50 Cent On G-Unit Reunion: "Don't Ask Me To Go Do It For Them"

posted Sunday April 27 ,2014 at 09:00AM CDT | 168 comments

50 Cent On G-Unit Reunion:

50 Cent says G-Unit emcees don't have his phone number and divulges his early business relationship with Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.

Speaking with Philadelphia radio host Cosmic Kev on Power 99 for an extended interview, 50 Cent went into detail about his fallout with G-Unit, feeling like Lloyd Banks and Young Buck stopped listening to his advice years ago, and having no motivation to record another group album. During the interview 50 also addressed his confrontation with Steve Stoute and leaving Interscope to become an independent artist,

Early in the interview the rapper hinted that he’d rather have had his career take a more business-centered role.

“If I could have a successful project and not have to be the focus, I would have done that in the beginning,” he said. “I would have liked it if one of the artists that was with me was 50 Cent. I could have just done the business end for them, helped them and everything else. Out of the trio, in the very beginning. It allows me to have to multi-task. To be both of those things. When I put my full focus in the actual artist end of it I move the needle. I see things start to shift.”

Answering a question about their initial relationship as business partners and group artists, 50 explained how the G-Unit dynamic changed when the group began to see early success.

“In the very beginning they listened to everything I’d say. Then they wasn’t actually listening to what anyone else was saying ‘cause it was still like on the what the big homie say. No matter if they put it on the schedule or what it is, they going, ‘Yo, do it?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, it makes sense to go do it.’ Then they would do it. Sha Money had to be the manager ‘cause he was close enough to make the communication with me to make it still happen in enough time...When they have the moments—what happened is we had so much success so fast. The first project following my solo album was the G-Unit record that did 3 million records. Banks album came out and did 3 million...Then Buck come sell a million eight. Then [Yayo] gets out of jail, sells damn-near a million copies...Then Game in between that did 5 million. The momentum is happening so easy for them, they not going through that process where they grinding and shooting a video of themselves in studio. Rap performance video and everything they doing. It’s like it breaks off, because they have their own road manager, their own security people, their own people just to be around. It becomes each like a crew in their own. It gets interesting because when they go away the artist is the big homie. He’s the big one ‘cause he’s causing everyone else to be fed. Financially he’s generating the money in that circle. When I come around it’s an interesting shift because they go, ‘Oh, there go the big homie.’ It’s like you the big homie until I show up and now you’re not because I’m here. It gets a little uncomfortable that I’m here but if I’m not here the money not here.”

The Animal Ambition emcee went on to reference Kanye West as the type of successful protege he wanted to bring up.

“If I made Jimmy Iovine feel uncomfortable about how much success I was having maybe he’d turn my lights out. It bugs’em out ‘cause they’re competitive and I want you to be better. I want them to be the best as possible. I was looking to build that artist that you could lean on when they actually start acting funny with you. You see Jay do it with Kanye. That’s what he’s doing with Watch The Throne man. C’mon, he got one #1 record his entire career, it happens and then you wanna go and in eleven albums you wanna gamble without saying I could do it again right quick. Not at Kanye, look at what I’m saying. This is what I’m saying. If I have one #1 record in eleven albums. Good records, we listen to all those records and they’re official. Good entries in our culture. Are you in a hurry to compete with that #1 record? That’s all I’m asking. Or do we get a chance to do a concept record that won’t ever be questioned because it’s the two of us collaborating?”

50 Cent also nixed most any possibility of recording new music with G-Unit or Game while on-air with Cosmic Kev.

“I wouldn’t work with him,” he said of Game. “You can’t buy the song. I won’t work with him. The same question that you asking me, Jimmy Iovine asked me. I said, ‘Jimmy look, I’ll do the record with the game and after I die you’ll own the masters. And you could put the CD out. If I die, you could take the masters and let him rap and ya’ll could put the CD out.”

Moving onto the question of new G-Unit music, 50 said Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo could put together music and he'd consider rapping on the project if it came together. 

“No," he said when asked if they have a way to get into communication with him. "My New Year’s Resolution was not to waste my time talking to people who don’t have information. As far as Banks and Yayo concerned they have to get themselves together before—they do something together. If they went and wrote the records I’d rap on the records with them. I wouldn’t not. Now you talking about not making money. I would do it. You know that. I hustle enough in front of you that you to understand that I’m selfish enough to make the money. That would make them the money in process. They haven’t done it. Don’t ask me to go do it for them. They asking me to go make the record for them and bring it to them and say, ‘Could you rap on this because I’m gonna spend the all the money to market and promote it and make you have a career because I know you half retarded and you don’t understand that you should be actually working so I just want to do this for you.”

