Among the numerous topics discussed during G-Unit’s appearance on Hot 97 this week was the absence of Game from the group’s reunion performance at Summer Jam earlier this year. Both Tony Yayo and 50 Cent addressed the Compton, California rapper, with Yayo offering the more direct response as to why Game hasn’t been involved with anything from the newly-reunited G-Unit.
Upon being asked about the absence of both Game and singer Olivia, Yayo declared the inquiry a “dumb question” and revealed that the group’s fallout with Game is “deeper than rap.” He later referred to the West Coast lyricist as “a snake that won.”
“I just feel like with the Game thing y’all know what it is,” Tony Yayo said. “He was messing with Jimmy Henchman. It’s deeper than rap. Y’all keep asking that dumb question. When his OGs just had Feds knocking at my door. It’s like the industry y’all don’t get it. It’s the streets. Y’all don’t get it…My views of the industry is there’s a lot of snakes in it. Game was a snake that won. It was perfect timing for him. G-Unit was blowing. Understand? 50 was in the studio with Dre. He was in a little studio…We helped him. So, it’s like G-Unit we always the bad guys, but nobody ever see what anybody else does.”
Months prior to G-Unit’s reunion performance at Summer Jam, Yayo took to his Instagram account to let out his frustrations regarding the group. In an Instagram post from February of this year, Yayo stated: “50 ain’t rocking with me and Banks the same I laid my life down for the unit but you live and learn.”
While speaking on Yayo’s comments during G-Unit’s interview with Hot 97, 50 questioned Yayo bringing Lloyd Banks into his comments. In response, Yayo shared that he was “emotional” when he made the remarks and also commented on 50 not being “human” at times.
“It took Yayo to say things out of his mouth that I didn’t understand and to do things for me to look at everything,” 50 Cent said. “Cause Banks is actually—He made the initial call. And when me and him is talking it’s because Yayo is going ’50, he don’t rock with us.’ Us. Keep saying ‘us.’”
“I did get emotional on IG,” Yayo added. “That’s my first time. But these are my brothers. I had a lot of frustration that year. I had Feds knocking on my door. All kinds of crazy things going on. I’m not the average—I don’t live the average rapper life…So, I got emotional. And you know, 50’s crazy…I look at 50—This is my brother right here. But it’s almost like he’s not human sometimes.”
50 Cent also addressed his feud with Sha Money XL, a record producer 50 Cent worked with early on in his career. He revealed that he’s unsure of why Sha Money has an issue with him and shared that it may stem from him no longer being “financially comfortable.”
“With Sha Money, what’s Sha Money’s issue with me? I think he’s not as comfortable as he used to be and I’m still financially comfortable in every way possible,” 50 said. “So, I become the culprit in that situation. I think afterwards it looks like ‘Okay, we just going separate ways.’ Until you don’t continue to have the success. And then it starts to feel like it’s something different…If a person does something and they show you that they don’t—This is the way they are.”
“Listen man, I don’t got no percentage of hate in me. You understand? I’m just gonna tell you honestly I was happy for him. When I seen it initially they was having fun, man. They didn’t know that was gonna happen,” Banks said.