In the world of hip-hop, feuds and controversies are nothing new. They often dominate headlines and fuel fan debates. Recently, The Game made a bold claim, suggesting that Dr. Dre sided with 50 Cent in their infamous feud due to financial reasons. However, Tony Yayo, a long-time collaborator and close associate of 50 Cent, has stepped forward to dispute these allegations and shed light on the truth.
The Game, known for his hit tracks like "Hate It or Love It" and "How We Do," has been open about his strained relationship with 50 Cent and G-Unit, the hip-hop group founded by 50 Cent. In a recent interview, he suggested that Dr. Dre, a highly respected figure in the music industry, had chosen to align himself with 50 Cent due to financial motivations rather than genuine support.
However, Tony Yayo, who has been an integral part of 50 Cent's career and witnessed the dynamics firsthand, strongly refutes these claims. In an exclusive interview, Yayo emphasized the deep-rooted friendship between 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, asserting that their bond transcends any financial considerations.
During an interview with VladTV, Yayo revisited the details of 50 Cent and The Game's conflict, offering his perspective on the reasons behind the West Coast rapper's departure from G-Unit, emphasizing factors beyond financial considerations.
"That's not the situation. The situation is money and egos. People were making money, and even I had an ego. I thought I was unstoppable, throwing milkshakes at people in Burger King. I thought I was better than anybody"
Tony Yayo had previously asserted that the animosity between 50 Cent and The Game originated from the feud involving record executive Jimmy Henchmen, who managed Czar Entertainment, Game, and other artists.
While Henchmen is currently serving multiple life sentences on drug charges and for the alleged involvement in the murder-for-hire against G-Unit's Lowell "Lodi Mack" Fletcher, Yayo suggested that The Game and 50 Cent's discord began during Henchmen's conflict with Chris Lightly – the influential Violator Management music executive who tragically died by suicide in 2012.