The Game recently opened up about his feelings of remorse regarding his controversial remarks about Kanye West and Dr. Dre. During a candid conversation on Amazon Music's Bars and Nuggets podcast, he candidly admitted that he had been under the influence of alcohol during the notorious Drink Champs interview. Reflecting on that moment, he acknowledged that his words may have been fueled by his inebriation.
“So basically I was hollering at N.O.R.E. and them a little inebriated,” he explained in the interview. “And I said some things that I meant. I’m not gon’ take it back—I ain’t no sucker. But having Dre do anything for your project, anything in your career, touch any part of anything you’re doing in life is such a blessing that I shall not ever s**t on that again.”
The Game went on to express that he hasn't had any communication with Dr. Dre since the incident. He emphasized that the prospect of reconnecting with Dre is not a priority for him, as he is proud of his Compton and L.A. roots, staying true to his principles. “And I haven’t talked to Dre since. And it don’t really matter if we talk again in life,” he continued. “Like, I’m a standup Compton, L.A. n***a and it is what it is. I said what I said, I’m not going back on it. It’s just that I should have actually gave him more grace for what he did do and that was actually mentoring me and doing things that nobody could have done for me in my career.”
“When I was talking on there, I was speaking in terms of what Ye was doing right at that moment which was life-changing for me in that moment last year,” he added. “And then I based it on Dre’s lack thereof because I took the business part personal and I should have left it business. But Dre is Dre, bro. We all know what Dr. Dre do.”
Expanding on his initial remarks, The Game clarified that his comments were centered around Kanye West's impactful actions during that particular period. He acknowledged the life-changing impact of Ye's involvement in his life at that time. Nevertheless, he admitted that he may have unfairly compared Dre's contributions to the business aspect, which he took personally. In retrospect, he acknowledges that he should have kept it strictly business-oriented. After all, Dr. Dre is an icon in his own right, renowned for his immense talent and accomplishments.
The Game expressed genuine remorse for any offense caused by his comments about Dr. Dre and recognized the importance of giving credit where it is due. He shared his gratitude for Dre's mentorship and the extraordinary things he did for him throughout his career.