The Game is the King of Beef.
Shannon Sharpe once said, "Ray Lewis is the type of guy, if he were in a fight with a bear I wouldn't help him, I'd pour honey on him because he likes to fight. That's the type of guy Ray Lewis is."
The same can be said of The Game. Most rappers mellow out a tad as the acquire success. Not The Game, who, during a pick-up basketball game in 2015, punched and threatened to kill a man who turned out to be an undercover cop. Game brings this exact pugnacious spirit to his profession. He has instigated and carried out beefs in every conceivable forum: on Instagram, on wax, and in real life.
Game attributes his warrior spirit to being raised in Los Angeles, which he views as a more savage environment than a place like New York City. Perhaps this is true; murder rates across the country go up in the summertime, when the temperature rises, and in LA, it's summer 12 months a year.
“I think that the number one reason that LA rap has flourished is because, from the beginning, we never had filters," he explained in a 2015 interview wit HNHH. "We never gave a fuck. About what was politically correct. It was just, 'fuck the police,' when it was fuck the police. It was, 'we gang banging, and this is it.' Snoop taught the world how to Crip walk, I taught them how to Blood bounce, and we never gave a FUCK about who didn’t like it. And New York of course is the mecca of hip hop, but you guys were a little too safe. Even 'Fight the Power,' it was like ‘yea, fight the power.’ But see, we was like [sprays bullets from imaginary AR] rahhhhhahrhaahrrh!!!!!"
Today is The Game's 38th birthday. We're celebrating by revisiting his 10 most illustrious beefs. Of course, he beefed with more than 10 individuals. Check out the honorable mentions below... as well as the top ten below that.