50 Cent has said he wishes his G-Unit signee Tony Yayo would’ve blown up instead of him.
The comments were made in an interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, where 50 Cent said he and his G-Unit entourage simply decided to stick together after the success of his 2003 seminal album Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
“My solo album took off so big that I just brought them with me,” 50 said. “So it was clear that it was me creating opportunity for everybody else in the crew, but we was all together. I wish it would have been Yayo, because then I coulda did all of the business. If he woulda did what 50 Cent did, then I would have been running the whole thing.”
He continued, “It would still be two of us. He’d still be 50 cent as the artist and I’d be the largest asset to us.”
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The bond between Yayo and 50 Cent has always run deep, and the G-Unit member most recently showered Fiddy with praise last August, saying he helped him “survive a lot of shit.”
The comments were made in an interview with the Only Way Out Podcast, Yayo reflected back on Pop Smoke’s death and 6ix9ine’s RICO case, adding that the only reason he was able to avoid similarly dangerous situations was because of key tips 50 threw his way when he was a young rapper.
“There used to be 14 guns on the bus like Bobby Shmurda and them n-ggas, we used to be running around like that,” Yayo said around the 28-minute mark. “You gotta kinda be smart, you have a n-gga like Fif around that help us survive a lot of shit. ‘Cause he’ll be like, ‘Yo, if you gotta bring a gun, why the fuck you going? Just go party in my mansion I’m not even there. Just take over my mansion.”
He continued: “He’ll tell you: ‘You know you got a girl in your room that’s a stranger. Don’t get these girls pregnant on the road, ’cause I done seen n-ggas do it.’”
Elsewhere in his interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, 50 Cent also announced that he’s started working on an 8 Mile TV series to help further Eminem‘s already bulletproof “legacy,” though details at the moment remain scarce.
“I wanna bring — I’m gonna bring, 8 Mile to television,” 50 Cent said, confirming that Em is aware of his plans.
“We in motion,” 50 said after being asked what stage of production the show is in. “It’s gonna be big. I’m working. I ain’t got no duds. I’m batting 100 … I think it should be there for [Eminem’s] legacy because it’s important to me that they understand it.”