Troy Ave Calls 50 Cent's Comments About Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks "Wack"

Troy Ave recalls calling Chance The Rapper a "weirdo" during XXL's 2014 Freshman photo shoot.

Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave has responded to comments fellow lyricist 50 Cent made about Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo being hype men for the Crown Heights emcee. While speaking with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Troy called 50 Cent’s comments about his fellow G-Unit artists “wack.”

In addition to labeling 50 Cent’s remarks “wack,” Troy Ave also questioned why Banks appearing in one of his music videos would make the rapper a hype man.

“As far as relationship, I don’t really have a relationship with him [50 Cent],” Troy said. “You know, I seen him. He gave it up, ‘You doing your thing out here. I like how you sound, what you do.’ I guess I got his support some type of way. But, I mean, you know how that go. What one man say or do don’t hinder on my success. I’m still doing my thing regardless.

“I think that was wack,” Troy added when asked about 50 Cent’s hype men comments. “You know what I mean? But that’s they personal issues. I don’t be really having an opinion on other people’s personal issues. I think it was wack. That is kinda his opinion. That don’t make no sense. But I think it was wack. I wouldn’t have said that about my people. But I don’t know what they got going on. Lloyd Banks definitely in my new video. And I don’t feel like they was hype men. I feel like they was doing what you supposed to do.”

It was just last month when 50 Cent called Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, Troy Ave’s hype men during an interview with Hot 97 and declared that, “That’s not a shot. They’re there as the supporting cast.”

While speaking with The Breakfast Club, Troy Ave also denied being standoffish during the photo shoot for XXL magazine’s 2014 Freshman cover. He says he was cordial with everyone on set and chopped it up with his fellow freshmen, but did recall calling Chance The Rapper a "weirdo."

“I don’t think everybody weirdoes,” he said. “It’s a few weirdoes on there, but that don’t mean they can’t coexist. Like you can be a weirdo and still make good music. I got no problem with anybody. It’s rap music business. I don’t care about all that…I was chopping it up with mad people. It wasn’t like—It was ‘Troy Ave, I mess with you.’ ‘Yo, what’s up my G. Aight? I mess with you too.’ I ain’t used to being in that type of environment with a bunch of artists and stuff like that…XXL, man, I was not standoffish. I was doing my own thing.”

Late last year, Troy Ave referred to Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Flatbush Zombies as “weirdo” rappers.

“Yeah, Kanye’s a weirdo. It’s a lot of rappers that’s weirdoes…I like a lot of Kendrick Lamar’s records too. It’s a lot of weirdo rappers that’s out—It’s mad weirdo rappers. Y’all don’t understand it,” he said, while appearing on Hot 97 last November.

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91 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Troy u need to chip back at Curtis on a verse. Body that nicca. I mean he said his nick name is Boo-boo WTF? Common now. How u gonna let a dude from Connecticut called Boo-boo disrespect ur hustle like that?.

  • Anonymous

    If Troy Ave was signed to a white boy from Detroit and came in the game dissing everybody and name dropping everybody then these blog nerds would love him with all their Caucasian hearts. A washed up crab rapper calling his former artist a "hypeman" because he showed support for a fellow NY artist shows the crab mentality that helped destroy this buffoons own career.

    • Anonymous

      so basically he's delusional like French Montana was

    • BACARDI

      A crab rapper is a clown who feels the need to speak negatively about other people on every available occasion. Troy Ave is talented and confident and he will be the next biggest thing out of NY.

    • Anonymous

      wtf is a crab rapper? You do know his former artist Tony Yayo actually was his hypeman for years right?

    • Anonymous

      If Troy Ave had an original bone in his body then these blog nerds might love him but he's a clown so he could never be signed to a white boy from Detroit.

  • Anonymous

    Dude needs to get rid of that pervert mustache. U either grow ur beard like a man or go clean shaven. Looking like some stupid ass f4g-g0t with em mustache.

  • REED

    50 CENT STANS GETTING THEIR PANTIES IN A BUNCH CAUSE TROY SAID WHAT HE SAID WAS WACK LOOL THAT NIGGA WAS SPEAKING THE TRUTH

    • Anonymous

      whatever you wanna call it, troy ave is still a subpar rapper trying to raise his brand with subpar, felonious attempts of hit music

    • Anonymous

      naw that nigga said "I dont be really having an opinion on other peoples personal issues. then went on to say his opinion on other peoples personal issues....

