G-Unit members 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks appeared on The Breakfast Club yesterday (March 3). 50 detailed his relationship with Dr. Dre, which he would no longer say is a friendship.
“I don’t call to talk to him for no reason,” he says. “I think that relationship was business. For a long time, I was a New York Knick player in the middle of the LA locker room. Interscope was the West Coast when it was East Coast-West Coast going on, and I never really saw them respond properly to Game’s disrespect when it happened ’cause they had some sort of allegiance to the West or something. I was like, ‘ You know I wrote the records?'”
50 also says that his strained relationship with Dr. Dre’s business partner, Jimmy Iovine, didn’t help the situation.
“Overall, I think the disconnect between me and Jimmy created the distance between me and Dre,” 50 says.
Tony Yayo also expresses his discontent with Dr. Dre’s support of G-Unit.
“We beat somebody up for Dr. Dre,” he says. “I could say it now. No disrespect to LA, but it was a whole bunch of New York dudes beating somebody up for Dre. He’s cool. I like his music and everything. I just feel when you beat somebody up I feel like they owe you a little bit.”
50 Cent also suggests that Suge Knight was plotting to kill Dr. Dre because of Tupac’s success at Death Row while Dre wasn’t as productive. “Suge was gonna kill Dre.”
“How do I keep him?” 50 asks pretending to be Suge later in the interview. “Maybe I’ll give him Dre’s half. I don’t know. Something might have to happen to Dre.”
50 Cent also says he was intrigued by rumors that he bought Murder Inc. He thought it would be a good way to end his beef with Ja Rule.
“It even made me look at what it would cost,” 50 said. “I ain’t gonna lie. I was like, ‘Yo how much is it? How much would it be?’ It would be cool to do that ’cause you can’t. Just finish it off. In the laws it says when you destroy, destroy completely.”
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