There was a time when G-Unit was dominating early 2000s rap. After a string of mixtapes, the members of the group — 50 Cent, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and a then-incarcerated Tony Yayo — unleashed their debut album Beg For Mercy in 2003, which went on to sell over four million copies.
But over the next several years, tension within the group ultimately led to their breakup and (as witnessed by millions of people on social media) Fiddy and Buck appear to have nothing but disdain for each other these days.
During an interview with DJ Whoo Kid for his WHOOARMY Live YouTube show earlier this week, 50 was asked if he’d ever want to bring the G-Unit story to film.
“I don’t care to do that,” he responded. “I’d like to forget G-Unit.”
When told G-Unit fans would appreciate it, 50 snapped back, “Kendrick [Lamar] doesn’t even let those [TDE] boys come on stage with him. I could have did that! What the fuck I’m bringing thirty n*ggas on the stage for? I could have did it like Kendrick.”
Before G-Unit completely dissolved, they dropped their sophomore album T.O.S. (Terminate On Sight) in 2008. The project debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, selling roughly 200,000 copies in its first week.
In 2014, Yayo said the group had officially broken up and confessed he and 50 were no longer friends. But in June of that year, G-Unit briefly reunited at the 21st annual Summer Jam with 50, Banks, Yayo, Buck and G-Unit’s newest member Kidd Kidd. The next day, they dropped a reunion track called “Nah I’m Talkin’ Bout” and solidified their truce.
On August 25, 2014, G-Unit reemerged with The Beauty of Independence EP and followed up with The Beast In G-Unit in 2015 and The Lost Flash Drive in 2016 (DJ Whoo Kid’s compilation of unreleased G-Unit tracks from The Beauty of Independence EP and The Beast Is G-Unit).
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But old wounds evidently never healed and 50 said he and Banks were no longer on speaking terms in 2018. Fiddy confirmed he’d left the group in an Instagram post shortly after.
Elsewhere in the interview, 50 talked about his Power television series, the Jam Master Jay murder arrests and more.
Watch it above.