It was not a happy Father’s Day for The Game.
The Compton rapper shared an emotional video in which he reflected on how “unappreciated” he felt on the holiday. Despite being a devoted dad to his three children, he didn’t feel like the love was reciprocated.
“It really bothers me because I know the type of heart I got and I know the type of person I am,” he said in his 6-minute video. “I take care of a lot of people and I do for a lot of people.”
He said he woke up on Father’s Day and the “only person that acknowledged that I was a father” was his oldest son, Harlem, who bought him gifts “within his budget” including cologne. “I thought that was beautiful, I appreciated it, and I love him to death ’cause that’s how I raised him to be humble, to always remember to take care of your people.”
Game explained that he goes “above and beyond” for his kids and always shows love on Mother’s Day, but he felt neglected on Father’s Day. “It gets a little disrespectful. I’m starting to feel like the deadbeat dads out there. Them ni**as, they must know something, ’cause they not contributing shit and they don’t get noticed and they don’t deserve notice ’cause they not real fathers.”
He added, “I feel like people don’t really give a f**k about [Father’s Day], at least in my life.”
“Other than eating with my son, I don’t have anything to show for Father’s Day,” said Game, who received “crickets” from those he takes care of most. “I’m just tired of the disrespect. It don’t even make no sense.”
He admits that it really hurt him. “To be honest, that shit really cut deep in a ni**a soul,” he said. “It’s like, I know as a father, I know what I put in…Can’t nobody tell me that I’m not the type of father that deserves praise, that deserves notice. It’s crazy, it’s unacceptable, and I’m really not fu**ing with it.”
But he won’t tolerate the disrespect any more. “If you’re in my life and you’ve been close to me and I’ve done what I’ve done for you and I’ve taken care of you and I’ve looked out for you over the years and you know that you didn’t show up for Father’s Day with any type of appreciation…Today is the day I cut you off.”
He also noted that he saw other celebrity dads on Instagram being showered with love and gifts including Boosie Badazz, who received a lavish brunch from his children.