G-Unit–The Game feud
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Game signed onto Aftermath Entertainment, it was later arranged that he would work with 50 Cent and his hip hop group G-Unit. The sudden feud between the pair, who had been marketed as having a mentor/protégé relationship, started soon afterwards. The two were able to put their differences aside for the release of The Game's debut album, The Documentary which was released on January 18, 2005. The album was a success for The Game and had three singles that featured 50 Cent. The release date of 50 Cent's second album, The Massacre, was pushed back in order to accommodate The Game's album, causing a rift between 50 Cent and Interscope Records. Tensions would rise during the filming of the music video for The Game's third single, "Hate It or Love It", when 50 Cent refused to shoot a scene in the front seat of a car with The Game, instead sitting in the back (The Game's brother, Big Fase 100, would replace him).
50 Cent later dismissed The Game from G-Unit on Hot 97 radio. After the announcement, The Game, who was a guest earlier in the evening, attempted to enter the building with his entourage. After being denied entry, one of his associates was shot by a security guard in the leg during a confrontation with security. 50 Cent with his G-unit crew left out the backdoor. When the situation escalated, both rappers held a press conference to announce their reconciliation. Fans had mixed feelings as to whether the rappers created a publicity stunt to boost the sales of the albums they had just released. Nevertheless, even after the situation deflated, G-Unit criticized The Game's street cred. The group denounced The Game and announced that he will not be featured on their albums. 50 told the FHM magazine that The Game keeps an AK47 under his couch. During a Summer Jam performance, The Game launched a boycott of G-Unit called "G-Unot" (which ended after 50 Cent trademarked the term).
After the performance at Summer Jam, The Game responded with "300 Bars and Runnin'", an extended "diss" aimed at G-Unit as well as members of Roc-A-Fella Records on the mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 3. 50 Cent responded through his "Piggy Bank" music video, which features The Game as a Mr. Potato Head doll and also parodies other rivals. Since then both groups continued to attack each other. The Game released two more mixtapes, Ghost Unit and a mixtape/DVD called Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin.
G-Unit posted a cover of The Game's head on the body of a male stripper for "Hate It or Love It (G-Unit Radio Part 21)" mixtape, as a response to The Game displaying pictures of G-Unit dressed as Village People. Although he was signed to Aftermath Entertainment, The Game left the label and signed with Geffen Records to terminate his contractual obligations with G-Unit (although others claim 50 Cent pressured Dr. Dre to kick him off). G-Unit member Spider Loc had also begun to insult The Game on various songs. With tracks such as "Stop Bitchin'," featuring Mr. Criminal from Hi-Power Entertainment, "Bitch Boy" and more. In addition, The Game released "240 Bars (Spider Joke)" and "100 Bars (The Funeral)" both attacking G-Unit, Spider Loc and others. 50 Cent's response was "Not Rich, Still Lyin'" where he mocks The Game. Lloyd Banks replied to the Game on a Rap City freestyle booth session. The Game quickly released a "diss" record called "SoundScan" where The Game pokes fun at Lloyd Banks' album Rotten Apple falling thirteen spots on the Billboard 200 chart and disappointing second week sales. Lloyd Banks replied on his mixtape Mo' Money In The Bank Pt. 5: Gang Green Season Continues with a song called "Show Time (The Game's Over)". Lloyd Banks states that 50 Cent wrote half of The Game's first album The Documentary and pokes fun at The Game's suicidal thoughts.
In October 2006, The Game extended a peace treaty to 50 Cent, which was not immediately replied to. However, a couple days later, on Power 106, he stated that the treaty was only offered for one day. On The Game's album, Doctor's Advocate, he claims that the feud is over on a few of the songs.
At one point, it was reported that Busta Rhymes wanted to get 50 Cent and The Game together on the same track which was to be included on his album, Before Hell Freezes Over. This way, he intended to end the feud between the two. Busta Rhymes commented on the feud. He said:
I have always had problem with the beef. If you listen to "The Doctor's Advocate", which is the title track on his [The Game's] album, I didn't agree with his role at how he handled the situation. 50, even though I don't agree with everything he has done, he is still someone of an orchestrator of the situation from a general rank standpoint. If you are an apprentice, coming under someone, there is a general pride and ego. You gotta swallow a certain thing.
