The Game’s beef with Eminem allegedly started after he was left out of Dr. Dre’s Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show on February 13, 2021 at the SoFi stadium. The performance featured some names affiliated with Dr. Dre including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Anderson .Paak. Game expressed his disappointment with the omission by reposting a few Instagram Stories.
During an episode of the I Am Athlete podcast with Brandon Marshall, Pacman Jones, and Nick “ Swaggy P” Young, The Game admits he was “hurt” about being excluded from the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show: “Snoop Dogg is icon. Dre is icon. Em is an icon, but Em is not from L.A. It’s L.A. I am L.A. I’m in the streets … So, yeah, I was hurt.”
In March 2022, The Game appeared on Drink Champs with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN. On it, he claimed that Kanye West has done more for his career recently than Dr. Dre ever did. He also proclaimed himself better than Eminem and added he would happily go up against him in a VERZUZ battle to prove it.
After that, Game continued to bite Eminem in several interviews. His constant attack on Eminem culminated with the release of “The Black Slim Shady.” A supposed diss song that pieces together everything he likes and hates about the Detroit legend. But Eminem didn’t respond.
The Game has recently sat down with DJ VLAD for an exclusive interview where he talked about Kendrick Lamar being west coast king, 50 Cent, G-Unit, 2Pac, Jimmy Henchman being his manager, working with Eminem and much more.
“For the song with Eminem on ‘The Documentary’ album, I went to 8 Mile, went to Detroit and I stayed out there afro about a week. And we did the song out there.” said The Game.
Then he continued: “Watching Eminem record, and his whole recoding process, that might have been one of the highlights of my career because I don’t know if you want to call it weird, legendary or some Einstein type of s–t, evil genius type of s–t, but Em is very very complex and different individual in good ways. When he writes raps, he turns the paper around and he just writes in circles and then he turns it, when he reads it, he turns it back opposite way and starts to read it. That was when we were using papers for recording process, I don’t know his recording process these days. Back in those days, Eminem would just eat Taco Bell and drink Mountain Dew like it was like, I don’t know man, like Snoop with smoking weed.
“That process was dope. I’m forever grateful for being able to experience prime Eminem in his essence in Detroit, that’s one of the highlights of my career.” The Game added. You can watch the interview below: