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50 Cent Says Lloyd Banks Is No Longer In G-Unit

There's drama inside G-Unit. 

There's been a lot of uneasiness inside the G-Unit camp. And from the looks of it, the Unit that ran the early 2000s with catchy and fun street music has officially come to an end.

The G-Unit general, 50 Cent, took to his Instagram account to announce that punchline king, Lloyd Banks is no longer a member of the crew.

"Check out my boy Lloyd bank$.New Mix tape coming soon," writes 50. "Independence Day, he is doing his own thing and you know it’s gonna be loaded with bars. (Check him out) PLK get the strap."

The issue that caused 'Fif and Banks to separate is unclear. On 50's PnB Rock-assisted single, "Crazy," the Queens hinted at tension by rapping: 'And Banks, me and him don't even talk no more," however, he didn't go into detail about their disagreement.

G-Unit's 2003 debut album Beg for Mercy went double. Banks debut album, The Hunger for More debuted No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart. But somewhere down the line, the childhood friends drifted apart. During a 2014 interview with MTV, 50 claimed that he started drifting away from Banks after his father died, and he became musically uninspired.  "Alright, he passed away, but you can't just go home and stay home," 50 said.

 

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Cleveland Rapper Q Money Arrested And Charged With Murder

Cleveland area rapper, Q Money was reportedly arrested for murder in Georgia, the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office confirms. The rapper was reportedly taken into custody on Thursday (April 18) where he was charged with one felony count.

The arrest warrant, which was initially issued on Monday (Apil 15), alleges Q Money fatally shot the victim, Calvin Alexander Chappell, at his home in Decatur. A witness claims to have found the 23-year-old rapper – Qamar Williams – standing over the victim, Cleveland.com reports. Officers reported discovering the deceased lying face down in the living room near several bullet casings.

According to police reports, the victim's roommate and cousin also saw Q standing over the victim and quickly acted to remove the gun from the rapper's hand. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said Q Money was arrested shortly after without incident.

Q Money gained attention in 2018 with the release of his single, "Work." That same year, he inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records and Think It’s A Game Records.

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Nicki Minaj Reportedly Splits With Longtime Managers Cortez Bryant, Gee Roberson

Nicki Minaj is reportedly moving on from her longtime managers, Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson, subsequently severing her relationship with Blueprint/Maverick Management. According to Billboard, the business decision was “mutual” and “amicable” but Minaj doesn’t have a new team yet, sources told the outlet.

Minaj parted ways with the team prior to her surprise appearance on Ariana Grande’s headlining Coachella set last Sunday (April 14), Variety reports. No other details were reported about the reason for the apparent split with Roberson and Bryant who head the Blueprint Group, an Atlanta-based company that formed a conglomerate with Maverick.

The “Barbie Dreams” rapper has been managed by Blueprint for the most of her career and remains on the company’s website under their list of clients which includes Lil Wayne, The Roots, Rich the Kid, CyHi the Prynce, and Jill Scott.

In other Minaj news, the 36-year-old recording artist wrapped up the European leg of her Queen world tour late last month. Minaj has yet to announce the dates for her U.S. installment of the tour.

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Dave East Thinks “Old Town Road” Is “Super Wack”

Don’t expect to see Dave East sporting a cowboy hat and listening to Lil Nas X’s hit, “Old Town Road.” The New Yorker didn’t hold back while offering up his honest opinion of the song.

“This f**king 'Old Town Road' s**t is f**kin’ wack,” the rapper said in a video posted on his Instagram story that began circulating the 'net Wednesday (April 18). “I don’t know what the f**k is going on with hip-hop, with rap. I ain’t no hater man but that s**t is wack with a cape on it. It’s super wack.”

Dave East says “Old Town Road” is “wack”...do y’all agree? 👇🎶🤔 @DaveEast pic.twitter.com/npW1gKmnfe

— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) April 18, 2019

Despite being removed from Billboard's country charts for not embracing enough country music elements, the Billy Ray Cyrus-assisted remix to “Old Town Road,” pushed its way to No. 1 on the Billboard singles charts. The song also scored 143 million streams in a week, breaking a previous record held by Drake.

As his popularity continues to grow, Lil Nas X wants to move past the country music drama. "I didn't want it to get to that point where it was more popular because of controversy than the song itself," he recently told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

In response to East’s comments, the music newcomer reportedly tweeted that he’s “not mad” at the rapper. “Just [an] oh well moment,” he supposedly wrote in a post that was later deleted.

Fans of the song were fare less diplomatic in reacting to the critique, while others defended East for simply sharing his opinion.

Peep some of the reactions below.

Nah Dave East really got on here with ZERO HIT RECORDS OF HIS OWN and tried to hate on a nigga who might fuck around and go diamond on his first swing. Literally some hater shit if I ever saw it. The worst shit about it is that the song not even rap it’s country (on purpose) LOL https://t.co/5jaGpcsiHD

— Little Bro (@DjChubbESwagg) April 18, 2019

We do not listen to dave east in the car. We do not listen to dave east at the bar. We do not listen to him here or there. We do not listen to him anywhere. https://t.co/Ft6T5ko3sB

— Popcorn Playa🦊 (@AuntieMemm) April 18, 2019

Dave East throws a vigil for Nip it’s “awww man Dave East a real one” Dave East says Old Town Road is trash it’s “I can’t even name 5 Dave East songs”...the innanets a weird place

— The Marathon Continues 🏁 (@RT_DeezNutzzz) April 18, 2019

Sooo Dave East a Bad human Being for having an honest opinion?

— Count Rackula aka 2Cup Shakur aka Durt Cobain aka. (@MeechIsDEAD) April 18, 2019

Dave East music fire, but he sounds like a hater rn...

How do you have static with a person for going viral with a country song lmao

— Dontai (@ImDontai) April 18, 2019

Dave East is supposed to dislike “Old Town Road” ..... because HipHop needs him to!! 💪🏾💪🏽

— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) April 19, 2019

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