50 Cent & Young Buck Talk The Crying Phone Call, 6 Years Later (Video)
Every break-up has its ugliest moment. For the dominant G-Unit group, that happened in 2008. Group-leader 50 Cent famously unveiled a taped phone-call from Young Buck, which was a smoking gun to the Nashville, Tennessee rapper’s dire financial straits, along with his confused relationship with his then-mentor.
With the release of the tape, G-Unit lost its southern delegate, and Young Buck entered an abysmal time in a once prominent career. The former Cash Money Records artist was soon ousted from Interscope, bankrupt, and subsequently jailed for his state.
MTV News’ Rob Markman sat down with the re-formed G-Unit (which includes Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and new member, Kidd Kidd). Markman asked Buck and Fif about the call six years later, prompting some classic candor from the Unit.
Young Buck begins, claiming that “50 Cent always understood me. From the very beginning—I’m compulsive…I’m gone.” Whether meaning ‘compulsive’ or ‘impulsive,’ Buck continued, “I’m an impulsive dude; I do what I want to do. Being that way, 50 let me do what I wanted to do.”
50 then interjected, “He kind of turned into the complete Rock star.” The two discussed Buck’s inflated lifestyle, as the Buck The World maker admits he did not federal, state, and local taxes existed in the 2000s, causing his problems. 50 admits he paid Buck’s debt previously, before the band-mate began accusing 50 of financial misgivings, prompting the Queens superstar to get his phone recorder out.
It’s only three minutes, but this is an insightful ending to a truly unforgettable story in 2000s Hip-Hop.