Yung Buck Explains Why 50 Cent Fired Him From G-Unit and How the Firing Led To Bankruptcy

50 Cent has had dozens of beef with other artists, even a few members of his former crew like The Game. G-Unit’s crew included rapper Yung Buck, who alleges his firing came for staying cordial with 50’s enemies. As a result, Buck claims he was unable to pay taxes and had to file for bankruptcy.

Yung Buck and 50 Cent
Yung Buck and 50 Cent | Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic

Yung Buck signs with 50 Cent’s G-Unit records 

Buck was originally signed to Cash Money Records. In 2000, he left the label. He signed with G-Unit under the tutelage of 50 in 2003. His debut album Straight Outta Cashville spawned two popular singles – “Let Me In” and “Shorty Wanna Ride.”

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The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 Chart, selling over 350,000 copies in its first week. It’s since been certified platinum by the RIAA. 

He collaborated with the rest of the G-Unit crew for 2005’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ for the film soundtrack. His second album, Buck The World, came in 2007. It would be his last release on the label as a feud began brewing between 50 and Buck.

Yung Buck says 50 Cent fired him because he was friends with 50 Cent’s enemies

Buck’s label mate, The Game, began a rivalry with 50. Simultaneously, 50 and Buck began their own beef, seemingly out of Buck’s request for more money. 

50 leaked a phone conversation to the public between him and Buck. The call featured an emotional Buck crying and asking 50 for help. The feud became uglier, with Buck releasing several diss records toward 50 and the label. He also claims 50 would not let him out of his G-Unit contract.

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As it turns out, Buck says he was fired due to still maintaining contact with people 50 considered enemies. 50 began beefing with a number of rappers and hip hop crews at the time.

In a recent interview with Vlad TV, Buck tells the host, he first learned of the firing from friends who heard 50 discussing such in radio interviews. 

“Soon as he kicked me out, I’m like ‘What the f**k is this about?’ He started to say it was because I’m cool with Game and those different things started to happen – I’m cool with the enemies of him,” he said. 

But Buck says 50 had everything misconstrued.

“It wasn’t that, it’s that I’m active so I would run into these individuals – The Jim Jones, the Dipset individuals, the Jadakisses when we had these beefs or whatever,” he explained. “And you know what I would get from these dudes, ‘Bro we f**k with you, we just don’t f**k with dude.’ It was one of those things where it’s kind of hard for you to have a problem with somebody who genuinely ain’t got a problem with you but may have a problem with your brother.”

He continued: “I didn’t go and become friends with them and I’d even relay it to 50…I guess that’s what him feel I was cool with them because always told 50.”

Yung Buck says G-Unit firing forced him to file for bankruptcy 

Bucks says in the midst of his fallout with 50, he learned he owed $300,000 to the IRS. At the time, Buck says he and 50 had the same business manager. He tells Vlad that 50 instructed the manager to cease ties with Buck as a result of their beef. 

The bill continued to increase and Buck had no idea what to do, leaving him with major tax debt and no income to repay. Buck says that’s when the infamous phone call was leaked by 50, making matters worse. But Buck says the phone call was not one in which he begged 50 to allow him back in the group. He alleges the call was prerecorded and for whatever reason, 50 held onto the tape to humiliate Buck.

Buck had no choice but to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.