    I think 50 Cent was molested as a kid or something. It would explain why he keeps pushing everyone away for little to no reason and acting overly tough.

  • Rumando

    50 is my dude but I have to disagree with him on this. When you lose a parent especially when y'all were close it takes so much emotion out of you. You fall into a despressive state and you don't want to be bothered by anything or anybody at that point. 50 doesn't know that feeling because he never knew his father and lost his mother at an early age. He comes across as unemotional towards people's feelings a lot and that could bring resentment from people close to you in your own camp when you aren't compassionate or considerate towards what they are going through. Banks needed 50 to be his big brother at that point in his life instead of his boss. Words of encouragement would have meant so much to Banks instead of him being distant and nonchalant about him losing his father. Yes life does go on but time heals all open wounds and I think 50 as a 38 year old man has yet to heal some of his which is why he comes across cold blooded. He still has issues and pain within him which causes him to have to have a hard exterior when he is fragile inside. I lost my mother so I would know what both of them had to deal with. 50 you are wrong on this bro all wrong He should call Banks and apologize for brushing him off and mend that friendship. They don't have to make music just peace

    • Anonymous

      You really should go on Maury.

    • Stokanator

      @anonymous- So Banks ain't a "real nigga" huh? What are the qualifications? Let me guess I bet your as real as they come right? It's alway comical to see people talk about famous people like they really know the and what they're doing in their day to day lives, and how they grew up. You don't know shit except what 50 cent and Banks want you to know K.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ people who click on 50 cent articles to write comments like that are sick and in need of help themselves!

    • Anonymous

      I have the upmost respect for Banks right now because he refused to be bullied and mistreated by 50 and chose to himself with someone who failed to respect him as a man and a fellow human being. Thisis why 50 always has domestic issues, he is a shallow sick man who needs help.

    • Merce Maddux

      Great post bruh. Its bigger then business.

    • Anonymous

      perhaps the best post I've read on this site, spot on analysis Rumando...

    • Frosty

      @Rumando Good post and very true. Too bad more than half the people on this site won't comprehend it. Too many of these niggas got a learning disability, straight up retarded.

    • Young Guwop

      Well said. These trolls will not understand this post.

    • Anonymous

      another CYBER THERAPIST ANALYZING NICCAS PAIN AND SHIT

    • Anonymous

      Banks don't fuck with you no more and either does Yayo and either do 99% of your fans, it's no coincidence nigga.

  • POPE

    all of these snippets are from an interview coming thats gonna air on mtv i believe.

  • Devane Sumter

    Pride battle between Banks and 50 to me. 50 the leader so he need to get his crew tight at least touring or collaborating with each other since they bring the best out one another.

  • Anonymous

    just heard a snippet of his new song Pilot, 50 back

  • dg

    If yall talked that shit about 50 in front of banks he'd prolly smack the shit outta yall.....

    • Stokanator

      Anonymous "I observe their actions in public" So you formulate your opinions from seeing 50 out in public all the time? Just out of curiosity where do you see 50 cent out in public enough to get so much reliable information? You aren't basing these opinions from the media stories that are spawned from rumors and assumptions?

    • Anonymous

      lol Banks a real nigga? he just a fake gangsta wannabe rapper

  • 614grind

    This article is full of commenters that never bought a 50 album but has listened to all his shit. Nigga love to hate 50.

    • Anonymous

      Wait did you say "for life" with the fakest clowns to ever rap? LMAO. You need to be embarrassed again... SMH! And you sound like a dick ryding groupie! Lmao! Jumping ships is what ya do!

    • Anonymous

      In 2006 I bought a $120 G-Unit jean jacket, I used to get compliments on it all the time.. Loved that thing, kept it perfectly intact.. Last year, I threw it in a bag of clothes and brought it to the Good Will.. because I felt embarrassed to wear it. That's when you know G-unit ain't sh*t anymore lol. MMG all day, MMG for life, Dream Chasers Records for life, WaleMusic for life!

    • Anonymous

      Y'all need to shut up..like ASAP..Cause you're stans doesn't mean everyone in the history of the world from 99 to know were G-Unit groupies like you were.I still listened to Murder Inc,Nas,D-Block,Dipset,Fat Joe after their beefs with 50.I never rocked some bum ass Reebok cause G-unit were printed on them and ditto with the gear.You dudes are ridiculous.Outta here with that bullshit...

    • Anonymous

      naw half of these niggas were 50 cent stans 10 years ago with matching g-unit sneakers and tee's but they pretending they never had a 50 cent posters on they wall

    • RHmmm

      The same can be said on every article o this site towards the commenters. Niggas just love to hate period no matter who they re hating as long as they are hating 24/7 FACT

  • Anonymous

    in other news: 50 cent says when doing a show he was farting and Tony YaYo was standing behind him

  • Something really wrong with hiphopdx

    Dont take the bait guys. This nigga's album is coming out so we will have more stupid articles by the DX STAFF. Tomorrow on HIPHOPDX 50 Cent says he likes ice cream but hates pizza!

