Dr. Dre intervenes, says lyrics weren’t directed at Compton MC.In the wake of a recent radio freestyle session by Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek and Chris of the Young Gunz, the Game said he felt disrespected and had to defend himself.
So on Thursday in London, he called them out during a concert: “Memph Bleek can suck my … / Beanie Sigel can suck my … / Jay-Z can suck my … / Roc-A-Fella can suck my …”
On Friday night, the Game called in to Los Angeles radio station Power 106 and explained to DJ Felli Fel that he’d been getting a stream of pages and e-mails while on tour telling him members of the Roc were dissing him on New York and Philadelphia radio stations. The Game also said he had mixed emotions about Jay-Z throwing insults his way.
On the one hand, he was hurt because Jay is one of the artists he’s looked up to and even studied. Game said he was confused because he didn’t think he did anything to warrant a beef on wax with Hov. “Respect goes out the window when you are continuously slapped in the face,” he lamented.
On the other hand, Game opined it was “big” for Jay to come out of retirement and shoot some words his way — albeit disparaging words — and that a battle could possibly help his career.
Game also divulged to Felli Fel that since his tirade onstage in England, Dr. Dre called him personally to say he’d talked to Jigga and that Jigga insisted he was not dissing Game with lines like “You saying my name to entertain your crew/ I ain’t playing no games, sh–, the game’s through/ You can get it broad day on Broadway while ‘TRL’ taping/ You playing a game you know you can’t win/ Quit playing them childish games with grown men”
Jay went on Hot 97 Wednesday afternoon and said his lyrics were directed toward no one in particular. Despite the denials, Game said deep in his heart he felt dissed. He ended the conversation with Felli optimistically, saying he would soon talk to Jay himself and hopefully hash everything out.
The Compton MC said although he’s eager to settle with Hov, he may have some words in store for Memphis Bleek and the Young Gunz. Bleek had previously challenged Game to a battle. The thuggish Aftermath chain-wearer accepted Memphis’ challenge and offered to put up $50,000 of his own money as part of the prize.