G-Unot campaign may very well be over. That is, if 50 Cent accepts the Game’s
request that the two once-affiliated rappers end their ongoing beef.
During an interview
in New York yesterday (Sept. 29) with Hot 97 radio personality Angie Martinez,
the Game extended an olive branch to his bitter rival, repeatedly urging 50 Cent
to call into the station. The
Compton-bred rapper also insisted he was sincere and said he hoped to find a resolution
with 50 Cent, who played an active role on his debut album The Documentary.
want] just to talk and just to see where our heads are and see if maybe we can
come to an even playing field — respectfully to each other," said the Game.
"[I want to] see if we can figure it out [as] grown-ups." In
February 2005, a man affiliated with the Game was shot in front of Hot 97′s Manhattan
office building minutes after 50 Cent publicly kicked his West Coast counterpart
out of G-Unit during an on-air interview. The
pair would later reconcile at a highly-publicized press conference, but the Game
claimed the two weren’t mentally prepared for it. "We
weren’t ready to do that. You can’t force us to do anything," he told Martinez.
"I don’t think that either of us was ready to get on that stage." Game
further likened the failed resolution to removing a steak out of an oven before
it is done cooking. "You
bit into [the steak] and it wasn’t ready because it wasn’t done," he philosophized.
"We were just coerced into that situation. At the end of the day, we are
all getting money and it should be good. Its Hip-Hop, it’s a competition."
Game sought to end his most salacious beef, he noted that his other rap rivals
won’t be so fortunate. "Y’all
ain’t off the hook. I don’t want everybody to think that it’s all good,"
he said, alluding to his recent altercation with rapper Ras Kass. "Tomorrow,
nothing is promised and that statement is bigger than Hip-Hop." Additionally,
Game re-confirmed that neither Dr. Dre, nor his beats, will appear on his sophomore
opus, The Doctor’s Advocate, due in stores on Nov. 14. Game
stated, however, that he still has a good relationship with his mentor. "Dre
is not on the album. No Dre involvement on this album," he said. "If
you looking to buy my album just because Dre did a beat or two, leave it on the
shelf. This album is executive-produced by the Game. Dre took me from the ‘hood
and gave me an opportunity so I’m always going to pay him that respect."