RELATED: 50 Cent Says Kanye West's "Yeezus" Album "Doesn't Feel Like Hip Hop"

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  • Anonymous
    Who says bitch ass trick these days? lol Fucking lame faggot.
  • Kizman
    Could someone explain to me why 50 hasnt squashed the beef with the big homie Game, even though he ended his beef with Ja and Fat joe?
    • Anonymous
      "He's not in G-Unit," Fif said referring to Game. "There will never be [a reunion with him]. Nah, I got too much money to be doing that. It's based on money. I wouldn't work with him. I wouldn't work with him. You couldn't buy a song. I wouldn't work with him. The same question you're asking me, [Interscope Records CEO] Jimmy Iovine asked me and I said, 'Jimmy, look. Okay, I'll do the record with Game but after I die, you'll own the masters and you can put the CD out.' After I, if I die, you can take the masters and you can let him rap and y'all can put the CD out."
  • MMG WorldWide
    Ricky Rozay is very charitable with his earnings, he holds annual Toy drives, School supply drives and Tiurkey drives in the South, these events can be found on You Tube in addition to his Free non violence concerts and his Be Out Day charity events. Mr Rozay is also very generous and showers his teammates with cars, jewelley and shopping sprees. Most recently he purchased 250,000 watches for Frenchie and Diddy.
    • Anonymous
      why would you buy 250k watches for some niggas that are already rich, one of which is 100 times richer than you? could have spent that in your community or built a school.
  • Anonymous
    "Thats what you call a tantrum? Exchanging some words" He had his finger raised with a pained expression. That's a Curtis tantrum.
    • Anonymous
      That wasn't a pained expression and it wasn't a tantrum/
    • Anonymous
      Quoteman is clearly a bitch ass trick if thats what he thinks a tantrum is.
  • theagme
    THAT'S Y GAME LEFT YOUR BITCH COMPLAINING(MOUTH WAGGING) FAKE UNIT GENERAL...G UNIT MEANS GEES UNITED BITCH (ARSE) 50 CENT YOU DON'T TALK CRAP ABOUT YOUR CREW.......EMINEM AND DR DRE PLAYED A HUGE PART IN YOUR SUCCESS BUT NEVER COMPLAINED. LIL WAYNE AINT SAY SHIT ABOUT DRAKE JIGGA AINT SAY SHIT ABOUT KANYE SHUT UP AND GIVE US ANIMAL AMBITION LET UR ALBUM BE THE ANSA.. STREET BOY
    • Anonymous
      Wayne aint say shit about Drake because he actually puts in work and makes hits. Same goes for Jay and Kanye.
  • Anonymous
    At least he can admit that Master Jimmy will own his masters after he is dead, much love to Master Jimmy.
    • Anonymous
      Jimmy will be dead before him
  • Anonymous
    "9 million in 2012 to 6 million in 2013 sure sounds like a decline on the hustle end to me" 9. 6. Those aren't earth shattering numbers for someone who receives as much hate as Ross. 50 made so much money before that people assume every year he'll break the bank.
  • Anonymous
    "famous people change their numbers regularly" How would you know? Do you call them regularly?
    • Anonymous
      They probably received harassing calls and threats from people on the phone.
  • Anonymous
    "when did he throw a tantrum?" When he confronted Steve Stoute.
    • Anonymous
      Thats what you call a tantrum? Exchanging some words.
  • Anonymous
    those numbers clearly show a decline. and he only made 6 million in 2013, he tied with Mac Miller and Jeezy." More 50 stans being butthurt. They know the 6 million came a day after ross donate 24 million of his networth to charity.
    • Anonymous
      Ross didn't donate any of his money to charity.
  • Anonymous
    HipHop Forbes Cash Kings (50Cent) 2008 - 100million 2009 - 20 million 2010 - 8 million 2011 - 6 million 2012 - 7.5 million 2013 - 7 million 3 years of decline after the Ross beef while Ross remained steady and had his richest year after the beef. Now that Lloyd Banks is making songs with French Montana you can expect Tony YAyo to be on a track with MGK.
    • Anonymous
      damn that nigga made more in 1 year than ross will make in his life
    • Anonymous
      Geeks love to bring up numbers. Should go outside and talk to some girls instead of looking up meaningless facts and counting other niggas money
    • Anonymous
      Ross will outtsell 50 though.
    • Anonymous
      I dont agree with the guy above using the N-word but he makes a good point that 50 Cent made most of his money with the Vitamin Water deal that Chris Lighty brokered. 50 repaid Chris Lighty bt having an affair with his wife and driving him to suicide. This my explain his career being destroyed.
    • Anonymous
      LOLOLOLOLOLOL GET OFF HIS DICK MANE
  • Anonymous
    I like how the Munkee shits on his crew in every interview so that when he brings them out at SummerJam it will make all the headlines.
    • Anonymous
      exactamundo...now you're thinking like a genius.
  • Anonymous
    Changing his #? lol How high school ish is that.
    • Anonymous
      famous people change their numbers regularly you idiot otherwise you got people calling you everyday begging for money
    • Anonymous
      He acts like a 15 year old high school girl, he gossips, he talks bad about his friends, he throws tantrums, he hates on people and he always has domestic issues. No wonder he failed at running a succesful label.
    • Anonymous
      when did he throw a tantrum? he's doing an interview and they asked him about "his friends", maybe he should start dodging questions and just talk about how much of a boss he is and his money. "always has domestic issues" so 1 time = always?
    • Anonymous
      He paid a price fir his tantrum, he caught a vadelism charge, he has nothing positive to say about his former friends which explains why he has no friends and tons of enemies.
    • Anonymous
      LOL @ A VANDALISM CHARGE
  • Anonymous
    There you go fan boys, JA RULE officially killed GUNIT, now go cry somewhere because ja rule's coming back strong!!!
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