The Game and 50 Cent’s chemistry seemed unbreakable until a series of events led to a feud that lasted for years amongst the two. Many fellow musicians wanted to see the former collaborators make amends, including the King of Pop himself.
Michael Jackson was no stranger to making music that would incite change, as was seen with the 1985 charity hit single, ”We Are the World,” written by MJ and Quincy Jones. And according to the West Coast rapper, the late icon was eager to get 50 Cent and The Game back on good terms for the purpose of recording a track that featured both of them.
“That was weird as fuck,” Game recounts during a recent interview with HipHopDX. “It’s like, this ain’t how I wanna meet Michael Jackson or talk to Michael Jackson. I kinda felt like Mike was on some lame shit. Like, who sent you type shit, but at the same time it was like—you know that voice, Michael Jackson’s voice that you hear. Like, that n***a wasn’t talking like that. It was like, low-key deep. You could still tell it was Michael Jackson, but it was more like…regular.”
This is not the first time Game has come forward with this tale of his conversation with the legendary artist. He made mention of the conversation with Jackson in his 2009 track “Better on the Other Side.”
Allegedly, someone from MJ’s camp called Game to set up a conversation between he and Jackson. According to Game, insiders in MJ’s camp spun the story to make it appear as if Game was the one who initiated the conversation.
“I’m in Canada on tour,” He said.. “I’m like, ‘Michael Jackson wants to talk about what?’”
Despite how the initial conversation came to fruition, once Jackson and the Compton MC were able to speak, Michael allegedly expressed how much of a fan of he was of Game’s hit single “How We Do” as well as his debut album, ”The Documentary,” as a whole. Game said that Michael even quoted some of the lyrics. As the conversation progressed, MJ got down to the real reason for his call.
“I think that you and Fifty did great work,” Michael allegedly said, according to Game. “It would be a travesty if the world never got to hear you guys again. Would you be open to having a conversation and squashing that beef and doing something for my album?”
However, despite the proposition from the legendary artist, Game says that his feud with 50 had reached a point of no return.
“At that time, I was so in it with Fifty I actually hated Fifty,” Game recalled. “I wanted to kill him at that time. He probably had the same mutual feelings for me. That’s where Mike lost me. In my head, I was just not open to doing that. I can’t remember how we ended the conversation or whatnot. I didn’t tell Mike ‘No,’ but it never came to fruition.”