50 Cent’s beef with The Game ended up costing him big time.
The former G-Unit members have been feuding for years and there appears to be no end in sight. Now Game is making a shocking new revelation about their nearly two-decade-old beef.
In an interview with the “All the Smoke” podcast, Game claimed that 50 and former Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine paid him $1 million to stop using his “G-Unot” catchphrase.
“50 and Jimmy Iovine, they gave me a million dollars to stop saying G-Unot,” Game said. “They wrote me a check, they bought it. I had to trademark the G-Unot. And you remember when I was going around with the rat and doing all that sh*t, that sh*t hurt—killed G-Unit.”
Game says that his attacks on G-Unit were bad for business. “You stopped seeing the candy cane tank tops and all that sh*t,” he said. “The whole G-Unit/Mark Ecko, the shoes, all that sh*t died. That sh*t was a hot commodity at once, G-Unit clothing. Ni**as was wearing the sweats, headbands, the masks, everything.”
According to Game, the only way to make him stop was to buy the “G-Unot” trademark. “So they had to pay me. I should have asked for more but them ni**as gave me a million. But I’m a hood ni**a, a million dollars just to stop saying this word? Where’s the check? They wrote the check and I stopped saying it.”
Back in March, Game claimed that he ended 50’s rap career. “@50cent Last time you did this with me, G-Unit clothing got put in a casket wit the entire group & you went into television,” he told the “Power” producer.
Game, whose new album Drillmatic drops June 10, also continues his one-sided beef with Eminem. During the same interview, he once again proclaimed that he can outrap the “Rap God.”
“I don’t hear Eminem in the streets,” he said. “I’m not saying he can’t rap. The skillset is there. I’m just the better rapper. I just haven’t been given the light that he’s been given.”