Game was up early for his appearance on L.A.’s “KTLA Morning News” to promote his episode of “Behind the Music,” which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on VH1. The Compton MC weighed in on the East Coast vs. West Coast feuds of the past and revisited his beef with 50 Cent.
“I like to look at Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace as more like apostles to hip-hop,” said Game. “After their untimely demises, hip-hop kinda expanded and now it’s huge today.”
He recalled his own highly-publicized battle with 50. “It lasted a year or two and it took up a lot of my time and frustrated me and a lot of people, so I kinda phased that out as I started working on my third album.”
When asked why his beef didn’t end in tragedy like 2Pac and Biggie, he replied, “I think that I was a little bit more wise. I’m from Los Angeles and I just didn’t fall astray to that trap.”
Game is currently working on his fifth album F.I.V.E.: Fear Is Victory’s Evolution. “It’s the last album on my contract for Interscope, so they have an option to re-up or I have the option to go off and get $10, 20 million from whoever.”