Game Comments On His Past Beef With Jay-Z, Knows That He Has The Rapper's Respect
Game says Jay-Z respects him "as a lyricist," speaks on being one of few artists to have a successful career after dissing Jay-Z.
Now that Game’s beef with fellow rapper Jay-Z seems to have fizzled out, the West Coast emcee is finally commenting on his past feud with the Hip Hop Titan. In an exclusive interview with Vibe.com, Game spoke on being one of few artists to boast a successful career after dissing Jay-Z on a record and revealed that even the mother of his child believed that a beef with the Roc Nation head honcho would be a career ruiner.
“I’m probably one of the only cats that ever went straight at Jay-Z’s neck and still had a career after which was risky,” Game explained. “I remember even fighting…with the mother of my children cause she was a Jay-Z fan. She was like, ‘You don’t know what you’re doing. He’s gonna come back and we’re not gonna be able to survive.’ And I just wanted to be like, ‘What? This is crazy.’ But Jay and Beyonce are a powerful couple man. They’ll turn your whole family against you.”
Although Jay-Z has never fully responded to any of Game’s on wax disses, the Jesus Piece rapper believes that he is respected by Jay-Z as an artist.
“Jay never responded,” said Game. “Number one, he is smart and I think that he knows that I’m reckless and there’s nothing that I can’t say. But he has to be filtered because he’s more of a businessman and older and he’s doing all these business deals. So he can’t really go as reckless as I can, but once I go I’m going. Plus Jay, I think in his own right respects me as a lyricist. He doesn’t have to do a song with me, but I know that he listens and I know that he respects me cause he responds sometime.”
Game is currently preparing for the release of his fifth studio album, Jesus Piece, which is due out on December 11.