  • Troy Ave: Rap Game George W. Bush

    When 2014s XXL Freshman cover was released, the inclusion of Troy Ave in the increasingly-irrelevant tableau of industry plants, late-pass viral sensations, and regional heroes that the magazine begrudgingly placed on the cover was something of a foregone conclusion. Through savvy campaigning, relentless networking, and more than a little bullshit, the New York rapper has positioned himself as the next big thing in New York hip-hop. A placement on the main stage of Sundays Hot 97 Summer Jam concert only seems to confirm this. Except, Troy Ave is not the next big thing in New York hip-hop. Not at all. If you dont know who he is, Troy Ave is a rapper from New York who would like you to know that he has sold drugs (in New York) and continues to put on for his city (which, again, is New York). His raps are po-faced retreads of gangster clichs and his beats sound like the Lox passed on them for being boring. He is the last remaining living human who thinks its a good idea to solicit Memphis Bleek for a guest verse. One of the members of his BSB crew is named Avon Blocksdale. He sounds like he really, really, really wants to be 50 Cent, to the point that both of his singles in Hot 97 rotation right now feature a member of G-Unit, and one of them, Show Me Love, is a literal rewrite of 50s In da Club. 50 Cent has reacted to Troy Aves existence with bemusement, commenting, I like the idea of Troy Ave but in reality, he sounds a lot like me. If he is our citys great rap hope, then we are fucked. That is, unless you ask Troy Ave. In an interview with Vibe shortly after the release of his record New York City, he claimed, I know that New York City: The Album is classic It's album of the year, and that's not just my opinion, that's everybody's opinion, later adding, that the only kings of New York rap have ever been, Big, Jay Z, now Troy Ave here after. (This is also the interview where he dismissed Kendrick Lamar as a weirdo by saying, Kendrick Lamar wears shorts above his knees. I'm not trying to diss the nigga because I'm just speaking the facts, which is hilarious on about 57 different levels.) In a segment filmed with professional sycophant Elliott Wilson, his statistics are reiteratedXXL cover. Summer Jam appearance. Ave explains his success by saying, Youve gotta be where youre from and sound like where youre from and represent that. Hes so fixated upon the fact that hes bringing New York back that he has no idea what actually that might possibly entail. When I met Troy Ave nearly two years ago, we spent an entire day together. I found him to be genial, savvy, and extremely ambitious. He casually pulled a gun out while we were riding around in his Jeep, the same Jeep that ended up showing up on the cover of New York City. He didnt mention wanting to be the king of New York once, because he wasnt interested in that. He wanted to pitch himself as something of New Yorks answer to Jeezy, the rapper who sold drugs and rapped on the side. But following the release of his mixtape Bricks in my Backpack 3, nobody cared. So he changed his tune and started telling people he was the king of the city and bringing New York back, because people seemed to give a fuck about him whenever he told people he was the king of the city and bringing New York back. This leads me to a pro tip: If youve got to tell everyone youre the king of something, you are probably not the king of that thing. To say that Troy Ave is an opportunistic, out-of-touch bozo who does not actually represent the hopes, dreams, and realities of New York rap fans is to state the obvious. As sure as the sun shines and the clouds piss rain on our heads, there will always be a Troy Ave, the archetypal New York hardhead who makes New York rap in a way that shows fealty to the New York rap canon, all the while managing to have the ear of the streets. Because the vast majority of the rap press resides in New York, the Birthplace of Hip-Hop, they will pay attention to him, give him national press, and then scratch their heads when no one in any other part of America gives a shit. Troy Ave is nothing more than the next in a line of Mainos, Papooses, Uncle Murdas, Vados, and Saigons: sacrificial lambs who must fall flat on their faces and die in order to further prove that New York is not the center of the hip-hop universe. However flat Troy Aves rhetoric might be, it does resonate with a certain section of the rap media, a set of stodgy conservatives who are to hip-hop as the Christian Right is to politics. Just like George W. Bush became the president by appealing to the base who are worried about the direction the country is going in, Troy Ave has preached taking hip-hop back to a simpler, more idyllic time when New York ruled hip-hop with an iron fist, dictating the direction the culture headed rather than constantly trying to play catch-up. This playing-to-the-base rhetoric has helped him gain traction amongst old heads who have had enough of weirdo rappers taking hip-hop in a direction that they neither care for nor understand. When Troy Ave fishes for brownie points by bitching about the fact that Kendrick Lamar wears his shorts above the knee, hes essentially playing the same bullshit card as when some bozo in a garage rock band complains about dudes getting on the radio by using synths. Hes consistently earned positive press from MTV News, but the vast majority of the posts have been written by a writer named Rob Markman, whose twitter bio reveals that he and Ave have the same manager. Connections such as these help forge the illusion of Ave having a movement in the city, but they do little to actually help him gain traction in terms of convincing actual human beings with ears and brains (which rap journalists are not, generally) to listen to his music. If youre wondering why Troy Ave writes checks he continually is unable to cash, a cursory glance at his music reveals why. His music isn't actively shitty, it's just that all of his ideas are recycled; simply retreads of things that other, better New York rappers have done in the past. Its not that New York rap has to constantly be innovating or else it cant be done well; far from it. Look to the work of careful craftsmen such as J-Live, Cormega, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, or Meyhem Lauren, all of whom make great, classic-sounding records that work within the various paradigms of New York hip-hop without getting all preachy about it. The difference between those guys and Troy Ave, of course, is that while Troy Ave tells you what hes going to do and does it poorly, those guys just do what they do, and do it well. Meanwhile, dudes like French Montana, Chinx, A$AP Rocky, and A$AP Ferg who are actually putting on for New York understand that the point of artists like Dipset and G-Unit was to represent for the city in new ways, regardless of whether it fit the mold of old-school boom-bap or not. This is why Coke Boys and A$AP Mob are interested in sounding unique and exploring new ground, and Troy Ave and his BSB crew are conservative, make subpar versions of old songs, and wont shut the fuck up about how theyre from New York. Great rappers innovate, and shit rappers imitate. It seems that Troy Ave hasnt figured that out yet.

    • contradiction

      "Because the vast majority of the rap press resides in New York, the Birthplace of Hip-Hop, they will pay attention to him, give him national press............in order to further prove that New York is not the center of the hip-hop universe." ^ you can't say it's the epicenter where things happen then say it's not the center, there's a veiled bias here most people agree that proclaiming KONY doesn't mean "king MC of rap", and Troy Ave is hella basic/borderline

  • Anonymous

    Do yall remember when Curtis was talking reckless about Kay Slay and Papoose. Then Papoose burst into the studio to confront Curtis. Yall remember how scared Curtis was? Then he took Papoose outside to apologise. The same gonna happen to Curtis with Troy Ave. very soon.

  • thatuncutraw

    Troy Ave has the mindset of someone who hasn't been anywhere besides the hood and thinks that unless everyone else is a thug, they're soft or "weirdos". I liked the kid's mixtape, but it's not like he's some groundbreaking artist or something; he's definitely not the "savior" of NY hip hop. I'd much rather listen to the artists he thinks are "weirdos".

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  • Anonymous

    "I dont be really having an opinion on other peoples personal issues. I think it was wack." .....

    • Anonymous

      yeah this dude is a bitch and he contradicted himself pretty hard!! he challeneged ANY rapper to a bet that he would have a better album and when Ransom took him up on the bet he bitched out and said he only meant "relevant rappers"...

  • Anonymous

    troy ave is whats wrong with new york hip hop its too stale no ones evolved no one wants to listen to shit that sounds like its from 2003 if we wanted to we'd listen to shit from 2003

  • Anonymous

    Its funy becos even tho i dont like Troy, i dont hear anything remotely similar to Curtis in Him. 50 is just trying to catch soem buzz off this kid. #HOWHAVETHEMIGHTYFALLEN

    • Anonymous

      this niggas biggest songs are 50 cent samples with banks and yayo features!

    • Anonymous

      50 is trying to catch a buzz off of him???!!!??? what are you phuccin stoopid?? d

    • Anonymous

      buzz off of troy ave? oxymoron troy ave has no buzz outside of 10,000 ppl in the tristate area look at his album sales he has one song n its not even that good it sounds to much like old 50

  • Anonymous

    damn nigga you think 50 gonna bring you out at Summer Jam to perform your lil 50 cover song now? HAH

  • POPE

    Even before 50 said the hypeman comment. When i first heard trot ave. i was like yo he sounds like 50 and looks like lil cease when he was fat. second. when i heard the song with yayo i was just like damn my nigga you couldn't tell this dude sounds like your homie and you screaming on his tracks like its the g-unit radio days? lol. yes yayo sounded like he was a hypeman. lol. that shouldn't even have been taken seriously. it was a joke. shit i know everyone found it funny lol

    • Anonymous

      everyone found it funny but troy average, tony yayo and lloyd banks! the truth hurts though.

  • Anonymous

    Is 50 cent still making music? I tot he left music for acting?

  • Anonymous

    if dis nigga even makes 1 song with rozay his career is done... just wait and see... you cant talk like he do and makes songs with cops...

  • Anonymous

    Ironically Troy Ave reminds me of all the stuff people hate about NY lol.

  • Anonymous

    NY got corny 90 percent of ppl out there like that down south booty clapin monkey shit thats out now

    • Anonymous

      evolving? lol, most of this "new" is recycled 80's while you guys follow mainstream and trends so you pay attention to dudes like Troy Ave, others can point to KA from Brownsville as an example that every NYC rapper ain't looking to dickride what's hot, KA ain't popping bottles he talking that real street sh-t but y'all want epic, soundscan busters about sex & millionaire bragging whilst watching website popularity poll stats, your mentality is exactly why the music and scene is the way it is

    • SMFH

      ^^^ and in the process the hypocritical hip hop culture is eroding, good riddence

    • Anonymous

      cuz we got tired of rappers constantly putting out the same shit that sounds like it was from the grodt era all these new new york rappers making shit that sounds like its from the 90s is cool but its not going to go anywhere its survival of the fittest...fuck restoring the feeling evolve or get left in the past

  • Anonymous

    Come on Man, leave the general name out your mouth Troy, you not established yet, to be trying to talk slick about FIF, he they former Boss, he callin it like he see it. They G Unit, Not you, leave they business alone Man and make your raps. FIF will end your short career.

  • Anonymous

    Nigga look like Steel from Juice

  • Anonymous

    50 got ethered by Troy Ave.

  • Anonymous

    The internet is filled with salty ass crabs that are mad they're stuck behind their computer. LoL

  • Anonymous

    Song of the year: Member's Only by Doe B and King South...reppin'

  • Anonymous

    This nigga went on twitter talking that shit about betting ANY rapper 50K (cause thats all he got) that he would have a better album this year and then when Ransom took him up on his offer he copped out saying "I only meant relevant rappers"! Nigga what?? I saw Ransom on TMZ last year for that Nicki diss you just a 50 Cent wannabe who will never blow!! Bitch nigga too scared to bet 50k with Ransom! hahaha

  • Anonymous

    Troy Average never touched a brick in his life. Nigga been signed 10 years ago and just never made it.

    • Anonymous

      he was signed to def jam 10 years ago and had 2 singles with music videos but he acting like he brand new

    • Anonymous

      How the fuck do you know his life story bitch? and who has he been signed to for the last 10 years when he still in his early 20s?

  • Anonymous

    this guy is a faggot and a 50 cent clone he needs to shut his fucking cock trap and be happy Godfather 50 even mentioned his fucking name.

  • DrebinSlevin

    50 Cent's gonna clown this guy on Instagram.

    • Anonymous

      And that's what you lame ass new generation clowns are more entertained by huh... IG pics? SMFH! This is why Hip Hop is dead. The lames ass fans!!

  • 502

    j dilla! donuts...nothing more to say

  • Anonymous

    GGG--GGGGGG--GGGGG G-CHECK

  • Chance The Rapper

    Back handed compliments....Troy Ave, you are the one that is a weirdo.

  • SHADYKID

    WHO THE FUCK IS THIS WACK ASS BELOW AVERAGE RAPPER !!!!?? HOW DARE HE EVEN MENTION 50 CENT NAME BEST PART IS THIS WACK MUTHAFUCKER BIT 50STYLE ALMOST HILARIOUS .. ALL THESE NEW WACK ASS RAPPERS HAVE NO IDENTITY PERIOD ! TROY AVE HERE IS A FACT YOU WILL NEVER SELL ANY ALBUMS NEVER GO PLAT NEVER SELL OUT ARENA AS 50 DID !!!! SHADY/SLUMERICAN/STRANGE WHERE REAL SPITTERS AND ARTISTS ARE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Can't stand this guy...

  • Anonymous

    U got stupid idiots running HipHop. How the fucq is that bitch the editor of XXL and she probably only heard about HipHop the first time when she got the job there huh? smh

    • Anonymous

      actually vanessa's been around the rap media game for a while, what you should be asking is what side is she standing on, the uplifting of the music culture or corporation's best interest

  • triPAUD

    I think it is wack how 50 treats Lloyd Banks. In the past few years he has established himself w/o 50 and he never openly played into his past. In actuality, 50 is the one getting asked about him.

  • Anonymous

    "Lets see how Mrs Jackson respond to this" Dont even play urself. Curtis wouldnt respond. Unless he wants Ave. to body him in a diss.

  • Anonymous

    50's comment about Yayo and Banks as his hypemen was wack. Glad he said it.

    • Anonymous

      I don't care if Troy Ave is wack - 50 shouldn't throw his people under the bus like that on the air. That's why he has no friends. Lots of money, and nobody with him to enjoy it with unless he's paying them.

    • 50

      ya Tony Yayo is more like a janitor.

    • Anonymous

      troy ave will never blow his music blows though wack wannabes can land on blogs now if they bark enough rap music caters to retards and low lives which one are you? RAP SUCKS!

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  • Anonymous

    WTF this nigga talking bout he turned shooters to spitters. Avon blacksdale spits better than u dude. i heard a few of the reecords

  • anonymous

    why would you talk shit about a nigga wen u would sell your soul to be just like him? this guy is a phony ass wannabe rapper point blank his only two singles are both songs taken from 50 cent songs clown ass nigga stole olivias flow on outstanding and made like my style troy ave you a clown!!!

    • Anonymous

      You're salty ass hell! Lmfao. You're on the internet typing like he's going to read your lame ass comment. This is why he's on the radio being interviewed and you're behind a computer mad at his life.

    • Anonymous

      cause outta most of the things 50 said, that is arguably the wackest. even if ur a gunit 50 fan, you been following the group i don't think he's gonna necessarily get a pass for that. 50 was a huge part of g units success, but he is not g unit, despite what he may want to believe.

  • Anonymous

    this nigg* crazy...You sampled 50's joint for a hook. conversation done...

  • Anonymous

    troy average is wack been in the game over 10 years lol and was trying to be a young jeezy clone def jam dropped him and now his trying be a 50 cent clone smh

  • Anonymous

    Success...what success... lol

  • Troy Ave is Garbage

    I can't stand Troy Ave but it's not even him, he's indicative of the way Rap music is headed and will continue to head. He's a shitty version of 50 Cent. This is the type of bullshit that keeps rap in the same bitch-ass, prison punk status it is in music today. Name another genre where the fans already know the music is bullshit. Our culture has been fucked over, diluted, processed, packaged and sold back to us. We snorting straight cut now. They co-opt our sounds and experience, sell the bullshit to the urban community and have all the thinking man's shit relegated to white MC's or in the total background of the real Urban demographic. This dude is stupid, Young Thug is stupid, Wayne is stupid, we get sold this weak ass retard, shoot niggas, kill niggas, sling crack to niggas type of music, complain about how it is but keep supporting it. Fuck Troy Ave, fuck contemporary rap music, the corporations behind rap music and anything/anybody else that's contributing to the art for dying. Oh yeah, Dr. Dre and Eminem was looking like straight fags standing behind Jimmy Iovine on the Source Cover like weak ass henchmen.

  • Anonymous

    50 needs to hire some niggas to beat Troy's ass and record him crying like the bitch he is.

  • PIDGEOTTO

    did this nigga not know how to subtract and add? loll

  • P

    Who is Troy Ave? Sounds to me like someone's trying to use 50's name to get popular.

    • Anonymous

      he has been hes been jocking him for years his biggest songs are 50 samples or yayo and banks features lol

  • 614grind

    Be careful, Troy. You ain't there yet.

  • Anonymous

    TROY AVE is the Truth The album was one of the best last year.

  • SMFH

    Troy Ave is WACK! i thought he was like 16 years old from his lyrical prowess! then i found out he's a grown man that just steals other peoples melodies for his own wack ass songs on which he lies about selling drugs and other nonsense that nobody believes him about...FOH

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