The Game Reveals Real Reason Behind Eminem Diss Track: 'It's Not Personal'

The Game Reveals Real Reason Behind Eminem Diss Track: 'It's Not Personal'

The Game has declared war on Eminem, but it is not personal. Last month, the Compton rapper released "The Black Slim Shady," a 10-minute diss track in which he took jabs at the Detroit artist.

Game discussed his one-sided battle with Slim Shady and why he decided to go after him in an interview with the Rap Radar podcast.
“Just because nobody does. But as far as it being personal, it’s not personal,” he said before showing love to Em. “I came up on Em too. I remember the first time that ‘My Name Is’ came out. I was, like, whoaed by it. I felt the same feeling when I heard that, that I felt when I heard ‘Juicy’ from [Notorious B.I.G.] the first time."

The Game maintains that he had no problems with Eminem, with whom he collaborated on 2005's "We Ain't." Their friendship, however, took a turn when Em appeared to side with 50 during their dispute.

“I always f**ked with Em, and then, you know, the whole Aftermath and the Shady thing and he was on The Documentary,” he explained. “I think me and 50’s fallout kind of made him choose a side and he wasn’t doing that shit that I did. He was like, ‘I’m going with 50. F**k you ni**as.'”

“I had some emotions, a little bit, about Super Bowl shit and all of that. And that’s like Dre’s boy, and Dre don’t rap. So it’s like, if I wanted to have a conversation with Dre or I’m mad at Dre, let me poke shots at Eminem,” he said. “And 50 can’t out-rap me, so he’s doing his TV thing and more power to him, the shows are great. But as far as rap shit, I got that locked. So the only person I could rap with, or try to poke the bear and see if he really want to go there, is Em.”

Game claims that his goal was to add some energy into hip-hop. “But I just felt like hip-hop gotta be interesting. These ni**as these days are so goddamn boring, or every time somebody want to beef, somebody gotta die or some shit.”

Any "argument" remains fully on the record.  “With Em, it was not a personal thing. I did it with Hov when I was younger,” he said. “Sometimes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s just hip-hop and you can leave it at that. If I see Em, I’m not fighting Eminem. Lyrically, outside maybe Em or Kendrick or Cole or some of this super lyrical ni**as, I don’t think nobody can lyrically go at me.”

Game's emotions for Eminem have shifted. He announced himself to be a better rapper than the "Rap God" in March. "I used to believe that Eminem was better than me. "He's not," he stated in an interview with "Drink Champs."

However, he put Em fourth among the top ten best rappers living in 2021, ahead of Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Drake.