Though 50 Cent has cited Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks’ work ethics (or lack thereof) as the primary issue behind G-Unit’s demise, Yayo has a theory of his own.

“You know what’s crazy? It’s like when we didn’t have any money, things were better,” explained the man who 50 Cent once said was taken care of in his will in an interview with MTV News. “When everybody got money, it’s like things just went downhill, so it’s like, I dunno, egos,” he surmised.

Though Fif recently shot down the idea of a reunion, Yayo viewed it more positively. “I would love to see a G-Unit reunion. I would love to see me, Banks and 50 definitely onstage.”

Yayo remained adamant that not having wealth was extremely pertinent to G-Unit’s early unity. “When we were broke, and we didn’t have a pot to piss in, we were all callin’ each other’s phones and that’s the thing that just upsets me the most, and it makes me just want to say, ‘Fuck Rap.'” he said.

“Loyalty is my biggest thing. 50 helped all of us eat. We all had mansions; we all had Bentleys; so if Fif is in a bad mood or feels a certain way that day, you just eat that. You learn to judge your friends for who they are.”

G-Unit’s last album was 2008’s T.O.S.: Terminate on Sight. Over the years, 50 Cent has explained in many interviews that the lines of communication between him and his G-Unit compatriots have been severed.

Watch the interview below:

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