News: Jay-Z Drops Controversial Freestyle, The Game Responds [Video]
Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 8:42PM
Jay-Z recently performed a freestyle in Las Vegas which has reportedly struck a cord with The Game who, in return, has responded to allegations of it being a subliminal diss.
While it is not yet confirmed whether Game is directly referenced or used as a metaphor, Jay does, however, name drop past associates Jaz-O, Jim Jones and Damon Dash.
"For what people be talking about all the time," Jay raps on-stage. "Are we talking about fiction or are we talking about fact/You talking about fiction, hold up, pardon my back/I'm talking about life and all I hear is/Oh yeah he's talking about cripe/I ain't talking about profit, I'm talking about pain/Talking about the city, talking about shame/I ain't talkin' about gossip, I ain't talkin' 'bout Game/I ain't talkin' about Jimmy, I ain't talkin' about Dame/I'm talkin' about real sh*t, this here is pain/Whatcha talkin' about, I don't know what y'all saying/Dudes keep talkin' about/'Hov take it back'/I'm doing better than before, why would I do that...People trying to re-write history let's talk about that/Dame made millions, even Jaz made some scraps/He could have made more but he ain't sign his contract." (YouTube)
The Game resorted to Twitter and attempted to display his reaction and initial confusion.
"DO YALL THINK JAY-Z IS DISSIN ME ?," he wrote. "YALL LISTEN & TELL ME WHAT YALL THINK ?!?!? & THEN WE CAN DECIDE HIS FATE !!! AIGHT SO, AFTER ABOUT 10,000 RESPONSES.. THE RESULTS READ THAT HE AINT DISSIN ME. & AS BAD AS I WANT TO RESPOND TO HIS OLD AZZ, HE CAN SLIDE" (The Game's Twitter)
Game is known for calling out Jay in past songs including "My B*tch" which subliminally addressed Jigga, 50 Cent and Suge Knight.
"From the projects hustled all day," he rapped in the unreleased song. "N*ggas called her Sophie from around the way/Used to play hard to get, so they thought she was gay/Booshie b*tch who ever thought she was raised in BK/Moved out the hood, changed her name to Jay/Told everybody she'll be working with Amil one day/I was introduced to her back in '96/She had a wavy haircut and some big a** lips/At first she was hard to hit, come to find out the last ten years she been sucking B.I.G. d*ck/Got a family now, a house made of bricks/Four grown a** kids and ain't none of them sh*t/She still my b*tch so I stayed around/But she always tryin' Dash when Dame's around/She tryin' play The Game, but I got the b*tch number/She said she won't, but she'll be back next summer." ("My B*tch")
Despite saying he does not diss legends in past interviews, Game spoke on why he avoided a rap beef with Jay last summer.
"[I'm] too disrespectful for Jay, I go too hard," Game said in an interview. "His beef is mediocre beef, it's more swag and less hardcore. Me, I go in on your grandma, your kids and your girl. It will get ugly and I don't mind. I have a whole coast to back me. My coast will turn their backs on whoever I turn my back on." (104.7 Kiss)
Check out Jay-Z's freestyle below: