Game has never been a stranger to beef—no rapper who has ever been associated with G-Unit is—throughout his years in the hip-hop world, and he hasn't been shying away from controversy recently, either. Whether it was his personal problems with his fiancé, his long-running feud with 40 Glocc or his seemingly random dive into the Tyga/Lil Durk beef—not to mention his predictable reaction to the G-Unit reunion—Game has been in the headlines full force in the past few months. With a new label deal, his charity work and a slew of new projects on the way, Game is firmly back in the public eye. Here are 12 of his most controversial incidents over the past few months.
Ed. Note: This story has been updated as of May 6, 2015.
Ed. Note: This story has been updated as of May 6, 2015.
The Game Vs The WorldThe Game calls himself the “Black Marshall Mathers” and goes off on everyone in the industry on his newest single "Bigger Than Me.” He comes at the XXL Freshman 2014 class, calling them soft, disses Frank Ocean, Spawn (a comic book vigilante) and pretty much the new generation of hip-hop.
The Game Vs His FianceeGame was reportedly being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department for allegedly beating up his fiancé, Tiffney Cambridge. Cambridge filed a police report following a March 19 incident where she claims he attacked her during a heated argument. As a result of the alleged attack, Cambridge was said to have suffered an injured eye socket and broken nose. Cambridge successfully obtained a restraining order against the rapper, who has openly denied the allegations, saying he “never laid a hand on her.” In his open letter, Game criticized Cambridge for refusing any visitation with his kids.
The Game Vs 40 GloccThe beef between Game and 40 Glocc is well documented and it seems to have re-ignited recently over the Internet. Multiple pictures were uploaded to 40 Glocc’s Instragram account that taunted his Compton nemesis. When XXL interviewed 40 Glocc, he said that he doesn't see his beef with Game ending any time soon. Game has stated that he was acting in self-defense in his infamous 2012 fight against 40 Glocc after 40 pulled a gun on him.
The Game Vs. Donald SterlingAfter the recent Donald Sterling scandal, Game started a campaign to boycott the Clippers’ games while the L.A. franchise was in a playoff series against the Golden State Warriors last year. Dubbing his ploy the #EMPTYSEATCAMPAIN, Game asked all fans to refrain from attending the remaining home games.
The Game Vs L.A.'s SupperclubThings escalated rather quickly outside of the Los Angeles club Supperclub when mutual acquaintances of T.I. and Game got in a physical altercation with the club’s security. A group of men associated with the two rappers were denied entrance to the club and began arguing with security outside. One thing led to another and a member of the crew threw a punch at one of the security guards, which you can clearly hear in the fight video below. The L.A. nightclub issued an official statement removing both T.I. and Game from any involvement of the incident.
The Game Vs Lil Durk and G-Count Of the L.E.P. Bogus BoysThe tensions between Tyga and Lil Durk reached their peak when T-Rawww went ahead and released “ChiRaq to LA” featuring The Game. Game goes after 40 Glocc (again) but also puts his focus on Lil Durk. Surprisingly , fellow Chicago native sided with Game and Tyga, even retweeting it on social networks. However, G Count of the L.E.P. Bogus Boys didn't like that and jumped on Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb's “Chiraq” beat and responded to Tyga and Game’s record to denounce Game. T.I. would later step in and play a major role in squashing the beef between Game and the L.E.P. Bogus Boys after the two traded shots, getting on the phone with both Game and G Count in hopes of putting an end to the beef after they each dropped their respective tracks. Later, Durk and Game encountered each other in an L.A. club and, after residual tension, squashed their beef.
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The Game Vs the LAPDGame voiced his opinion in regards to the LAPD and Club Lure, calling them racists. Game said the LAPD and Lure have joined forces to ban black people, athletes and minorities from getting into their club. Later after calling out the LAPD and Club Lure, Game settled the dispute saying that they settled the issues privately. However, he did go on to say that the Hollywood division of the LAPD were threatening club owners and promoters with closing clubs if black entertainers or athletes were allowed inside.
2011 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
The Game Vs Gucci ManeSeemingly out of nowhere, The Game was the target of a diss from Gucci Mane. Why Gucci Mane is coming at Game is a mystery, but the imprisoned rapper’s team decided to leak this track on to the Internet.
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The Game Vs Kevin DurantGame bet KD $20,000 and a spot on his basketball team that he could make an NBA-range three-point shot. With NBA players and rappers like James Harden, DeMar DeRozan and Drake looking on, Game nailed the shot and won the bet. The $20,000 is being donated to a youth league team in southern California. However, Kevin Durant is denying that he wagered on the rapper’s shooting skills and no check is on the way. Game went on his Instagram to call out KD for being a “sore loser.”
2004 BET Awards - Arrivals
The Game Vs. G-Unit... AgainAt this point it's getting comical, but last August the West Coast MC took issue with G-Unit's comeback EP and fired at them on stage, saying, "Fuck G-Unit, they can suck my dick!"
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The Game Vs. a CopThis one escalated quickly; in late March, Game punched a man during a basketball game, earning a battery charge for his efforts. But the following day after video emerged suggesting that the man was a cop, more details spilled out, including that the police officer who was punched had allegedly threatened to get his gun from his bag to use against the rapper. A lawsuit inevitably followed the next month.
The Game Vs. Young ThugYoung Thug's issues with Lil Wayne are well-documented at this point, but that didn't stop The Game from wading in in defense of his longtime collaborator Weezy. "Anybody fuckin’ with Tune got a problem with me," Game said at a show last night. "I will fuck Young Thug up, on piru, nigga!" Later he added, “I dare a pussy nigga to walk through California and say ‘fuck Wayne.’ I’ma do a nigga like I did 40 Glocc... I will fuck Young Thug up.” Later, Thugger responded on Instagram with, “So you used to be a Crip now you a Blood, so I don’t want no smoke with you, you got Blood and Crips on your team. And you was a male stripper once before so I don’t want to fight you. I dont want no germs.”
The saga continues.