In 2015, 50 Cent made an appearance on the New York radio show The Breakfast Club, alongside his G-Unit crewmates Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, to speak about his friendship with Dr Dre and his album.
However, the Queens emcee made some shocking revelations during the interview about his former mentor’s relationship with Suge Knight.
Admitting that their friendship had deteriorated, Jackson revealed, “I don’t call to talk to him for no reason, I think that relationship was business.” 50 Cent also disclosed that Dr Dre’s close friend and affiliate, Jimmy Iovine, who co-founded Aftermath was also a problem, stating, “Overall, I think the disconnect between me and Jimmy created the distance between me and Dre.”
As the crew continued to speak on the Compton producer, Tony Yayo began to tell a story revealing, “We beat somebody up for Dr Dre, I could say it now. No disrespect to LA, but it was a whole bunch of New York dudes beating somebody up for Dre. He’s cool. I like his music and everything. I just feel when you beat somebody up I feel like they owe you a little bit.”
Following Yayo’s comments, the ‘P.I.M.P.’ emcee revealed that Suge Knight was planning on killing Dr Dre because of Tupac’s prolific success at Death Row, while in contrast, Dr Dre only released one album. Speaking to Charlamagne Tha God, Jackson unveiled, “Suge was gonna kill Dre! He was gonna kill him ’cause 2pac was making number-one records, and Dre wasn’t producing nothing!”
According to Fifty, Knight was planning on giving Dre’s share of Death Row Records to Tupac as he was the one bringing in all of the revenue. The Compton producer and Knight have always had a strenuous relationship, and in a recent phone interview, Knight characterised Daz Dillinger as the mastermind behind the Death Row sound. Insisting that Dr Dre produced none of the music made at Death Row.
The notorious, now-incarcerated gangster has had issues with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Dr Dre and even Eminem. You can watch the interview in the video below.