50 Cent hasn’t spoke to Lloyd Banks in nearly a year. During an interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, ’Fif recently revealed that he and his G-Unit soldier have not been in communication.
“I haven’t spoken to Banks in nine months,” 50 said live over the air. “And this is not the first time this has happened.”
“He goes through these things where there’s no communication and he goes off and does what he wants like as far as…it’s set at that point because I’ve spent marketing dollars promoting him and he could go wherever he want to go and actually go do shows and make money and do different things,” 50 said. “At that point, it’s fine for him to move around and go do it by himself. Because I want them to be individuals and operate away from me, I’m fine with it. I’ll tell his lawyers, because his lawyers call me, and I’ll tell him to make sure that he does things that I know… his ways of dealing with things is not dealing with it.”
50 even detailed a past situation in which he lost touch with Banks for several months.
“If you notice before this, this is the second time that this has actually happened,” 50 explained. “Banks tucked away for almost a year after his father passed. His father passed away, he just went home. I was like, ‘Did anyone tell him that the bill collectors are going to keep coming?’ Imagine what would have happened if Kanye West just went home after his mom passed because it happened right in the heat of the…a key point for his music.”
Upon reflecting on the lack of communication, 50 seemed to perhaps accept a bit of blame himself.
“I kind of felt like I was insensitive to the situation because I didn’t have parents,” said ’Fif about Banks dealing with the loss of his dad. “I don’t know who my father is and my mom died. I use my grandparents as references, but he was like, ‘You don’t what that is because you don’t…’”
Having said that, he expressed trouble understanding anything that could stop one from making money.
“It might be true, it might be true on some levels, but I haven’t seen any situation that made you not…I’ve lost close friends and homies that I grew up with and we didn’t not come outside to get money,” he continued.
Having said all that, 50 seemed to leave an open door for communication with Banks unlike former G-Unit members Young Buck and Game.
“Yeah, we could get on the phone together,” 50 said about him and Banks talking. “He’s a baby. He’s the youngest in the actual G-Unit and he got really rich at 19. Both him and Tony have made over $9 million. I think when the stars line up, it will be all good.”—Mark Lelinwalla