The feud between The Game and 50 Cent appears to be never-ending. The Game recently told 50 that his “career died with them tank tops,” and then added that he “can’t rap.” Mutual vendettas have been going on since the mid-aughts, and now Tony Yayo is revealing where it all started.
Tony Yayo alleged in a recent interview that The Game’s conflict with 50 Cent sprang from Jimmy Henchman’s attitude toward Chris Lighty. Yayo said in a new interview with VladTV that the rivalry between Game and 50 was sparked by a feud between Jimmy Henchman, the former CEO of the rap management firm Czar, and Chris Lighty, the co-founder of the record label and management firm Violator.
Jimmy Henchman never liked Chris Lighty. It was always jealousy. Chris Lighty always had hate from people. To the point where Henchman moved on the same block. When you’re in a group, man, it’s egos. Motherf*ckers is from the hood. N****s ain’t got no money. No financial experience, nothing… It’s egos. For Game, I heard the songs co-written by 50… and it was fire.
In the rap industry, Henchman and Lighty were both extremely powerful people. The Game, Gucci Mane, Salt-n-Peppa, and Akon were all represented by Henchman’s Czar. Meanwhile, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Nas, and A Tribe Called Quest were on Lighty’s roster.
According to Yayo, the two East Coast power players soon developed a rivalry. This strain, according to Yayo, flowed into 50 Cent and Game’s relationship. He then went on to talk about the tense dynamics within G-Unit, which 50 Cent threw out The Game from. Finally, Yayo stated that the beef harmed a beneficial connection.
We’ll have to see if this rap beef is ever squashed. At this point it has stood the test of time in a lot of ways. Odds are fans need to get used to this one.
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