Fiery West Coast rapper Game has been declaring war against fellow emcee Jay-Z for years now, most recently going in on the iconic emcee with his diss track “Uncle Otis.” And although Game recently opened up about the origins of his (one-sided) battle with Jay-Z, Game is now spilling more details about what exactly started the feud.
Game previously revealed that his beef with Jay-Z began after an initial encounter with the emcee left him soured to the man he once admired. But in a clip from the upcoming three-part Web series The Next 48 Hours With The Game, the R.E.D. Album emcee spoke with radio personality Big Boy and revealed that upon meeting Hov, he asked him a question that was met with a less-than-kind answer.
“I met Jay-Z a long time ago in the 40/40 Club and he seemed like a cool dude and I asked him something — ‘How do you stay relevant?’ — and I ain’t really like his answer. So ever since then I just kinda take shots here and shot there,” Game said.
Continuing to press Game for more details about that night, Big Boy asked Game what Jay-Z said to him that sparked what has become a 7-year-old feud. Game, remaining hesitant to share more details on air, told Big Boy, “I’ll tell you off air, anybody else who wants to know, just follow me on Twitter and ask me.”
However, after being asked to write Hov’s response down on paper, Game readily revealed the offensive answer.
As revealed by Big Boy, the paper read, “Most of you new rappers won’t last long anyway, maybe you should think of another lane.”
If it is true, Jay-Z’s words for the then up-and-comer were clearly far from kind and respectful. And, besides the obvious benefits of a high-profile feud, it’s understandable why their would be such “bad blood” between the two, but considering that Jay-Z rarely responds to Game’s attacks, perhaps it’s time to let bygones be bygones. Then again, what are the chances of that actually happening? –nicholas robinson