The Game and Star have reignited a feud that has gone on for more than a decade, thanks to new comments that the controversial “Everyday Struggle” host made about the Compton MC.
During a recent episode of the Complex series, Star questioned whether Game was a lyrical rapper and whether he passed Kendrick Lamar “the torch.” “Game had lyrics?” he asked. “Game had rhyme quotables? Look me in my face. Are you serious? Give me a Game rhyme quotable…Game ran around with a big-ass N.W.A tattoo, perpetrating a fraud. I’m being objective. This is not no sucka shit comin’ at him.”
After watching the segment during an interview with 16 Bars TV, Chuck responded. “Everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” he said. “If he don’t feel like I passed anybody the torch or I don’t have any quotables or I never had lyrics, that’s his opinion. As far as him saying it on a show with cameras and far away from Game’s face is another thing. He wouldn’t say that in my face, because I would probably break his jaw in a hundred million places and I’m on probation.
“People know that I’m on papers, and that if I do something to them, I’m gonna go to jail,” he added. “This is the time, now to attack Game and provoke Game. But you’re not gonna do that. I got, like, probably another year and a half on probation. Then, I can whoop your ass and get back on probation, and I won’t be able to go to jail for that. Just give me a little time and keep on talking, disrespecting Game’s name, and we’re gonna get back to what Game do.”
Game’s manager, Wack 100, then grabbed the microphone and made his status clear: “I’m not on probation.”
All of this stems from an on-air feud between Star and DJ Envy of “The Breakfast Club.” In 2006, Star threatened Envy’s wife and children, as well as “threatened to find and sexually abuse his daughter,” according to The New York Times. He went on to say that he would pay $500 to anybody who told him where Envy’s daughter attended school. Star was fired from his job at Power 105 over the comments and arrested.
A decade later, Envy thanked Game for sticking up for him at the time. “Who was the dude on the radio out here? I told him, I was like, ‘I’ll break your jaw, dude.’ I’m still gonna break his jaw when I see him,” he added. “I never seen him since then. But I got you. We was fathers at that time, really on our parent stuff. Dude was talking, and Envy’s baby girl and all of that. I ain’t like it. When I don’t like stuff in hip-hop, I address it.”
Star sued “The Breakfast Club” for $10 million over the interview, as per TMZ. According to VIBE, he also addressed the situation in a video blog. “Game is really small potatoes,” he said at the time. “The issue here is Clear Channel or iHeartMedia and Revolt promoting threats on my life by way of their platform.”
At the time, Star said Game was upset with him over a previous interview rejection. “I passed on letting Game come on my show, and that’s what Game’s tight about,” he said. “The fact the hater, Star, rejected him. I wasn’t so much that 50 and I were cool, but I just felt the Game was a fuckin’ hothead.”