Rumors where circulating for a while, then about 2 weeks ago, Shawty Lo announced that he was officially signed to 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records. A lot of people didn’t understand why 50 would sign Lo, now 50 explains the reasoning behind putting the Bankhead rapper on the G-Unit roster.

As we all know, if you’re going to get any news out of 50 it will come from Twitter, and that’s what exactly Fif did, he took to Twitter this morning and explained the deal.

Announcement: I have a vision for the music business I worked on this idea for some time now its called 50′s new 50/50.

@thatsshawtylo Is the first to sign the deal. He is the head of his own label D4L records and is now being powered by G-unit. We provide a over head. For @thatsshwatylo co. After recouping promo a recording coast which is fairly low he splits all income from records 50/50 no 360 . @thatsshawtylo has signed the perfect deal for a hustler. Now watch his BANK HEAD GRIND PAY OFF.

@thatsshawtylo is signing new artist to D4L records hit him up get your music to him now. Who U no puts U on what U no determines if U stay.