By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Trouble seems to be brewing in the G-Unit camp. Last week, in an interview with XXL, 50 Cent admitted that he was not that close to his group members, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, saying ‘”I actually haven’t spoke to ‘em very much. I’m to fault for that, though. I think I disabled them.”‘ The G-Unit head was also critical of Yayo and Banks’ work ethic and that sparked a chain of events.
According to 50, he initially helped both rappers but their subsequent laziness impeded their musical success. 50 shared, “I did so much for them that they don’t have a continuous work ethic. They got both of those tapes out there, but did you see any visuals? Anything? There’s certain things that the new guy is doing to create momentum or energy. They just sit there and wait. When someone works for you, you have the habit of dealing with things by not dealing with them. You may get in the regimen of coming over and doing it for them.”
Following the critique, Tony Yayo took to Twitter and said that he was the one behind G-Unit. “Who started Gunit me that’s who.” he said over the weekend. He later added, “Why would I blow shots at 50 the media want see Gunit fail so bad we won to much in front of ni—s everybody running with our format.”
Former G-Unit member, Game, joined in on the ribbing and poked fun at the situation by @replying Yayo with “uh oh, 50 gone cut off yo health benefits & stop ya Vitamin water shipments u keep it up lol.”
50 Cent has been keeping busy aside from G-Unit. He’s appearing in the new documentary “How To Make Money Selling Drugs” with longtime friend Eminem. Produced by Adrian Grenier, best known as Vinny Chase from the television series “Entourage,” the film will make its international debut during the Toronto Film Festival in September 2012.