Whatever happened to G-Unit? 50 Cent's group was supposed to be the hottest thing since Wu-Tang. Not only did Lloyd Banks and Young Buck storm into the game with platinum debuts in 2004 but Game's 2005 opus, The Documentary, also sold like hot cakes. Then everything went downhill.
Things took a turn for the worse when 50 Cent accused Game of disloyalty and publicly ejected him from the crew. Young Buck was thrown out after an embarrassing phone call with Fif. Now Lloyd Banks has officially severed ties with G-Unit's parent company Interscope Records under the guise of a free agent. According to reports by MTV, Banks' deal still allows him to reunite with the gang if they ever decide to put out another group album. Banks had this to say about the move, "I felt it's time for me to go somewhere where it's not biased and I get a fair shot."
Regardless of what Banks says, the reality is that G-Unit has lost its stronghold in hip-hop. Put a fork in 'em.Photo © Fernando Leon/Getty Images