By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Looks like 50 Cent is willing to put his past differences aside with G-Unit members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks for a new album. Fif talked to Billboard during the recent CES electronics convention and opened up about his beleaguered group.
“People grow in different directions,” 50 Cent said. “[They] have different agendas about things they want to do and they’re sorting themselves out in that way and I’m focused on things that are important to me right now, but there’s a strong possibility there will be a G-Unit [collaboration] with the three of us. But right now, I’m focused on my solo project.”
Last year, G-Unit was in rap group turmoil as issues between 50 and the other members were made public. According to 50 in an interview, he initially helped both rappers but their own 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 shots, Yayo took to Twitter and said that he was the one behind G-Unit. “Who started Gunit me that’s who.” 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.”