G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks has revealed recently apologizing to former Murder Inc. artist Ashanti for disses he made towards her during their record label disputes in the early 2000’s.
Speaking with hip-hop personality Sway, the “Punch Line King” explained why, unfortunately, Ashanti was pulled into the Unit’s beef against Ja Rule and Irv Gotti.
“Ashanti was in the mix over there, she was like the R&B one,” Banks said when briefly discussing G-Unit’s 2002 beef with Murder Inc. “Yeah, I actually spoke to her and apologized for some of the things I’ve said in the past before I even let the conversation go anywhere, first off. I was thinking about it, somebody brought it to my attention. We were groomed to go off like that at that point. Anybody would have got it. But we’re past that.” (Rap Fix)
Banks’ “What Goes Around,” which dropped around 2003, called out Ashanti.
“I’m in the hood cause I’m hood/You in the hood cause you ain’t got no choice/Your top seller gettin’ sticked for his shine/Either I’m blind, or Ashanti’s sideburns is thicker than mine.” (“What Goes Around”)
Around 2003, Ashanti said she hoped the beef between Murder Inc and G-Unit would come to an end.
“I wish that it would cease,” Ashanti says about the controversy surrounding her team. “It’s very unfortunate. I hope it’s peaked now. Who wants to be bothered with all that? I have nothing to do with anything. I don’t want my guys involved with anything. We’re peaceful people, it’s all about the peace.” (MTV)
Earlier this year, Ashanti linked with ex-Murder Inc. rival Game.
“On the way 2 the lab!!! flyin dwn santa monica I think we took like 3 red lights lol!!! ( U guys dnt do tht tho) lol!!!,” she wrote Wednesday (January 27). “@only1NOTTZ heyyyyyy!!!!! Wz crackin!! We gotta link up I’m in LA now jus leavin the lab!!!! Awwwwwww sh*t its a problem!!!!! Me DR. DRE & GAME in the lab ohhhhhhh booooooy this is a SMMMMIZAAASHHH!!!!!http://tweetphoto.com/9709437 & @ihategame jus debo’d my cup of tea!!!!! Smh!!! Lol!!! & of course @LTHUTTON is in the mothaf*#kin buildin!!! Hollaaa!!!” (Ashanti’s Twitter)