  • Anonymous

    says the man without a father

  • Franchise

    This nigga 50 sign a cancer these niggas change moods faster than they prolly change draws.the only people that can stick around him long is people who actually have that real love for them.Cancer are some of the most miserable people.

    • fo3kist

      Word? I did not know that. Thank you. I think that was more informative that anything 50 advises his friends how to feel. Man lost his father yo. He wanna tuck his ass away for a year- that's on him! Lloyd Banks staying home doesn't line Curtis Jackson's pockets. 50 don't give a fuck about anyone that doesn't help him make money. Period. That's why his monkey ass sitting tell Oprah he has no friends. Just associates. But that's gangsta to some, I guess...

  • Anonymous

    u can't serve hunneds of teens then cry wtf

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent Animal Ambition Leak http://www.jamplify.com/91237d

  • Anonymous

    SAY WHAT U MEAN AND MEAN WHAT U SAY. ALL THIS BACKTRACK STATEMENTS AINT NICE.

  • allhiphop.com (real hiphop)

    o hear we go again hiphopdx(hiphop50cent) 50cent picks his nose 50cent go to the toilet 50cent thinks its gonna rain later 50cent is tupac 50cent gonna beat everybody up bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

  • Anonymous

    Banks losing his father was the moment that changed him

  • Anonymous

    50 set his niggas up to make millions; provided them with excellent lawyers and accountants; toured with them all over the world et cetra. In other words, he did right by his niggas. Yayo & Banks in particular benefited greatly from their relationship with him. With that said, 50 seems to have a knack for fucking up relationships. Think how often he alienates friends and family members. Shit, think about the fact that he took his son -- his flesh and blood -- out of his will, essentially disowning him. It's quite obvious to me that the nigga has psychological issues that affect his ability to establish/maintain healthy relationships. Despite his great success, I'd bet a million dollars that he is a miserable motherfucker.

    • Anonymous

      Nah, ya just want him to be, hater. He continues to win even though everyone hates him. That's how he came in the game.

    • Anonymous

      "my nigga do you realize how pathetic you look writing long ass comments about a nigga you dont even like?" Shit, ain't nothing pathetic about talking about a rap nigga on a rap cite lol

    • Anonymous

      my nigga do you realize how pathetic you look writing long ass comments about a nigga you dont even like?

    • Anonymous

      SMH I guess I'll respond to you niggas. Response to: "Do you believe everything that is written on Social Media?" My remarks regarding 50 are informed and developed by observing his behavior, not by social media and gossip websites. Response to: "People claim to know so much about celebrities. We don't know sh*t about them personally. " I don't make authoritative remarks about them, claiming to know intimate details about the personal life of 50 or any other celebrity. However, I observe their behavior in public, then formulate my opinions based on them. Response to: "you're a fool if you really believe he took his son out of his will. they were chillin together in ATL like a month after those texts got leaked." What's your point here? Response to: "WE GOT A CYBER THERAPIST IN THE HOUSE" My nigga, do you understand what therapy and therapists are?

    • Anonymous

      Thank God we have REAL rappers like Kendrick Lamar who let their music do the talking and don't act like media whores to appease their male groupie fans. 50Cent is the fourth Kardashian sister, he has all the traits of a spoiled rich white chick, nigga is the Paris Hilton of HipHop.

    • Anonymous

      you're a fool if you really believe he took his son out of his will. they were chillin together in ATL like a month after those texts got leaked.

    • Anonymous

      WE GOT A CYBER THERAPIST IN THE HOUSE

    • Anonymous

      Do you believe everything that is written on Social Media? You only get a certain percentage of the story. 50 is a sell out, Ross is a snitch, TI is a snitch, c'mon man. Give me a break. People claim to know so much about celebrities. We don't know sh*t about them personally. We only know what the media wants us to know in order for them to sell the news.

  • Anonymous

    damn that was a dope interview 50 kept it 100 as usual but people forget 50 never knew his dad his mum died when he was a kid and his aunt said after that he started to change and become angry and violent.

  • Anonymous

    This dude lost his father... Shit ain't easy.

  • COCA

    DAMN AND HE'S PROUD TO ADMIT THAT SHIT??

  • Anonymous

    when u make too much money it changes u i think thats what happened to 50 cent any real hood guy who starts seeing that much money is going to get addicted to it 50 still a real dude who keeps it gritty but sometimes i feel he needs to think about what he does with the people who he came up with but then again he too rich he probably wouldnt care anymore

