PREVIEW: Green Lantern Talks 50 & Murda
In a new interview with Complex, DJ/producer Green Lantern discusses a wide variety of topics, including his recent reunion with 50 Cent and G-Unit. While working with the Shady/G-Unit camp back in 2005, a video surfaced featuring Green and Jadakiss discussing the rapper's beef with G-Unit. After the video reportedly angered 50, Green left the camp and signed a new deal with Def Jam, where he is now developing Uncle Murda's project. But recently, a video surfaced showing Green squashing the beef with 50, Yayo and Prodigy in the G-Unit office. He speaks on the reunion in the Complex interview:
Complex: There was a video of you with 50 Cent and the G-Unit Camp making amends how did that come about?
Green Lantern: There was a meeting set up from Nelson, a radio guy that works with G-Unit, and I’ve known him for a while. I knew him before everything, going back at least 10 years. So we just connected. Basically he was like “Listen, this has been going on for too long,” so he actually set up the meeting. He was like “I’m just going to call you one day and be like ’Yo, come into the office.’” So, he called me one day and said, “Yo, come into the office.” I went up there and 50 was like “What’s good? What’s going on?” I wasn’t going in there with hat in hand, but I guess just the gesture of me going in was enough for him to be like “All right, fuck it.” He understands that it wasn’t anything like “What were you thinking?” There wasn’t any of that. It was really surprising actually, to see how cool he was about the shit. We ended up talking about an hour, just about the business, getting money, all kinds of shit.
He also spoke about the recent incident where his artist, Uncle Murda, was shot in the head:
C: When did you find out he got shot?
G: He called me from the hospital bed [laughs].
C: How’d that conversation go?
G: [Laughs] the conversation went like-I had just got off the radio, and he called me from the hospital bed, and he’s like “Yo, they trying to murder me,” and I was like “Who is this?” It was some unknown number. He said “It’s Murda, man!” He was like “Yo, son, I’m in the hospital. I’m shot in the head.” I was like “get the fuck out of here, you trippin.” And he was like “Yo, on my mother man, and my mother’s dead, I don’t play that.” I heard the nurse behind him like “Do you want any pain medicine?” He was like “Nah, nah, I’m good. I’m good.” I was like “how do you not want any damn pain medicine, man?” He was like, “Nah, it’s [the bullet] just lodged under my skin and it’s going to fall out.” I was like “damn man, at least take a Tylenol or something, dog.” I see a little bit of the comments that it’s a fucking publicity stunt, but come on man. Who the hell would take a bullet in the head?
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