During a recent appearance on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs podcast, The Game proclaimed he had a better catalog than Eminem, and even challenged Slim Shady to a verzuz.
“I used to think Eminem was better than me. He not. He not. He’s not. Ay, challenge it. It’s not drama,” he said. “Swizz [Beatz] and Timbaland know that it’s bigger than Verzuz. I’m not saying I want smoke with Eminem, I’m saying I want smoke with Eminem, him, and him, whoever.”
Despite the uproar that followed his comments, The Compton rapper isn’t backing down. On Sunday (March 6), Game posted an Instagram video and doubled down on his claims about being better than Eminem.
“When y’all say Eminem is better and all that, I see it, I see it. I feel you,” he says. “And you know what? If you feel like Eminem is better than me, that’s your opinion. But it’s a lot of people that feel like I’m better than Eminem, and that’s they opinion. Me personally?
“Is Eminem better than me? Nah, he not, bro. And I think the best way to see if he is or if I am is let’s rap about it. Let’s get up. Let’s get in the studio. Let’s rap about it. Let’s do something. Let’s put something out. Let’s see ’cause that’s what this shit is, bro. It’s rap.”
The Game questions why he’d admit another human is better than him at anything, while also using the moment to boast about his abilities.
“Even if a rapper was better than me, why the fuck would I ever say that another man is better than me at anything in life?” he said. “I’m striving to be the best human that I can possibly be — the best rapper, the best father, the best friend — you know what I’m saying — the most obedient to the Lord … N-ggas ain’t better than me at shit. You ain’t getting that off.”
“I also gave [Eminem] his props in the same accord. As far as being better than me, nah. Eminem is not better than me. Bro, I’m better than him. I said it again and I’ll keep saying it again, bro. It is what it is. Bro, you can take it, run and go tell him, do whatever you want ’cause when it’s time to get down and it’s time to grab that mic and stand in front of that microphone and that booth, I’m gone air muthafuckas out every time, bro.”
Watch The Game’s IG Live in full below.