The Game got involved in a lot of controversies lately. He chastised Rolling Stone for omitting The Documentary from their new ranking of the finest rap albums of all time. He’s maintained his battle with 50 Cent, claiming that the rapper “can’t rap” and that he was given $1 million to stop shouting “G-Unot.”
The Game is now now venting his grievances with the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. He recently sat down for an interview with Brandon Marshall on I Am Athlete. The Game expressed his dissatisfaction at being left out of the show, which featured several of his contemporaries, including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent.
I was hurt by that. The real reason I wasn’t on the Super Bowl is because I’m not a ‘safe’ artist. You don’t know what the Game gon’ do when he get up there. So, it’s just like, ‘He not safe,’ so they went with the safe artists.
We, on the West Coast, are the only motherfuckers who have this crab-in-a-barrel mentality, where we wanna keep n—-s down… Snoop Dogg is icon. Dre is icon. Em is an icon, but Em is not from L.A. 50 is not from L.A. I’m not taking away from the fact that they were on the Super Bowl, but L.A. [artists] wouldn’t have been in the Detroit Super Bowl or New York Super Bowl. It just wouldn’t have happened… L.A., L.A., L.A. all around the Super Bowl and I didn’t get the call.
The rapper went on to speculate about why he wasn’t invited. The Game also stated that while the performance was a tribute to West Coast rap, it didn’t make sense that he wasn’t involved while other musicians were. Game, on the other hand, hasn’t been too put off by his exclusion.
The Game rose to popularity as an artist in the 2000s, credited with reintroducing the West Coast hip-hop genre to the mainstream. The rapper will release Drillmatic, a new 30-song album on July 1. For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.
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