As long as he has been in the public eye, Game has had issues with Jay-Z. He has been known to say negative things about Jay-Z, then rephrase his comments. There have been plenty of situations where Game has done this. Every time this happens, he makes sure that he ends up not really dissing Jay-Z. The most memorable time that this happened was in May 2007 when “My Bitch” was leaked to the internet.
However, in the time since the release of “My Bitch,” Game began to speak of Jay-Z in a positive manner. At times, Jay-Z has even praised Game. There had been a point where he deemed the Compton rapper as the future of hip hop. During this time, Game professed his undying respect and admiration for Jay-Z.
It would only be months after these series of events that Game first called out Jay-Z. When Game made the statements, hip hop media gave him a chance to rephrase his statements. This time, though, Game was not going to change what he said. With his The R.E.D. Album then expected to be released later in the year, Game wanted to challenge Jay-Z.
Throughout the summer of 2009, Game released a series of disses that were aimed towards Jay-Z. He, along with the rest of the hip hop community, had expected a big response. That big response never came and Game ended up looking dumb. The closest that Jay-Z ever came to responding was his announcement that he was refusing to feud with Game. That was said on his song, “What We Talkin’ About.”
Now, with the recent turn of events, Game’s arch rival, 50 Cent has begun feuding with Jay-Z. Last month, Game spoke on their feud. In the end, he sided with Jay-Z. He also said that he was grateful because of the fact that Jay-Z had never responded to him. Game said that if he had not been ignored by Jay-Z, he would have seen his career being ended. With all of that behind him, Game has finally offered an apology to Jay-Z.
Game is set to release The R.E.D. Album on February 16, 2010 on Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album will also be promoted by Game’s own Black Wall Street label and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment.