The Game Recalls How Michael Jackson Called Him To End 50 Cent Feud

By Peyton Blakemore

December 19, 2019

Who knew Michael Jackson was out here giving The Game advice on squashing beef?

In a recent interview with HipHopDX, the 40-year-old rapper revealed that the King of Pop tried to get him to make peace with 50 Cent at the height of the rappers' feud back in the day.

“That was weird as f**k,” Game recalled. “It's like, this ain't how I wanna meet Michael Jackson or talk to Michael Jackson. I kinda felt like Mike was on some lame sh*t. Like, who sent you type sh*t, but at the same time it was like—you know that voice, Michael Jackson's voice that you hear. Like, that n***a wasn't talking like that. It was like, low-key deep. You could still tell it was Michael Jackson but it was more like... regular."

The "No Smoke" rapper then revealed how the call was initiated, explaining that someone from MJ’s team called him to tell him that Michael wanted to have a conversation with him. While The Game claims MJ's people first reached out to him, he said that Michael's people told the MJ that The Game reached out to him for advice. “I'm in Canada on tour,” he shared. “I'm like, ‘Michael Jackson wants to talk about what?’”

When the call finally happened, Game said Michael revealed that he was a fan of his music, specifically his song “How We Do” and even quoted some of the lyrics. The conversation then turned to 50 Cent as Game recalled MJ saying, “I think that you and Fifty did great work. It would be a travesty if the world never got to hear you guys again. Would you be open to having a conversation and squashing that beef and doing something for my album?”

Michael's ask shocked Game, who said, “At that time I was so in it with Fifty I actually hated Fifty."

"I wanted to kill [Fif] at that time," he continued. "He probably had the same mutual feelings for me. That's where Mike lost me. In my head, I was just not open to doing that. I can't remember how we ended the conversation or whatnot. I didn't tell Mike ‘No,’ but it never came to fruition.”

As Game fans know, this isn't the first time the "City of Sin" rapper has referenced his conversation with Michael. In his 2009 song "Better on the Other Side," Game raps about their correspondence.

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