Lloyd Banks recently told MTV that he will never leave 50 Cent and Tony Yayo. "I'mma ride the wave when [the fans] are yelling, 'G-Unit,' and I'mma ride the wave when they saying, 'G-Unot,' " he said. "That's it. It's like being a hard-core Knick fan. I'mma be a Knick fan, and they lose every year. But I'm not gonna be the one to just come at the [championship] parade and be like, 'Yeah!' I wouldn't feel right in here. When they doing my 'E! True Hollywood Story,' its not gonna [say that] I changed."
Banks went on to talk about the Young Buck situation saying "If you don't like , I don't like you: plain and simple. I don't understand why it's so hard for people to get that," Banks said. "I don't hate Buck or nothing like that. He just made decisions that were premature. A lot of them were affecting 50. And at the end of the day, it affects us too, because I hear people say things like, 'Banks is next [to leave].' It's frustrating, because it takes away from everything I put into the brand. This [G-Unit logo] is my first tattoo. Co-founder! We play just as important a part as 50 does."
"When you say, 'He's next,' " Banks continued, "it discredits
everything I put into this. I wasn't riding the wave to go with my own
wave. I was riding the wave 'cause this is what I wanted to do with the
people I grew up with." Banks does have wants outside of rap, just like 50 and Tony Yayo do (the Talk of New York
would like to open a franchise of 7-Eleven-style stores called
"Acting is in the near future. I would love to do that," Banks
revealed. "I'm an artist too. A lot of people don't know that. I design
everything you see. My jewelry? I drew it. The G-Unit spinner? I drew
that. I can airbrush and things of that nature. Anything I can see, I
can draw. Instead of buying Picassos, buy Banks. "I used to do it a lot," he added of his art. "To be honest with you, I
don't have time to get into it. It's one or the other. I'd be stuck
with doing that and can't create music. I'm 25 years old, so I'm taking
my time with it." Banks said that when he starts selling his art, he'll be charging $100,000 to start with. …