The Game stated that he was not invited to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show because he is “not a’safe’ musician.”
Recently, The Game has had a lot of bones to pick. He chastised Rolling Stone for excluding The Documentary off their new ranking of the finest rap albums of all time. He’s maintained his battle with 50 Cent, claiming that the rapper “can’t rap” and that he was given $1 million to stop shouting “G-Unot.” He’s now venting his grievances with the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.
Game expressed his dissatisfaction at being left out of the concert, which included several of his contemporaries, including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent, in a recent interview with Brandon Marshall on I Am Athlete. “It bothered me,” Game acknowledged.
The rapper went on to speculate about why he wasn’t invited. He added, “The true reason I wasn’t on the Super Bowl is because I’m not a’safe’ artist.” “You have no idea what the Game is going to do once he gets up there. ‘He’s not safe,’ they reasoned, so they went with the safe artists.”
Game also stated that while the performance was a homage to West Coast rap, it didn’t make sense that he wasn’t involved while other musicians were.
“We’re the only motherfuckers on the West Coast that have this crab-in-a-barrel mindset, where we want to keep n****s down… Snoop Dogg is a legend. Dr. Dre is a legend. Em is a celebrity, yet she isn’t from Los Angeles. 50 isn’t from Los Angeles “he stated “I’m not saying they shouldn’t have been in the Super Bowl, but L.A. [artists] wouldn’t have been in the Super Bowls in Detroit or New York. It really wouldn’t have occurred if it hadn’t been for L.A., L.A., L.A. all around the Super Bowl and the fact that I didn’t receive the call.”
Game, on the other hand, hasn’t been too put off by his omission. On July 1st, the rapper will release Drillmatic, a new 30-song album.