4.25.2016

The Game Reveals Why Prince Collaboration Never Happened

The Game missed out on a chance to work with Prince. Over the weekend, after dropping his ode to the late icon with “Rest in Purple,” the Compton spitter revealed that he and the Purple One came close to collaborating.

“I wanted him to get on a song and he was down to do a song,” Game told TMZ. “He heard the song and there was one curse word in it. He was like, ‘Yo, I can’t get on that. It’s got a curse word in it.'”

But despite the opportunity to work with Prince, Game wasn’t willing to change his lyrics. “Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness and he cut out all that so we didn’t do the song because I needed that curse word,” he added. “I definitely needed it. I don’t even remember it but I just know that Prince wasn’t feeling it and I was and we laughed about it again when I saw him [at a later date].”

Prince died on Thursday (Apr. 21) of unknown causes. Since then, many have paid tribute to the Purple One, including Usher, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and Frank Ocean.

Watch Game share his Prince story below.