Probably the most publicized beef since Jay-Z & Nas went through the motions in the early 2000s, G-Unit vs. Game remains as controversial today as it was almost ten years ago when Game was dismissed from the label.
According to sources, the beef started because of a perceived lack of loyalty on Game's part when the emcee refused to take part in beef instigated by other members in the unit. This ironic beef as a result of beef was exacerbated when 50 found his Massacre album getting pushed back by Aftermath to promote Game' The Documentary. Tensions rose during the filming of the music video for "Hate It or Love It", when 50 Cent refused to shoot a scene in the front seat of a car with The Game, instead sitting in the back despite being heavily featured on the song's chorus.
In traditional 50 Cent headline-grabbing fashion, the G-Unit head honcho dismissed Game from the Unit live on Hot 97, just hours after Game appeared on the same station to promote his album. After the announcement, Game attempted to enter the building with his entourage. After being denied entry by security, one of the rapper's associates was shot in the leg by a security guard. 50 Cent with his G-unit crew left out the backdoor.
When the situation escalated, both rappers held a press conference to announce that they were putting the beef behind them. Unfortunately, the peace didn't last long. Soon after the conference, the entire Unit released a statement saying they would no longer be featured or featuring Game on any of their upcoming releases. Game responded at Summer Jam by pushing his "G-Unot" campaign, calling for a boycott of the group's music.
After the performance at Summer Jam, The Game responded with "300 Bars and Runnin'", an extended "diss" aimed at the group on his mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 3. 50 Cent responded with "Piggy Bank;" Game came back with his Ghost Unit tape; and so the battle rages on to this day.
Check out the entire collection of diss tracks below: