''He Listens, He Responds Sometimes...''
1:30PM ET December 7th, 2012
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company
Game is notorious for sparking beefs with rappers of all ages and levels of fame. The West Coast rhymer has gone after Jay-Z before, even, and Game recently spoke to VIBE TV about Jay and shared his belief that Jay has heard his shots but quietly respects him artistically.
"Yeah, you probably won't ever see that. I pretty much f*cked that up in the beginning of my career," Game said. "But I'm probably one of the only cats that ever, like, went at, you know, Jay-Z's neck and still had a career after which is risky. I remember fighting, having a real argument -- with the mother of my children because she was a Jay-Z fan. She was like, 'You don't know what you're doing, he's gonna come back and we're not going to be able to survive.' ... I did it anyway, Jay never responded, number one he's smart and I think he knows that I'm reckless and there's nothing I can't say but he's got to be filtered because he's more of a businessman and a little bit older and he's doing all these business deals. So he can't really go as reckless as I can but once I go, I'm going."
"Plus, Jay, I think in his own right, respects me as a lyricist," Game continued. "He doesn't have to do a song with me but I know that he listens and respects me and responds sometimes. Like on 'One Blood,' when I hit him with 'You 38 and you still rapping, uhhh' and then he came on Kingdom Come he said 'I used to think rapping at 38 was ill, 'til last year I grossed about 38 mil.' So he listens, he responds sometimes, that's cool in it's own right. Just having Jay's ears and thinking I'm important enough for him to dig deep enough for him to respond is cool to me. If we don't ever do a song, f*ck it. But if we ever did, it'd probably be some crazy sh*t because I would really go into my trick bag for that one."