However, the reconciliation did not happen any time soon because of Tony Yayo's alleged attack on James "Lil' Henchmen" Rosemond, who is the son of Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond. Tony Yayo was arrested on March 24, 2007 and was accused of smacking Lil' Henchmen for wearing the shirt of his father's record label, Czar Entertainment. Czar Entertainment manages many artists, including The Game. Tony Yayo, 50 Cent, and their entourage allegedly approached Lil' Henchmen in a black SUV. 4 men jumped out of the car. Tony Yayo then showed the 14-year-old boy that he had a gun, and he then proceeded to antagonize and slap the child. Tony Yayo has been charged for assault and he was later released with a $5,000 bail. He has pleaded not guilty. 50 Cent has strongly denied his involvement and has stated that he was in his home in Connecticut when the alleged incident occurred. He also stated that Tony Yayo did not hit Lil' Henchmen. 50 Cent thinks that the people who are trying to ban him are the same people who started the "G-Unot" campaign. He thinks they are trying to go after him by using the Lil' Henchmen incident as an excuse to ban him.
In February 2007, The Game and Young Buck got into a non-physical altercation at a club during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas. In an interview with SOHH.com, Young Buck describes the situation:
It was a situation in Las Vegas and it was the first time we were in the same place. I addressed him from the stage and let him know, 'If it's a problem, let's handle it right now, if not let's get to the money,' He was coming, I don't know whether to get it on or get to the money, but he was coming and the security of the club, they got terrified and pushed him out. After that there was a lot of people in the middle of it like, 'Look, man, your man wanna speak.' And I chose to have a conversation with him cause 50 Cent will never speak with him. 50 really gave me permission to speak with him on behalf of him and everybody else. I let the conversation with him on a note of, 'You do you, without involving us and we do us without involving you at this moment.' Cause I see that a lot of these situations start to affect the politics of the music."
Although it was believed that Young Buck and The Game made peace and put the incident behind them, Young Buck recently[when?] confirmed in an interview with SOHH.com that the 'beef' is still on. Young Buck said
I just think he's digging his own hole 'cause he won't never get another fucking conversation from me in any kind of sense to have resolvement in anything. Now it's like you deal with the goons the way you deal with them, anything else, if the nigga keep poppin' shit like that, I'm a end his little career through the mixtape world. I ain't even gon' let 50 get dirty with this nigga, because I'm kinda upset at the fact that I heard the bullshit out of him and I don't know if he's aware that I recorded that conversation that we had over the phone. I ain't gon' play with that dude. When I go at him, I'm a go at him and I'ma Ja Rule this shit.
Recently[when?] The Game had an interview with MTV and addressed an apology to 50 Cent and G-Unit and said "Jimmy always says, 'Man, I told you guys not to break up the Beatles,' " Game said. "He says he told John Lennon the same thing a long time ago. But I was young, man. I was dumb. I did a lot of dumb things. I felt me and 50 clashed. I'm not gonna dis 50...He had his side, I had my side. I did what I felt was necessary for me and my career to have longevity and survive in hip-hop and music to be around when I'm Quincy Jones' age;— not just be Quincy Jones' age, but be a Quincy Jones. Now, four albums in, I can honestly say from Banks to Buck to Dre to Yayo to whoever, if it would have kept going, endless paper. Millions of albums sold;— because we were great together."
There was also a physical altercation between 50 Cent's protégé and then new G Unit member 40 Glocc and Game's protégé and friend BWS Member rapper Compton Menace also known as The Menace. It was stated that Compton Menace initiated the fight. G Unit Member's 40 Glocc and Spider Loc also had a non physical brawl with rapper Lil Wayne and his mentor rapper Birdman when they were in Compton for a video shoot 40 Glocc and Spider Loc being member of the street gang called Crips. Lil Wayne who claimed to be a member of Bloods (the rival gang of the Crips), along with Game claiming the same as Wayne in the non physical brawl Wayne and Birdman supposedly ran into their car fearing the G Unit members Spider Loc and 40 Glocc and other Crip members. This appears[weasel words] to be fake due to the past Wayne and Birdman share. This is even harder to believe[weasel words] due to the fact that Wayne and Birdman both were born and raised in New Orleans. All this shows violence and gangs were also embroiled in the feud just as in the East coast vs West coast battle(a battle in the mid 90's involving rappers from both the East Coast and the West Coast mainly involving rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.)
However, several days later Tony Yayo stated in an interview that G-Unit won't accept The Game's apology saying several times that The Game is bipolar. Tony Yayo continued on saying "One day The Game is sorry, and the next day its fuck G-Unit." Tony Yayo did state though that The Game was right on them together consisting of 50 Cent, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and The Game, were as good as The Beatles. A week later though, The Game was at his concert in Sydney, Australia and dissed G-Unit again, telling the crowd to shoot at G-Unit if they come to Sydney. This was about a week after The Game apologized to 50 Cent, Jimmy Iovine, and G-Unit.
Game hooks up with Young Buck
After being dismissed from G-Unit, Young Buck appeared on a remix to The Game's song Game's Pain, as well as appearing in the music video to the song My Life, which featured another former rival, Lil Wayne. A mixtape by The Game and Young Buck was also confirmed, The Commission, The Game & Young Buck - Laugh Now, Cry Later. When Young Buck left the Unit he had made multiple tracks with The Game dissing G-unit. Rapper Juvenile was embroiled in the feud as he sided with G-Unit dissing Young Buck (after Buck was released from G-Unit)
On November 9, 2009, 50 Cent released his newest album, Before I Self Destruct. Included on it is a track called "So Disrespectful," aimed at continuing his beef with The Game. He insults The Game with lyrics such as:
Come on Game you will never be my equal
your homie shoot dogs- my niggaz shoot people,
I'm what you're never gonna be-
I'm in that tax bracket you never 'gon see (...)
(referring to his estimated $400 million plus gross worth.)
On the first single from his 2010 LP, R.E.D. Album,"Shake" The Game disses G-Unit yet again by firing more taunts at members of G-Unit with the lyrics:
"Me and fifty aint agree on shit so I had to (Shake)
aint no telling what he putting in that protein (Shake)
seen the candy shop video look at this nigga (Shake)
and thats the same shit that made the nigga Young Buck (Shake)
I’m surprised that Lloyd Banks and Yayo didn’t (Shake) wasn't selling no records
so Jimmy told 'em to (Shake)
Including radio freestyles and songs that appeared on both albums and mixtapes, there were over 100 diss tracks involved in this feud.
Later days of beef
In early 2009, Rick Ross, whom at the time was feuding with 50 Cent, enlisted Game, Ja Rule and Fat Joe (50 Cent's most known rivals at the time) to a remix of his song "Mafia Music." Game opened the track with the first verse, however, unlike the three other featured artists on the track, he did not diss 50 Cent.
In November 2010, Game tweeted an appeal to 50 Cent saying he was willing to end the feud and all 50 had to do was pick up the phone and call. However, the appeals were ignored by Jackson despite encouragement from fans.
In December 2010, Game mocked Lloyd Banks album sales on Twitter, which had fans question whether he really wanted a G-Unit reunion or not.
On July 7, 2012, The Game and G-Unit rapper 40 Glocc got into an altercation at a Hollywood Hills pool party. In a video clip, allegedly[weasel words], shot by The Game via Game's iPhone during the fight, 40 Glocc is seen falling into a bush after being beaten up by the fellow West Coast rapper. 40 Glocc also begun a lawsuit against Game due to assault and battery and defamation of his character. Game said the lawsuit was the biggest shock of his life, also calling 40 "a coward."
On November 27, 2012 50 Cent released the second single for his upcoming album, Street King Immortal. The song features fellow rapper Eminem and singer Adam Levine. In the song 50 Cent raps "I tried to help niggas get on, they turned around and spit/ right in my face, so Game & Buck can both suck a dick..." Game later responded to this saying nobody cared about 50 Cent and he might record a sequel to "300 Bars and Runnin" in order to finally "kill" 50 Cent and G-Unit. 50 later said that the song was recorded two years prior and he currently[when?] had no ill wills toward Game. Nevertheless, Game responded with a bonus track off his Jesus Piece album called "Blood of Christ," which attacks G-Unit, 40 Glocc, Shyne and Diddy.
