By the spring of 2008, Young Buck’s role in G-Unit had noticeably diminished. He had appeared with less frequency on the crew’s mixtapes and was completely absent from their latest release, Return of the Body Snatchers, which dropped in February 2008. Just like it happened with Game, Buck’s abrupt exit came after he spoke openly about the group’s inner workings in an interview with XXL for the magazine's May '08 issue. On April 7, just weeks after the interview was published, 50 officially booted Young Buck from G-Unit live on the air, telling Hot 97’s morning show hosts, DJ Envy, Miss Jones and Michael Shawn: "You can take this as official notice." Then he dropped Buck from the crew.