First, the [article id="1615171"]Game attempts to make nice with 50 Cent and G-Unit,[/article] apologizing to estranged former crew recently for his behavior. Now, is fellow former G-Unit member [artist id="1214257"]Young Buck[/artist] getting in on the act?
Not quite. But the Tennessee rap titan, who was [article id="1584971"]ejected from G-Unit last year,[/article]
is making amends. In a video interview that circulated online over the weekend, Buck said he's set to refocus on his music career, and his reemergence won't include any barbs at his old boss.
In fact, like the Game, Buck thanked 50 for giving him his big break.
"My whole strategy for coming back and f---ing with this rap sh-- is the total opposite of what people think I'm gonna do," he said. "I think a lot of motherf-----s think I'mma come out, beef with 50 and holler 'F--- G-Unit!' and all that. I'm not even looking to do it like that. I'm looking to make straight, good music, and do my thing through the music. Win from the hits itself. 'Cause that other sh-- ain't about nothing."
MTV News request for comment to Young Buck's camp had not been granted at press time.
The Southern lyricist said he hopes to forge forward with his own brand. In the past he signed former 2Pac affiliates the Outlawz to his Cashville label. Although he was signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records, Buck never hid his desire to branch out.
"I'd rather get out here and establish Buck," he continued. " 'Cause everybody establishes themselves. 50 Cent established 50 Cent. 50 Cent established G-Unit. I thank 50 Cent for what he did, giving me the opportunity to establish my talent on a boss base, where I was able to get myself heard on an international level."
Although Buck downplayed any issues he had with his former crew, he did admit his role in getting himself kicked out of G-Unit. Buck performed with or reconciled with Lil Wayne, Jadakiss and [article id="1593589"]Game[/article] on separate occasions, angering 50, who at the time was engaged in battles with each camp. The moves eventually led to Buck's ouster.
"Maybe I got [article id="1590358"]out of pocket a little bit,"[/article] he said. "Because I played a part in it, too. So I can't sit here and act like I never did sh--. I played just as much a part in it as anyone I was with, whether it was 50 or [Lloyd] Banks or [Tony] Yayo, beefing with someone unnecessarily. They had a reason at the time, but when it was all said and done, no one got shot. And nothing came from it."