Days after a leaked version of his song "My Life" surfaced on the Internet, The Game is setting the record straight over speculation on whether or not he dissed fellow rapper Eminem and Proof.
"My Life" is one of the songs featured on the Compton, California rappers forthcoming album L.A.X.
Since the songs release, talk has centered on a portion of track, which features Lil Wayne, where The Game rhymes: "You see them 24s spinning, I earned em/and all the pictures of me and Em/I burned them/ So there ain't no proof I walked through 8 Mile/ And so since it ain't no Proof, I'll never walk through 8 Mile.
Although some believe, the rappers remarks were aimed at Eminem and possibly Proof, The Game is quick to say "My Lifes" real meaning has nothing to do with disrespecting anyone mentioned in the song.
"When I originally wrote the song My Life, I was trying to think back on events that affected my life and how they changed me," The Game told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement, citing Dr. Dre, Eminem and Proof among those he met when he first got signed to Aftermath and G-Unit Records.
"But it was Proof whom the Game bonded with most. I always identified with Proof. We were always cool and he would reach out to me when ever I was going through something," The Game told AllHipHop.com of his relationship with the deceased Detroit rapper, who was shot and killed on April 11.
"I remember when Proof died vividly and now every time I think about going to Detroit I get depressed, The Game said. That is what I was trying to say in that verse and the more I looked at I realized that people would take it the wrong way the way they are taking it now that it leaked."
Despite efforts to make changes to the song and take out the questionable verse "so that this bulls**t wouldnt happen," the Game couldnt escape the fallout over what he recorded.
Nevertheless, fans will get a different version of "My Life" when L.A.X. is released. The rapper and Lil Wayne recently finished shooting a video for the song.
"For the record, this is not the version on my album, this is not the version that radio will get and this is not the version that I just shot the video to," The Game told AllHipHop.com, acknowledging those who may have been negatively impacted by "My Life."
"Furthermore, I apologize to anyone who took this the wrong way as that was never my intention," The Game said.
The Games L.A.X. is slated to hit stores on Aug. 26.