NEW YORK — Tony Yayo has been keeping up. Just like all the fans have been talking about Jay-Z and the Game's back-and-forth, Yayo has been following along. The G-Unit member said Game made the wrong decision in choosing to dis the Jiggaman.
"Stupid move," Yayo said a couple of days ago in Astoria, Queens. "It's dumb. When I see guys like Jay-Z, 50 and Diddy, there's no need for me [to beef with them]. They got too much money. Dudes got sniper money. You gotta chill. I chill. You gotta leave them kinda dudes alone. That's how I look at it. I don't know how other rappers look at it. These guys is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 50, Eminem, Dre, Diddy — waste of time, man."
Yayo, Lloyd Banks, Whoo Kid and 50 Cent will be back in Queens with a huge few days of events toward the end of August. In what 50 has labeled "40 Day," named after the 40 projects, Fif and the crew are setting up bus rides to Great Adventure amusement park one day and the next, having a big picnic style party where everyone in the 'hood is invited to listen to music, get food and mingle with the Unit and friends, such as boxer Floyd Mayweather.
"It feels good, man," Yayo said about giving back. "You hear a lot of hate. You hear, 'G-Unit don't give back to the 'hood. They don't do this. They need security.' Nah. This is gonna show and prove to you they give back to the 'hood. A lot of people focus on the negative, not the positive. Bring your kids, your grandmother — everything's free."