50 Cent has responded to The Game’s claim that it was he who actually wrote Cent’s 2003 hit ‘What Up Gangsta’, and totally dismissed it.
The song was released on 50 Cent’s 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and notably the following year, 50 Cent wrote a handful of songs for The Game’s album 2005 The Documentary.
The feud between The Game and 50 Cent was once again brought into focus back in March when The Game’s associate Wack 100 claimed that he had written ‘What Up Gangsta’.
Wack was asked about 50 Cent’s contributions to The Documentary, to which he responded: “I’m going to speak on something you don’t never speak on,” while recounting the song’s chorus: “What up cuz, what up Blood, what up Gangsta.”
He then asked: “Who you think wrote that? I’mma leave it alone… Bro just don’t be beating his chest.”
Now, in a new interview on The Breakfast Club, 50 Cent has responded to the claims. He said: “[The Game] said he wrote ‘What Up Gangsta’. I’m like, ‘C’mon on, bro. You wasn’t even around when we did that. That was before you even came into the picture”.
He continued: “We didn’t even know who he was until after. There’s a point when you [reach] desperation and you’ll say anything.”
It seems as if The Game has been in the mood to stoke his old rivalries once more. Last Friday on August 12th, he released his new record Drillmatic: Heart vs. Mind which included a track titled ‘The Black Slim Shady’ which dissed both 50 Cent and Eminem.
In another interview, The Game teased another future diss track sent in Eminem’s direction, whilst also throwing more shade on 50 Cent. He told UPROXX: “Because 50 [Cent] can’t rap, so I’ve gotta go a level up and challenge the better rapper… Nobody really takes shots at Eminem off this pre-conceived notion that he’s better than everybody. Well, I want action, and I want it today.”