Yayo tweets that he started G-Unit, but insists there’s no friction between him, 50 and Banks…
August 13, 2012 – 12:20 PM
50 Cent has made his displeasure about the work ethic of Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo clear in the past few months.
The two G-Unit members have remained relatively silent, until Saturday (August 11), when it seemed like Yayo had finally had enough.
“Who started Gunit me that’s who,” Yayo tweeted.
Former G-Unit member, Game, caught wind of the tweet and took the opportunity to poke fun at Yayo.
“uh oh, 50 gone cut off yo health benefits & stop ya Vitamin water shipments u keep it up lol,” Game wrote on his Twitter that same day, after re-tweeting Yayo’s statement.
But, when websites and blogs were beginning to bubble with the news that Yayo was sending a subliminal shot at ’Fif, the Real Talk of New York set the record straight the next day.
“Why would I blow shots at 50 the media want see Gunit fail so bad we won to much in front of niggas everybody running with our format,” he continued.
Perhaps 50’s prior statements about him and Banks prompted him to set the record straight.
After telling Big Boy’s Neighborhood that his fellow G-Unit members “need to get themselves together” early last month, 50 recently told XXL that he thinks he has disabled Banks and Yayo.
“I did so much for them that they don’t have a continuous work ethic,” 50 offered.
Although the G-Unit general acknowledged that Banks and Yayo both dropped mixtapes—Banks with V6 and Yayo with Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop—he was mystified that they didn’t accompany their tracks with videos to complement them.
“They got both of those tapes out there, but did you see any visuals? Anything?” 50 said. “There’s certain things that the new guy is doing to create momentum or energy. They just sit there and wait. When someone works for you, you have the habit of dealing with things by not dealing with them. You may get in the regimen of coming over and doing it for them.
“Dropping mixtapes…that was my ’02 strategy,” he added. “That’s 2002 marketing. That’s old. You did nothing if you did that. If you’re going to just wing it and drop a mixtape…pick the highlights that people like most and shoot ‘em. Go shoot the video.”—Mark Lelinwalla