There was a time when 50 Cent and Young Buck were cool, making music together as part of G-Unit and sharing personal experiences along the way. But their friendship eventually disintegrated and evolved into cheap social media jabs and diss tracks.

While 50 Cent has moved on to become a successful television producer, Young Buck has struggled to reignite his career. In 2010, he was forced to file bankruptcy and again, several years later. In a recent interview with the It’s Tricky with Raquel Harper podcast, Buck placed the blame on 50 Cent who he alleged stopped him from putting out music.

“Once he stopped me from being able to make money, I filed another bankruptcy,” Buck said. “They stopped him from being able to cease-and-desist in regards to me being able to, you know.

“I included what he claimed that I owed him in the bankruptcy to be able to say, ‘Well hey, if you’re owed this and present whatever receipts or whatever… You will be paid type of situation.’ But that was the only way I was able to go forward with working, so.”

In September 2021, 50 Cent was reportedly planning to sue Young Buck over music he says Buck still owes G-Unit. According to court documents in Young Buck’s bankruptcy case, 50 Cent planned to collect on a $250,000 debt Buck supposedly owed and two albums he never finished for G-Unit. 50 claimed Buck signed a two-year agreement in 2014, which would begin after the delivery of the first album.

50 Cent Says Young Buck Still Owes 2 Albums For G-Unit

As for the legal matters with 50 Cent, Buck said he’s not interested in going down that road with his former rhyming partner.

“We at a standstill, I’m definitely not looking to go down a whole long drawn-out court situation, things like that, when it could all get handled and be done on a business level if we had that conversation to get that clarity,” he said. “He could get whatever he’s looking for from me, I can get what I’m needing from him. I can move on with my life, and continue feeding my kids.

“He could do the same. Like I said, my biggest situation was the fact that he sent cease-and-desists out to try to stop all of my music, and get everything pulled down based on saying I’m still an artist on G-Unit.”