50 Cent: I Told Lloyd Banks To Get Back To Work After His Father Died (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) 50 Cent’s immense success is predicated on a machine like work ethic which sometimes make emotions seem like detriments. In a recent interview with MTV, 50 spoke on how his treatment of Banks’ following Banks’ father passing could have soured their relationship.

Lloyd Banks’ father died around the time of the release of Banks’ 2006 sophomore album Rotten Apple. According to 50, he was a bit “insensitive” in his treatment of Banks’ following his father’s passing, insisting that the young MC get back to work soon:

[Banks’] father passed away and I was like, ‘All right, he passed away, but you can’t just go home and stay home.’ He went home and just stayed at the house. Ask Kanye, his mother passed away while his record was at a peak point. If he didn’t go on tour, he wouldn’t be the Kanye you know right now. He worked his way through that situation; the world doesn’t stop.

Back in November  2010, Banks told XXL that he considered quitting rap following the death of his father. He also gave insight into his reasoning for why 50 would treat the death of someone’s father the way he did:

50’s whole thing was just, ‘Push on, push on.’ But he didn’t grow up with his mother and his father. Seeing my life pass before my eyes, it was like, no matter how much shit you have or how good you’re doing, you’re going to go through this and be devastated.

Back in October 2010, 50 appeared on Hot 97’s The Funkmaster Flex Show and echoed Banks’ sentiments regarding 50’s treatment. However, in his recent interview with MTV he spoke on how Banks’ attitude towards losing his father was inconsistent with his attitude towards fallen friends:

We lost…Probably 5 or 6 people got killed while we been on the road prior to him actually behaving that way. We don’t stop what we’ve been doing. To me, it’s an excuse.

Check out 50 Cent explain his relationship with Lloyd Banks below:

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  • Brindle

    50 right. You can’t judge a man for his emotions, but you can judge him for allowing those emotions to control his actions and his destiny. Sometime you gotta man up no matter what you go through but some people just aint built for it…

    • Obi Won

      That’s an easier said then done attitude.

      • Brindle

        I agree that it is, for some people…

      • LaurynHernandex

        It’s easy for you cause your father is a dope fiend and your mother a whore

  • andone

    this should be common knowledge to most hip hop heads by now… but gettin to the point i do agree banks fell back way to much during those years… first he f^(ked up by leaving “the big bang theory” wit them groupies @ the telly( no pun intended) then he dropped the ball again wit rotten apple which i personally felt was a banger… banks got bars for days jus wish he would have been more consistent wit his work, dude should be on his 4th album by now

    • johnblacksad

      Banks is just young buck. Pause. Thought the situation with 50, being around 50 with all his money etc. was gonna last forever… probably and wrongfully thought he didn’t need to put in as much work as your average rapper who just got a chance to shine… should know better

      • Obi Won

        Man Banks seems like the type of dude that is forever grateful that 50 got him out the hood, and gave him a chance to travel and get money that he never thought he’d have. Reason why I doubt Banks would ever diss 50. But I still don’t see Banks as a dickrider or teet hogger either, or calling begging for money on a “help me” type level. All this time all 50 ever said about Banks was he was the baby and needed to go on his own, and now how he should’ve been working after his pops passed. I

      • johnblacksad

        Most def agree…
        I think he never imagined himself anything but loyal to 50 so he probably just thought he was set for life off that loyalty alone… but people grow out of each other sometimes… that’s how it goes… see how Fif talking now?

  • Marvlouz

    An excuse? Wow.. 1/2 of ur parents dies and its an excuse. Thats somethin pretty tough to say.. But in a way fif is right. Not about the excuse part but as far as just falling back like he did so much. Banks did fall off for a while but thank god he got himself together and got the ball rolling

  • PhilTheGreat

    Man 50 cent been all over this website the past 2 week like his album dropping tomorrow.

    • andone

      LOL and these hatin/salty @ss ninjas got to deal wit it till june… #ANIMAL AMBITION!

      • SleepyTheGreat

        He Defitnely Pushed Boosie Boo Out The Headlines. You Would Think 50 Did A Bid Lol

      • Casor_G

        Slurp, slurp, stroke the balls you d-riding chump

      • andone

        ^^^fagg troll alert… SMH, kick rocks B!TCH N!GG@!

    • Casor_G

      HE paying Allhiphop that guap making sure he don’t brick again

  • johnblacksad

    How many points does AHH gets on this album?

    You might as well run the complete info.


