Over the course of his nearly-20-year career, Compton rapper The Game has been renowned, respected, and ridiculed for his charismatic storytelling, which can range from introspection on intimate moments between himself and his rap game associates to wild, borderline unbelievable tales of late-night shootouts with compatriots such as 50 Cent. Even more of the same is undoubtedly on the way when he appears on NORE’s Drink Champs podcast this week, which the cast’s Instagram page announced along with a teaser of one of the more outrageous moments to come.
In the teaser clip, Game asserts that Kanye West, with whom he recently collaborated on the song “Eazy,” famous for featuring Kanye’s line about beating up his ex’s new man, has done more for Game than Dr. Dre did in the Compton rapper’s whole career. This is, of course, after he spends at least part of the interview with a black balaclava and winter coat before overheating and removing both.
That said, the wild claim has Twitter buzzing, because even accounting for recency bias, there’s no way Game can truly believe that — his sophomore album is called Doctor’s Advocate, for crying out loud (even if it was released on Geffen after Game left Aftermath over his falling out with 50 Cent). Some have attributed the comment to Game’s supposed bitterness over being left off Dre’s recent Super Bowl halftime show performance, but he shot down that supposition early, saying, “I don’t feel no way about not being included.” Then again, Drink Champs has kind of become the go-to podcast for making over-the-top claims to promote new work — even for Game’s benefactor Kanye.
You can check out the clip, as well as some of the reactions to it, below.
The Game said Kanye did more for him in the last 2 weeks than Dre did for his entire career.
Shit like that is why Game wasn't a special guest at the Super Bowl. He can be mad at Dre, but everyone knows what Dre did for him outweighs what Kanye is doing for him currently. pic.twitter.com/aX79ginVHj
— Ruben || Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1_) March 1, 2022
The Game is going viral for down playing Dr. Dre's role in his career compared to his recent interactions with Kanye.
There's no loyalty within the music industry. It's really disgusting at the end of the day.
— Old Head Energy (@Cheamane) February 28, 2022
the game has become one of kanye's biggest d*ckriders and yes men in 2 weeks https://t.co/SpoiRSS6oZ
— Shady Times (@ShadyTimes) February 28, 2022
The Game said Kanye has done more for him in the Last two weeks than Dr Dre did for him his entire career. This motherfucka herrrh! Your whole career you mention Dre in 99% of yo songs and just because he didn’t put you in the super bowl line up you salty. Bruh what da Fwck!
— 59. bodegā (@naskilIa) February 28, 2022
I now understand why 50 kicked the Game out of G Unit as he comes always across as ungrateful and bipolar. Game is so salty that Dre never asked him to perform at the Super Bowl and him saying that Kanye did more in his career than Dre ever did is bullshit. He's such a clown. https://t.co/Dk5NDCZpwz
— Mani (@Blacknerd94) February 28, 2022
The Game is a weird individual. He's on Drink Champs dressed exactly like Kanye West. pic.twitter.com/IwNP52x6G7
— JUDAH (@JUDAHontheBEATS) February 28, 2022
Name dropping Dre has nothing to do with Dr. Dre actually helping him or mentoring him. Kanye from day 1 has been all over Game’s albums and still is, can’t say that about Dr.Dre https://t.co/U1qaMwta81
— Simmie (@SimmieGee) March 1, 2022