The Game is certainly one of the most established rappers in the world of hip-hop. He is highly successful but it wasn’t always that way for the rapper as he worked hard to bring himself up from poverty. He also made an interesting claim recently.
On the other hand, 50 Cent is certainly one of the most influential names in the hip-hop world. His brand value is a lot, as he has his name in many mediums outside of just music.
Fans are well aware of the ongoing beef between The Game and 50 Cent, as it has been going on for the past 17 years. The Game wanted to face 50 Cent in a Verzuz but that has not materialized yet.
While speaking on Matt Barnes’ and Stephen Jackson’s All The Smoke podcast, The Game recalled the heights of his beef with 50 and G-Unit. He claimed that 50 Cent and Jimmy Iovine paid him 7-figures to stop calling G-Unit, ‘G-Unot.’
“Lotta people don’t know this,” he began. “50 and Jimmy Iovine gave me a million dollars to stop saying G-Unot. They wrote me a check, they bought it. I had to trademark the G-Unot. And you remember when I was going around with the rat and doing all that shit, that shit hurt – killed G-Unit!”
He added, “You stopped seeing the candy cane tank tops and all that shit. All that, the whole G-Unit/Mark Ecko, the shoes, that shit died. That shit was a hot commodity at once, G-Unit clothing. N-ggas was wearing the sweats, headbands, the masks, everything. That shit died, bro. So they had to pay me. I should have asked for more but them n-ggas gave me a million. But I’m a hood n-gga, a million dollars to stop saying this word?! Where the check? They wrote the check and I stopped saying it.”
The origins of G-Unot date back to Game’s performance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert in 2005. Things carried on from there and by the looks of it, it is unlikely to end anytime soon. We’ll have to see who will throw the next shot in their beef.
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