The Game is revisiting an “awkward” conversation he had with Kanye West.
The Compton rapper recalled how his former relationship with Kim Kardashian affected his working relationship with his “Eazy” collaborator. While promoting his new album Drillmatic with Complex, Game opened up about his past remarks about Kanye’s ex-wife.
“Anytime I’ve ever needed Ye, he’s always been there for me and this is after I disrespected his marriage at times by saying what me and Kim used to be and all of this stuff like that,” he told host Speedy Morman.
Game made offensive comments about Kanye’s ex on a song that was recorded for his 2019 album Born to Rap. “I’m a goat, ni**a / I held Kim Kardashian by her throat, ni**a / I made her swallow my kids until she choked, ni**a,” he rapped on the track before offering an apology to Kanye: “I should apologize, ’cause Ye my folks, ni**a.”
But despite Game’s history with Kim, Ye was able to laugh about it. “We’ll joke about that now. I sit with Ye and he’s like, ‘Well, damn, you fu**ed with Kim first.’ And I’ll be like, ‘Ni**a, we in a room full of people.’”
Game admits it was “awkward” at first, but they were able to move past it. “Now it’s just like Ye being honest and it’s all good. More power to Kim and what she’s doing and Ye and their whole dynamic in raising their kids.”
While they’ve gone their separate ways, Game wishes that Kimye was still together. “I believe that co-parenting is beautiful. I wish that they were still a unit, ’cause Kim and Kanye was like a thing,” he said. “They got four beautiful children and I hate when families break up. But they both seem happy elsewhere and that’s cool too.”
During the interview, he also discussed his controversial “Drink Champs” interview where he said that Ye did more for him in two weeks than Dr. Dre did for his entire career.
“Dre ain’t always there when I need him. He doesn’t have to be,” said Game. “He got his own life and his own shit. He doesn’t have to be there when I need him. I don’t need to be spoon-feed by anybody. But it’s cool to have a friend that when you reach out, they come through for you.”
On June 17, Game will release his new album Drillmatic, which he has declared the “best album of 2022.”