As we all know, last year Interscope Records decided to trim the fat by dropping any artists signed to their label, besides their main roster. G-Unit members, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, were among the artists who were dropped by the label. "When you win, we all win together. When you lose, you lose by yourself," are the words 50 Cent said to him after he was dropped. "Those words haunted me," Banks says, "But it's the truth. [50 Cent] is supportive, but to a certain extent. He couldn't overextend himself. I was confused at the time. But it's what I needed. I became more hungry."
Banks says after being dropped his entourage shank to only a few people, including long-time friend Tony Yayo. "He would always tell me that I'm one of the best doing this," Banks said. "He called me one of his favorite rappers of all time. That's all I needed."
Lloyd Banks says that before he signed his new deal with EMI Music over the summer, Interscope Records tried to re-sign him. "50 heard from them," Banks said. "They calling right now trying to figure out how to get the boy back in the building. They have to drop the apology bag first. You can drop that bag and say, 'I'm sorry. I will never ever doubt you again.' That's just a contract to talk. So it's still not solidified. Then I might just take it and go get a little drop and something."