The Game Claims Michael Jackson Reached Out About Ending His 50 Cent Beef With A Collaboration

Published At: 18 December 2019 , 02:16 PM

"In my head, I was simply not open to doing that."

In 2009's "Better on the Other Side," The Game references Michael Jackson's struggles to end his beef with 50 Cent. In a new conference with HipHopDX, the ex G-Unit rapper recalled the legendary pop singer recommending that Game and 50 put their disagreements aside by collaborating with him.

Game memorized a phone discussion that got a place after the announcement of his debut album, The Documentary, in which Jackson appreciated the Compton native's 50 Cent collaboration, "How We Do."

"I believe that you and 50 did excellent work. It would be a mockery if the world never got to hear you guys repeatedly," Jackson stated, according to Game. "Would you be open to having a discussion and crushing that beef and doing something for my album?"

At the time, Game had no concern in Jackson's proposal because he still "hated" 50, and "desired to kill him."

"That's where Mike dropped me. In my head, I was just not open to making that, "he described. "I can't memorize how we finished the discussion or whatnot. I didn't know Mike 'No,' but it never came to fruition. I wasn't down with that 'cause I thought like 50 tried to defeat me."

On "Better on the Other Side," Game raps:

The first thought I did while I heard, called Puff

Because he and Mike tried to end the dispute between us

Who was us? Me and 50, that dispute is dead

Him and Mike Jackson going to get us to the ledge

HeavenlyDivine points out; Game earlier talked about Jackson's phone call in a 2009 MTV News interview. "My road administrator knocks on my entrance," he spotted. "He informed me, 'I got MJ on the phone.' I went and grasped up the phone."

After celebrating Game's music, the King of Pop allegedly requested to be the representative in the Compton rapper's dispute with 50:

He stated, 'I don't understand how you're going to believe about this, but I want to ask you something. It would be best if you didn't judge me, but I don't know everything that's going on between you and 50. But I want to be the middleman following you fixing this situation to bed.'

Back in 2003, Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre decided to have Game collaborate with 50 Cent and his G-Unit team to build on their buzz. After significantly worked together in 2005's The Documentary, tensions approached a boiling point when 50 Cent declared he didn't get proper credit for the album. The Queens rapper also took issue with Game not giving enough support in his Ja Rule fight.

After quickly reconciling, the Game was kicked out of G-Unit. He would feud with 50 until 2016 when they officially squashed their beef at an LA band club.

Watch the full Game interview above, and read all the lyrics to "Better on the Other Side" on azlyrics now.