The Game, who was accused of scamming artists in early 2021, again found himself surrounded by a new controversy related to the same. The rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was accused by a female emcee, whose identity is still under wraps. An Instagram page called The Neighborhood Talk shared an audio clip of the female emcee where she can be heard accusing the rapper of scamming her of $1000.
The Game, without wasting any time, dropped a comment on the news posted by the Instagram page clearly denying all the allegations. The social media account also shared similar news dating back to March when the Los Angeles rapper courted a similar controversy of asking money from rappers after texting them on Instagram. Speaking about losing money, rapper Joyner Lucas recently accused Karen Silver of stealing $60K and threatening him back in 2015. An Instagram celebrity named Ramon Olurunwa Abbas aka Hushpuppi was also in news in 2020 after he scammed 1.9M people for a whopping $435M including fraudulent Paycheck Protection claims.
‘Please stop wit the fake news’
The unsigned female emcee accused The Game of duping her of $1000. She made the shocking revelation on a recent episode of The Morning Hustle. Now, when the Instagram page of The Neighborhood Talk shared the news, The Game dropped a comment on their post, saying, “Please stop wit the fake news. I ain’t never scammed nobody in my life out of nothing !!!! If you want sumn to post, holla at me n I’ll do sumn to help y’all weird a** blog out.”
A few hours later, the ‘Born 2 Rap’ hitmaker took to his official Instagram account and shared a post where he apparently tried to come out clean. The ironical post stated, “I’m doing 1/2 off features for ALL independent artists DM @THEGOAT now & ‘HOW MUCH??’”And then, he again shared two Instagram stories wherein one of them, he said, “DM me for promo” whereas, in the next one, he added, “Unsigned artistes. DM your work. Who got talent!?”
What is the entire controversy about?
The Game faced similar allegations in February/March when multiple unsigned rappers accused the rapper of scamming them of thousands of dollars. They also accused that The Game never uploaded their songs on his verified SoundCloud account and rather shared their tracks on his account with mere 266 followers. They also claimed that the acclaimed hip-hop artist doesn’t even feature in their songs.
Addressing the allegations, The Game earlier spoke to HipHopDX saying, “So when someone that doesn’t happen with some unsigned artists, well that person is mad, right? Because they thought that this drop or this mixtape slot was going to change their lives, when in reality it’s just a step on the ladder.” He added, “Use it as you may and get as much as you can off of it, but it’s not going to make you DaBaby. Basically, I’m just trying to uplift artists with dope opportunities.”