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Game Paid Over $60k For This Prince Tribute

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West Coast rapper Game reportedly dropped racks and racks on his newly unveiled Prince painting this month.

According to reports, Game’s epic-looking tribute piece cost him at least $65,000.

Sources tell us Game hired artist Madsteez the day Prince died and asked him to create a tribute piece. We’re told Game dropped $65k on the artwork, which took Madsteez more than 100 hours to complete. The 8′ x 6′ portrait is a combination of oil, acrylic and spray paints — and, as of Sunday, has been hanging proudly in Game’s crib. (TMZ)

The hip-hop artist showed off his pricey artwork on Instagram this past weekend.

A few weeks ago, the rap veteran revealed why a Prince collabo fell through.

“I wanted him to get on a song and he was down to do the song, right, so we met at Doug Morris’ office at Universal a few years back and he heard the song and it was one curse word in it and he was like, ‘Yo, I can’t get on that. It’s got a curse word in it.’ … That’s the evolution of people in their lives. You get older, you get wiser. Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness and he stopped – he cut out all that. We didn’t do the song ’cause I needed that curse word. I definitely needed it. I don’t even remember [the lyric] but Prince wasn’t feeling it and we laughed about it again when I saw him, I forget, at one of these BET Awards or something. We laughed about that moment. It was real dope.” (TMZ)

Game paid homage to Prince with his recently released “Rest In Purple” tribute song last month.

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Too soon.

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Prince. #RestInPurple

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Written by Rosario Harper

SOHH.com Writer. When I'm not covering hip-hop news and announcements, I'm deep into an Audible book and eating veggies.

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