50 Cent Speaks On Alleged Rift W/ Young Buck, ''It's Not What People Think It Is''
"Return of the Bodysnatchers Vol. 1," dropped this week and is currently available for free download. The new release sparked controversy because, while Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks appear alongside 50 Cent on the mixtape cover, G-Unit member Young Buck is nowhere to be seen.
Buck's absence from the cover and most of the mixtape songs have only fueled rumors of trouble brewing between the Cashville representer, but 50 rebutted those claims.
"It looks crazy because he just ain't there, then you come back and see the tape and he ain't there, but it's not what people think it is," 50 told Kay Slay.
According to 50, scheduling conflicts are to blame from both Buck's absence from the G-Unit international tour and the "Return of the Bodysnatchers Vol.1" mixtape.
"It felt like there was nothing out there, so we went in and recorded it in one weekend, the 'Return of the Bodysnatchers,'" 50 explained. "There's been a lot of speculation because Buck is just on that one joint, that wasn't recorded during the process of making this tape, that joint was something we did awhile back."
"During the actual international tour, Buck was scheduled to go on the 'Young Rich Tour' - the tour Sha Money was putting together for him and Rich Boy - and I didn't know that didn't actually materialize while I was overseas," he added. "[And] that's why they didn't see Buck overseas with us. He was in Nashville while we was in New York the weekend we decided to put the tape together."
Buck recently reacted to his exclusion from the mixtape and international tour during a Super Bowl week visit to Phoenix, Arizona radio station Power 98.3, once again addressing the growing distance between himself and G-Unit.
"It makes me feel like 'What's going on?' When you see a video, everybody's there, and no Buck," he said. "Or you see your man moving overseas on tour with the camp, G-Unit. Or you go to ThisIs50.com and you see G-Unit pictures that's there without Buck's face. And then there's no communication, so I don't really understand why a lot of things is what it is. I don't have time to figure out why. So I'm just moving on, getting my money, man. With all respect to 50 Cent, 50 Cent put me in the position I'm in right now to give my music to the world."
Buck's appearance at a recent Lil' Wayne concert in Chattanooga, Tennessee led audience members to believe he plans to jump ship from G-Unit and re-join Cash Money Records, however reps for Buck have disputed those reports stating that the rapper remains on the G-Unit label.