“[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.”
“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.