On January 31, 2013 The Game attempted to settle the feud and created a petition for G-Unit fans to sign so G-Unit could have a reunion. 50 Cent however declined to Game's petition on the claims that the reunion was for Game to regain attention. "Every time there was nothing going on Game said "Fuck you, 50," to generate some sort of new interest," 50 explained. "But now that doesn't work anymore, So you gotta figure out a new way to do it and now it's saying, 'We'll get G-Unit back together!'" He continued on to explain that he wouldn't mind it happening, but he believed that it would "fall apart".
Game released the mixtape OKE (Operation Kill Everything) in October 2013. In the song "Hollywood," Game spat the line: "Reunite with G-Unit? Bitch, fuck 50."
In March 2014, during his UK Blood Money tour, Game freestyled on the Tim Westwood show. In this freestyle, he dissed 50 Cent again, saying: "Game ain't making amends with 50 Cent / Game still trying to figure out where 50 went."
- 50 Cent
- "300 Shots" (Feat. Tony Yayo, Ma$e, Young Buck, Mobb Deep, M.O.P & Lloyd Banks)
- "Banana Clip"
- "Emotional /December 2005"
- "Last Chance"
- "Love, Hate, Love /September 2011"
- "Make A Movie Out Of Em /January 2006"
- "Misdemeanor (NY To Compton)"
- "Much Too Much (Just Too Much)"
- "Not Rich, Still Lyin' /April 2006"
- "Paper Chaser /February 2006"
- "So Disrespectful" (The Game & Young Buck diss)
- "Strong Enough" (The Game & Young Buck diss)
- "Stop Crying /January 2006"
- "Ya Guns Don't Jam"
- "You Should Be Dead"
- "Window Shopper" (dissing Ja Rule, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Nas & The Game)
- "Piggy Bank" (dissing Game in the video)
- "Outta Control" (Feat. Mobb Deep) (dissing Game with "Game Over" t-shirts in the video)
- "My Life" (Feat. Eminem & Adam Levine) (dissing The Game and Young Buck)
- Lloyd Banks
- "8 Minutes Of Death" (The Game diss)
- "Death Wish" (The Game, Fat Joe & D-Block diss)
- "Go Hard Or Go Home" (The Game diss)
- "It's Simple Ain't It" (Feat. 50 Cent) (The Game diss)
- "It Ain't A Secret" (The Game, Fat Joe & D-Block diss)
- "Lamborghini Lloyd" (The Game diss)
- "Potato Head" (Feat. Tony Yayo) (The Game, Black Wall Street & Yukmouth diss)
- "Rather Be Me" (The Game & Young Buck diss)
- "Show Time (The Game's Over)" (The Game diss)
- Tony Yayo
- "Die Slow" (Black Wall Street & Young Buck diss)
- "They Call It Murder" (Feat. 50 cent) (The Game diss)
- "We Don't Give a Fuck" (Feat. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Olivia) (The Game & Ja Rule diss)
- Young Buck
- "They Don't Bother Me" (Feat. Ma$e, Spider Loc & 50 Cent) (The Game, Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Nas & Jadakiss diss)
- "The Real Bitch Boy" (Feat. Spider Loc) (The Game diss)
- "I Don't Want No Problems" (Feat. Spider Loc) (The Game diss)
- "No Love Wins" (Feat. 40 Glocc) (The Game Diss)"
- Lil Eazy-E
- "They Know Me" (The Game Diss)"
- "Coming From Compton" (The Game Diss)"
- Big Fase 100
- "No Help" (The Game Diss)
- "100 Bars (The Funeral: G-Unit Records, Mobb Deep, Hot Rod & 40 Glocc Diss)"
- "120 Bars (G-Unit, Lil' Eazy-E, Mobb Deep, Spider Loc, Mase & Olivia Diss)"
- "240 Bars (Spider Joke: Spider Loc & G-Unit Diss)"
- "300 Bars (G-Unit Records, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Olivia, Mobb Deep, DJ Whoo Kid, Memphis Bleek, Joe Budden, Lil Eazy-E, Benzino & Young Gunz Diss)"
- "360 Bars (G-Unit, Roc-A-Fella Records & Big Fase 100 Diss)"
- "400 Bars (50 Cent & G-Unit Diss)"
- "A Lil' Bit (50 Cent & G-Unit Diss)"
- "All For Sale (G-Unit & Mase Diss)"
- "All I Need (G-Unit, Terrance Howard, Mase & Mobb Deep Diss)"
- "Be Eazy (Young Hot Rod Diss)"
- "Blood of Christ" (50 Cent, G-Unit, 40 Glocc, Shyne and Diddy Diss)"
- "Body Bags (Tony Yayo & 50 Cent Diss)"
- "Bounce Back (50 Cent, Tony Yayo & Irv Gotti Diss Feat. Charli Baltimore)"
- "Breathe and Stop (G-Unit Diss Feat. Fat Joe)"
- "Cough Up a Lung" (40 Glocc Diss)"
- "Don't Body Yourself Remix (50 Cent Diss Feat. Nas)"
- "Down (Lloyd Banks & G-Unit Diss)"
- "Face of L.A (Mobb Deep & G-Unit Diss)"
- "G-Unit Crip (G-Unit Diss Feat. Techniec)"
- "Ghost Unit Intro (G-Unit Diss)"
- "Hate It or Love It (Street Remix: G-Unit Diss)"
- "How We Do (Live G-Unot Remix: G-Unit Diss)"
- "I Told You (G-Unit, Mase & Olivia Diss)"
- "I'm a Muthafuckin soldier (50 Cent Diss)"
- "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye (Extended Remix: G-Unit Diss Feat. Sheek Louch, Fabolous, Beanie Sigel & Jadakiss)"
- "Lay Low (Tony Yayo & G-Unit Diss Feat. Techniec)"
- "Mafia Music (Remix: 50 Cent & G-Unit Diss Feat. Fat Joe, Ja Rule & Rick Ross)"
- "Mr. Potato Head (G-Unit Diss)"
- "My Bitch (50 Cent, Jay-Z & Suge Knight Diss)"
- "My Turn (G-Unit Diss)"
- "Niggaz Bleed (50 Cent, Jay-Z & Suge Knight Diss)"
- "Olivia Debut Single (Olivia & G-Unit Diss Feat. BBQ"
- "Our Turn (G-Unit Diss Feat. The Black Wall Street)"
- "Play The Game (G-Unit & Olivia Diss)"
- "Poison Bananas (G-Unit, Olivia & Chris Lightly Diss Feat. Cyssero, Eastwood & Techniec)"
- "Put Me Under (G-Unit Diss)"
- "Quiet (Junior Mafia, Foxxy Brown & 50 Cent Diss Feat. Lil' Kim)"
- "Red Bandana (G-Unit Diss)"
- "Shake (G-Unit Diss)"
- "Sound Scan (Lloyd Banks & G-Unit Diss)"
- "Spanglish (50 Cent Diss)"
- "Stop Talkin' To The Cops (50 Cent & G-Unit Diss Feat. Techniec)"
- "Street Muzik (G-Unit Diss Feat. Sheek Louch)"
- "Swallow That Slug (G-Unit Diss Feat. Charli Baltimore)"
- "Taped Conversation (Remix: 50 Cent Diss Feat. Young Buck)"
- "Testify (50 Cent Diss Feat. Techniec & Charli Baltimore)"
- "Uncle Otis (Jay-Z, Kreyshawn, Big Sean, Amber Rose, Marc Anthony & 50 Cent Diss)"
- "We Are The Champions (50 Cent & G-Unit Diss)"
- "Why U Smell Like Dat? (G-Unit Diss Feat. Cyssero, Techniec & Eastwood)"
- Young Buck
- "Do It For Ya" (50 Cent Diss)
- "Dead Wrong" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Finish What You Start" (50 Cent Diss)
- "Happy New Year" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Honorable Discharge" (50 Cent Diss)
- "Hood Documentary" (50 Cent Diss)
- "I'm Out Here" (G-Unit Diss)
- "It's Not OK" (50 Cent Diss)
- "Laugh Now, Cry Later" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Move On" (G-Unit Diss)
- "My Interview" (50 Cent Diss)
- "My Whole Life" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Nuthin's Gonna Stop Me" (50 Cent Diss)
- "Prepare For War" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Pullin Me Back" (G-Unit Warning)
- "Shit Head" (50 Cent Diss)
- "Soon or Later" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Steroidz" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Taped Conversation" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Teach Em' Bout Playin'" (G-Unit Diss)
- "Terminate On Sight" (G-Unit Diss)
- "There Will Be Blood" (G-Unit Diss)
- "What Did Y'all Do" (50 Cent Diss) (Feat. C-Bo, & Brotha Lynch Hung)
- Reid, Shaheem (February 28, 2005). 50 Drops Game from G-Unit; Shots Fired at Radio Station. MTV. Accessed June 2, 2007.
- Hope, Clover (March 2, 2005). 50 Cent Cancels New York Appearance amid Shooting Inquiry. AllHipHop. Accessed July 20, 2007.
- Fresh, Remmie (March 9, 2005). The Game and 50 Hold Press Conference Today to End Dispute. AllHipHop. Accessed July 20, 2007.
- Rodriguez, Jayson (March 1, 2005). Update: Man Shot Not with 50 Cent; Violator Offices Shot Up. AllHipHop. Accessed July 20, 2007.
- Williams, Houston (May 9, 2005). Game: Winds of Change. AllHipHop. Accessed July 20, 2007.
- Rodriguez, Jason (June 6, 2005). The Game Taunts 50 Cent, Jay-Z Returns at Hot 97’s Summer Jam. AllHipHop. Accessed July 20, 2007.
- A-Plus (August 5, 2005). "50 Strikes Back in "Piggy Bank" Video". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved January 29, 2007.
- Reid, Shaheem (July 10, 2006). Mixtape Monday: 50 Cent Strips Down The Game. MTV. Accessed June 15, 2007.
- Petipas, Jolene (August 1, 2006). Update: The Game Officially Leaves Aftermath. SOHH. Accessed June 9, 2007.
- Chery, Carl (February 3, 2006). The Game takes on Spider Loc, 50 Cent strikes back, SOHH. Accessed July 23, 2007.
- Fresh, Remmie (September 30, 2006). The Game Extends Peace Treaty to 50 Cent, Allhiphop, Accessed June 23, 2007
- Audio of the conversation on Power 106 URL The Black Wall Street Forum. The Black Wall Street. Accessed October 11, 2006
- Before Hell Freezes Over: Busta Talks New Ish Featuring 50 Cent and The Game, Speaks on Beef. SOHH (February 21, 2007). Accessed August 18, 2007.
- Tony Yayo alleged attack on Lil’ Henchman
- Alleged Tony Yayo incident
- 50 Cent speaks about The Game
- Carl Chery (March 26, 2007). SOHH Exclusive: Young Buck Squashes Beef With Game, "I Chose To Have A Conversation With Him Cause 50 Cent Won't". SOHH. Accessed August 18, 2007.
- Young Buck confirms that the Beef With The Game is Still On
- The Game Does Coastal Remixes Of 'Pain', Preps Mixtape With Young Buck
- DJ Skee (August 1, 2008) The Game ft. Lil Wayne "My Life" Music Video OFFICIAL BTS Skee.TV **LAX YouTube. Accessed July 6, 2009.
- The Game Teams Up With Young Buck For New Mixtape
- 50 Cent Disses Lil Wayne And The Game
- Game Responds To 50 Cent Diss Record, Promises Counter-Track
- Game and 50 Cent to Rekindle Their Rap Feud?
- "The Game Beats Up 40 Glocc". Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- "40 Glocc Sues Game". Retrieved October 29, 2012.
- "Game Responds To 50 Cent's "My Life" Diss, Contemplates "300 Bars & Runnin'" Sequel". HipHop DX. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- "50 Cent Says French Montana Sold Out DJ Khaled, Says He Has "No Malice" Towards Game". HipHop DX. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
- "50 Cent Responds To Game's G-Unit Petition, Remains Adamant Reunion Won't Happen". Retrieved 1 February 2013.