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The Game claims only 50 Cent made money from G-Unit: "We was just in it"

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The Game. (Shutterstock/Hurricane Hank)

G-Unit was one of the most successful rap groups of the noughties.

Comprising of 50 Cent, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and, for a brief period, The Game, the group scored a host of top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over 2.5 million albums.

According to Game, however, it was only 50 who benefitted from G-Unit's success.

“It was cool being in G-Unit but then it wasn’t because I felt like we was just in it,” Game told VladTV in an interview published late last month.

“I felt like 50 was making the money and we was just in G-Unit," he added. "Which is cool because I mean, I’m saying, he’s 50; but I wanted to get some bread. I definitely wanted to just be a solo artist and get to it. And I appreciated the pit stop but I don’t think that I needed G-Unit to be Game.”

Game was infamously placed in G-Unit in late 2003 by Dr. Dre in an attempt to promote his debut album "The Documentary" after he had signed to Interscope.

The Compton rapper was marketed as a loyal member of the group, but only appeared on a handful of tracks alongside the other members.

Tensions between Game and 50 began to flair in 2005 when, according to 50, Interscope pushed back the release of 50's sophomore album, "The Massacre," to accommodate Game's project.

After Game then went on Hot 97 radio and said he wouldn't get involved in any of 50's beefs, 50 then booted Game from G-Unit.

Further reflecting on his time with the crew, Game told VladTV that while he enjoyed the experience, it was always his intenion to fly solo.

“G-Unit was dope and 50 was dope and that experience was dope but I just don’t feel like I ever really fit or that it was just me because I’m not the solider type,"he said. "I felt like I was my own boss and I’m a king in my own right and so I needed to stand on my own two.”


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