Young Buck is officially out of Tennessee’s Cheatham County Jail where he’s been since last December. The former G-Unit member made his return with an Instagram post on Wednesday (May 13).
“#Emancipation = The Fact Or Process Of Being Set Free From Legal,Social,Or Political Restrictions ; Liberation,” he wrote in the caption. “NOW LETS GET TO IT.”
Buck wasted no time addressing his longtime adversary 50 Cent who just last week made yet another stab at him for his alleged relationship with a transgendered woman. While speaking to DJ Paul, he explained how his time in jail actually helped him.
“I went in that muthafucka and got my mind right, so I was able to walk up out that muthafucka not just free from that bullshit but free from not being able to work,” Buck said. “Now I can get to work, you get what I’m saying? That’s all I ever wanted to do in regards to whatever, dealing with the contract and shit with dude over there.
“I know I don’t owe nigga but even me at a point in time, Paul, I got to a place where I was like, you know what, I just want to get to work. Fuck it, I’ll pay him.”
He later claimed he offered the G-Unit boss two installments of $150,000 to pay off his debt, but he says 50 kept adding to it.
“He come back in and $50,000 known and say you want me to sign over my whole catalog?” he continued. “I own all my shit. And I’m the only nigga that ever recouped in G-Unit history. I don’t owe Interscope or G-Unit a quarter.”
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Young Buck, born David Darnell Brown, has been sitting in the Cheatham County Jail in Tennessee, since December 20th. That is when he was arrested for being a fugitive from justice, over an outstanding child abandonment warrant. Since then, U.S. the economy has ground to a halt due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has paralyzed much of the world since the outbreak started spreading in the U.S. in January. Young Buck is looking for a little relief, with a recent move to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection. The rap star filed in January, shortly after he was remanded to jail without bail. Young Buck lists his main creditors as the mothers of his six kids, the Georgia Department of Human Services and the IRS. The move could be a shrewd business tactic on behalf of Young Buck, who is disputing an undisclosed amount of money owed to 50 Cent and G-Unit. The rapper is asking to "reject any and all executory contracts with G-Unit and/or Curtis Jackson."
Earlier this week, AllHipHop reported Buck had filed for bankruptcy, possibly to evade the debt to 50. But, he told Paul that wasn’t necessarily the case.
“When I was in jail I put my pride to the side fuck that, I done filed bankruptcy before in my career, I’d do it again,” he said. “To be honest, I didn’t file bankruptcy technically to get out the contract, I filed bankruptcy like, ‘Look, if I owe you nigga, show me where I owe you.’ Show me where you claim you gave me $350 or $250 or whatever.
“I knew it wouldn’t happen because I knew what it was, the fans and people don’t. Now, I get a chance to do what I’ve always been trying to do from the beginning and that’s just make good music.”
Buck was arrested in December 2019 as a “fugitive from justice” due to an outstanding child abandonment warrant.
Watch the over hour-long conversation with Paul and Buck below.