  • Black Jay

    Damn AHH….. Y’all saw the 50 Cent thread blow up the other day so now it’s all day every day 50 Cent. Y’all n*ggas need some new topics.

    • superh8

      U still here talking shit tho . bitchass

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  • Obi Won

    I see AHH is pushing 50 hard.
    But regarding the story, like Banks said 50 didn’t grow up with his parents, he absorbed that pain a loooong time ago, breeding the Monster we know as 50 Cent today. I’m sure Banks didn’t care what 50 or anyone was saying at the time. Especially if he considered quiting rap. Who knows how close Banks and his parents are/were. It seems as if it still worked out in both parties favor. 50 got richer doing his own thing & Banks got to grieve, bounce back make money and isn’t publicly complaining about money or a G-Unit reunion.

  • stillnotsoft

    50 is right. the world doesn’t stop. you lose friends, family, you keep
    moving for your own good. the people who sit around are the ones who
    sink deeper into the depression.

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  • Eny Daboss

    50k first week and im not hating sxsw videos showed that 50 customers are dead…. 50 tried moves and failed… sms vs beats failed….. you beefing the guys dat had ur back since day 1???? you bout to fail homie …. beef aint selling nomore ask game about it

  • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

    50 set his niggas up to make millions; provided them with excellent lawyers and accountants; toured with them all over the world et cetra. In other words, he did right by his niggas. Yayo & Banks in particular benefited greatly from their relationship with him.

    With that said, 50 seems to have a knack for fuking up relationships. Think how often he alienates friends and family members. Shit, think about the fact that he took his son — his flesh and blood — out of his will, essentially disowning him. It’s quite obvious to me that the nigga has psychological issues that affect his ability to establish/maintain healthy relationships. Despite his great success, I’d bet a million dollars that he is a miserable motherfukker.

    • justmathoughts

      you have some good points but i dont think its solely just him to blame… money and success change the people who acquire those things but it also changes the people around the person who actually has them

    • The_Good_Life

      Lost his mother to an unsolved homicide at age 8 and almost got killed 13 years ago. He’s not a regular n1gga dude. He’s sociopathic, paranoid and probably suffers from PTSD, that’s why he’s successful.

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      • curtflirt

        I will agree here with your comment, sociopaths like him can find ways to do well.

    • i doubt he’s miserable, personally i understand alot of 50’s ways…probably because i understand the 48 Laws…that aside from the outside looking in i don’t see where 50 has been wrong in alot of the relationships going wrong…with him and steve stoute he didn’t want 50 to sign with Em and wouldn’t return his calls after he was shot, with the Game he went on record saying that everyone my boss has a problem with i’m cool with, with Buck he borrowed money, didn’t pay it back and then gets on stage and say’s Eff his boss and team, With Yayo he’s been behind 50 forever in connection with music but while 50 ventures off into other things and music isn’t a priority Yayo voices his frustrations to the world instead of 50, with Banks same thing as Yayo and I agree with 50, you sympathize that someone lost a parent but that show has to go on, Kanye Mom died, Andre 3000 Mom Died recently but they still had to do the Jimmi Hendrix Movie, Bruno Mars Mom Died and he still had to do the super bowl, Ludacris dad died but he still had to do movies and albums…i get Lloyd Banks wanting to crawl into a shell mindset but i understands 50’s the show must go on or you will be forgotten mindset.

      oh yeah and the Mayweather situation was simple, Floyd wasn’t business oriented and he didn’t cough up his half of the money towards the business…so i can honestly say when 50 hang ppl out to dry they usually give him the rope to do it.

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    • RealSpit

      Million dollar friend or not, fifty doesnt seem like a very good friend to have. NIggas are blind by money thinking just because someone has millions in the bank that makes them a good friend. A good friend going hold you down in the high times and lows. Look how that Floyd Mayweather friendship turned foul.

  • justmathoughts

    its definitely a touchy situation but lets be real, its natural to lose your parents…. common folks deal with this shit everyday but we still have to go to work the next week

    • brotha_man

      but depending on the impact that banks father had could make it hard to accept death. everybody grieves differently….time off is reasonable. but its banks responsibility to seek the help he needs to get past it. at my place of work they give us 5 paid days for bereavement leave…so i can see fifs point.

      • justmathoughts

        my sentiments exactly

    • water_ur_seeds

      People would still take time of work, especially if your already a millionaire…

      50 saying they lost 5 or 6 people on the road, isn’t the same as a parent… You even compare it, and I dare say the where associates not friends or best friends, he didn’t even know if it was 5 or 6!

      • justmathoughts

        yeah its not comparable at all but being close to all that death kind of does make you immune to it… though i cant say how banks really felt, i can tell you from experience that the more people you see die the “easier” it is to cope with,, shit i watched my mother bury my brother on her birthday and go to work a few days later

  • i’mreloaded!

    I agree with 50 to a point. Death is certain and sooner or later we all deal with it whether it’s ourselves or people around us. 50 really shows no emotion so he can’t expect people to deal wit stuff da way he does. Two different people from two different situations.

    • superh8

      True . everybody deals with things differently

  • i’ve lost about the same, 8-9 people worth mentioning, both parents, god parent, brothers i banged with etc…it’s something you’ll never get over, with that being said, you gotta get back to work..and its easier done than said.

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  • Keem

    50 is right to a fault…. everybody cant feel like he does and he made them very successful and millionaires but he rules with an iron fist you will forever have to be beneath him and need his guidance ……

  • Jayson C Williams

    They both have valid points. But the truth is, ppl die everyday! And while we all would like to be selfish with our loses, we can’t. The world doesn’t stop & unless you plan on being a hermit, working is essential and can be beneficial during a loss. Some ppl are dif and they don’t operate the same. I think saying 50 never growing up with his parents was a bad analogy although it may make sense. everyone loves everyone loses loved ones. Now u may have a unique love/bond with your parents but the idea of loved ones dying isn’t far fetched to anyone, with that said life goes on and so should you. Faith & strength is what it seems banks lacked in some ways. Be from the streets all you want, being mentally/emotionally tough isn’t something we all share.

    • superh8

      I 2nd that.yea its hard but life still goes on.kanye perfect example

  • bigdoe6

    It will be good for Banks to drop some new music here and there but there is no competition for him. He’s too good of a rapper to be trying to fit in with the crap that’s coming out. Hip Hop sucks right now. If Banks does come back with some new music NY won’t support him anyway and that’s the sad part.

  • LexxBrown

    50 should have never said anything about Banks dad in this manner. Everyone take thing differently. So if that was hard on Banks imagine how offensive Lloyd Banks would feel about 50’s comments.

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  • Gonja

    I fucks with 50’s beef tactics to sell records, it’s competition, and hip-hop need that the same way it needed Kendrick’s Control verse. But this shit right here ain’t cool.

  • soyhiphop

    This is a sensitive subject..I lost my dad last October is something I will have to deal with for ever but I didn’t give up or stop working cause I still have to function..I guess 50 is an ass whos not the most comprehensive person I read prodegy,s book he details how it whent down and 50 was rather harsh on banks

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      • Gonja

        u lame… just like yo lame ass photo.. look like yo dumb ass twerking or something …in a tight ass Sesame Street sweater ….LMFAO!!

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      • JustMe

        Lmao…u cant make this stuff up. He really is actin gangster while twerkin in a sesame street sweater! Noooo u cannot do that.

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      • superh8

        That aint gangsta.pure ignorance.grow up man

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Never said I was G. I just love to disrespect niccas cause I know they puzzy.

  • $11625525

    50 is desensitised.

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  • Spirit Equality

    If 50 doesn’t understand the difference between losing your father and losing a friend you may have only known a few years, he really is out of touch with how most people on Earth feel. He lost his own mother at a young age, so he might just be that desensitized. Speaking of excuses, when is the last time G-Unit broke a new artist? After Game and Buck, 50 hasn’t been able to break anyone. That’s going on ten years in the music business without 50 breaking a new act…at some point, you have to blame *yourself* as an executive who has been unsuccessful at acquiring the right talent or unsuccessful at creating the right marketing plan to break a new artist. I mean, who thought it made good business sense for 50 to partner with Shawty Lo (or however you spell his name)? 50 has never, ever taken personal responsibility for his bad business decisions as a music executive.

    • D_Ably

      Whats with everyone dependin on 50 to get famous all of a sudden? lol bunch of bottom feeders

      • Teej

        Nah my dude, that’s why you sign to a label.

  • curtflirt

    So this is the real truth behind 50 and Banks, and I am sure a whole lot more. 50 is a mean dude, that’s why the issues with the Game, Young Buck, Bang Em Up Smurf who was probably his most loyal. Yayo, Olivia, and others.

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  • Eric Cartman

    If you guys are going to take this as the reason they ain’t cool anymore then I guess 50 fooled all of you. Manipulative people always give the least relevant reason for why they had a falling out with someone