In February, 50 Cent officially parted ways with Interscope Records and announced that he was taking his business to Capitol Music Group. That included his G-Unit Records imprint, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much left of the crew that once included Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.
On the same day that news of Fif’s deal broke, Tony Yayo took to Instagram announcing that he was “done with music,” pointedly adding, “50 ain’t rocking with me and Banks the same layed my life down for the unit but you live and learn.”
In a new interview with Billboard, Fif addressed the jab.
“I had a wonderful journey with the people I grew up with. I think the frustration comes from shock, probably, that it’s not everything they wanted it to be,” he said in response to Yayo. “Him of all people… It’s not a secret, it’s a known fact that he actually came home from jail with a million dollars and a Bentley. Like, ’What do you want?'”
“These guys are millionaires. They’ve made millions of dollars,” he added. “Why do that then? Whenever there’s no one to blame, you know what game you play, [for] a look. I don’t know what the goal was.”
50 explained that he actually hasn’t been in touch with any G-Unit members, which seems to signal that it’s over?
“I don’t believe in looking back,” he said. “I can care less about things that’s happened in the past. I’m looking forward, at prosperity.”
“I’ve learned: The same person that tells you you’re a piece of sh– tells you they love you when the right song comes out. ’My man, 50 back.’ So you can’t be affected by ’I hate you’ because it won’t allow for something good to come in.”
It’s clear that his upcoming fifth solo album, Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win, is the current priority, and ending his troubled relationship with Interscope has given him more creative control.
“It’s great. I choose everything: what to release [and] when to release it,” he revealed. “The fun part is that there doesn’t have to be a schedule. There’s no timeline. If I write a record and I want to put it out, I’ll put it out.”