  • Black Child

    Word to God, fuckin snitch ass nigga 50 Cent Fuck is wrong with you nigga? Actin like you Ferrari nigga, you can't never be me Boy (uh huh), cause You a snitch nigga you ain't gonna pop nothin Pay a nigga to do it, so you could tell the cops somethin 187 your "Unit", Hector Lynn and Cotch dumpin You hear the shots comin (5,0), start runnin [Verse 1] You knew I was comin, dumpin, who wanted a hundred rounds Didn't I stab you up?, don't make me gun you down Your whole career's nothin, but a publicity stunt Until I kill you and give you the publicity you want Yeah front page, rapper that's over paided Found under the stage, felt under from the gauge Nigga I got women that do the evil men do They got more heart than you and want no parts of you You hit chickens I used to, I fuck bitches that use you And lose you, for the loot, big fists from Hooptie Nigga you say you a gangsta, but we don't believe you I come through 134 and don't see you Pull up in somethin tinted, nothin rented Pull out the Mack 10 and dump everythin in it And ain't no witnesses, witnessin shit Except for the four fifth and you on the floor stiff (uh huh) Wanksta [Verse 2] I got a lot of killin to do 'fore I die and I ain't got bullets to waste shoot this nigga in the face How you call yourself Ferrari?, you don't ride like me In the hood, everyday "Ready To Die" like me How does faggot nigga do a song with B.I.G.? When he the snitch of the city, I'ma have to talk to Diddy Fiddy I had a knife, you had a gun You ain't pop one shot, poked you, you called 911 What you know about AK's and AR 15's? Nothin nigga, you up in the precinct at the 113 Damn homie, you a bitch, you a snitch On your man homie, what the fuck wrong with you? I got a fourth and Beretta that says revenge is better Put holes through your leather, they have to sew you back together Black could never chirp like that bird to the cops He got a camera is his drawers and a mic is his watch (uh huh) Pussy [Chorus] [Black Child - talking] (*echo*) Word to God you fuckin faggot Keep playing games, go 'head drop your fuckin album talking about how much money u got nigga we dont give a fuck nigga !! aha And I'ma do a fuckin interview with the fuckin arrestin officer nigga Don't keep playin games man Fuckin Officer William Fitzgerald from the two thirty-four nigga On 54th Street nigga, you know Stop fuckin playin games, actin like you don't know what happened nigga Word to God, this Black Child too nigga Black Child a.k.a. Ferrari Black nigga It's Murder Inc, faggot pussy

  • Anonymous

    Okay, so Banks father passed away. Maybe he was really close to his dad? What's the issue? Everyone deals with issues in their own way. I think it's pretty bad that 50 is letting everyone know his personal issues. C'mon man.

  • hunned

    real shit i cant stand this nigga 50 !! snake ass nigga! queens aint ridin with this clown

  • Monte Plus

    That was some insensitive shit...lol One of the homies is a lil bit different from ya father, especially if he's been a good father.... Hopefully, they'll get things back on track...

  • 3 SOLID ALBUMS

    Banks is the best mc outta g-unit young buck was dope as fuck too but banks was really killin with the punchlines n shit.His mixtapes alone put him in the top 10 bracket. Cant expect 50 to understand losing a father he never had shit no parents sellin crack n robbing ppl from age 12 in queens gon turn you to a cold hearted motherfucker ppl seem to 4get 50 really was bout that life he ran his own crew in southside u gotta be hard to do that shit that's why I laugh when people compare him with ross

  • YJGBeatz

    BANKS FNO WAS THE BEST MIXTAPE OF 2013 #FACTS

  • OGBobbyJohnson

    Banks been that nigga...50 fell off. PLK all day. that cold corner 3 is gonna be better than animal ambition. 50 just dudnt understand cause he didnt have a father...thats now cool...any real nigga wouldve been there for their homie

  • KamG

    what ever happens, im rockin with banks...i used to be a fan of 50 but if 50 aint fuckin with banks then fuck 50...banks been my fav rapper for 10 years

  • RealNigga

    To be honest, Lloyd Banks is the best MC out right now...he just doesn't know how to promote his shit...nigga aint had a video or interview in 3 years smh but 50 and banks need to squash this bullshit for real...

    • Anonymous

      Banks is a lazy ungrateful bum, 50 a real nigga, and all y'all some bitches, the end!

    • Anonymous

      like who? what great opportunities did he miss out on? he still had a hit with kanye

    • Anonymous

      Banks could have had a great carrer but he wasted so many collab opportunities because he had to ride with Snitchy Cents petty beefs.

    • Anonymous

      Banks a real nigga, he was like fuck that fag 50 I want to be my own man without this monkey on my back.

    • Anonymous

      Banks has known 50 longer than almost anybody and was really close to him so he knows better than anybody to stay the fuck away for this clown and I respect him for his choice.

  • Anonymous

    The god is back but everybody know the Plk is lazy as fuck

    • Anonymous

      ^^ Real talk homie!!

    • Anonymous

      50 got an album on the way so he got every bodies dick in his mouth trying to make headlines, I'm glad we got real rappers like Kendrick who let their music do the talking and don't feel the need to be a media whore to appease male groupies.

    • Anonymous

      "50 aint rocking with me and Banks the same I layed my life down for the unit but you live and learn" Dumb nigga layed his life down for a nigga that do t even rock with his ass no more, dumb nigga, next time lay ya life down for somebody that might appreciate it dumb nigga.

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