Archive Interview: LLoyd Banks Slams Rick Ross for Dissing Eminem



Back in 2009, Rick Ross released a video from St. Maarten, where he is vacationing after his Deeper Than Rap LP debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart. He then turned his attention to the G-Unit/ Shady camp, who put out a video by Banks and DJ Whoo Kid promoting their 4-30-09: Happy Birthday, Vol. 4 mixtape. In it, Whoo Kid admonished Ross for calling the Unit “monkeys.” In the video Rick Ross took a slur to Eminem, 50 Cent and Dj Whoo Kid:

“Eminem you’re a monkey, He’s really a honky, but that’s racial. You niggas monkeys. The world knows you’re monkeys.” Watch the video below:



Banks didn’t take kindly to the Em insults:

“As far as calling out Eminem, you’re not in the top 10 lyricists nowhere. So just sit down, man. We seen what Em can do. Em’s in a whole ‘nother lane. How do you go from praising somebody in one interview to calling him a ‘monkey’ in the next? He’s been in out of pocket too many times. We’ll see where his future goes. It doesn’t look too bright, if you ask me. First of all, his first week sales was 150 thousand and change. That was with two or three months of promotion, beefing with the most popular rapper there is right now outside of Eminem. There is no bigger promotion than that. He reminds me of 12 or 13 year old. You know he’s always lying.”




Listen to one of the most underrated diss tracks “Officer Down” by Lloyd Banks, aimed at Rick Ross below: