The game denies any negative feelings over being left out of the Super Bowl halftime show in 2022.
Over the weekend, The Game sent out a clear message on social media: he’s not tripping. His remark comes a week after the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl in their home stadium for the first time in 2022.
Last week, The Game shared footage from other Instagram users who said he should’ve performed during the halftime show of the game. Since then, he’s explained his sentiments, stating that the lack of invitation isn’t a problem.
He stated on Instagram, “Don’t nobody speak for “The Game” except “THE GAME.” “I ain’t had no talk with nobody about Jay-Z and the Super Bowl that he put together.” I have no qualms about not being included. THE SHOW WAS AMAZING AND FEATURED IMPORTANT ARTISTS. “For the culture, it was a WIN.”
Initial Reactions to the Halftime Show
Last week, though, The Game shared content that stated the exact opposite in terms of performance.
“I’ll be the first to admit it, [The Game] should’ve been on stage at the Super Bowl,” King Trell commented on his Instagram Story.
The Game was able to (and did) repost the commentary because he was tagged. He wrote on the post himself, “Sh*t brazy fr.” Last week, though, The Game made no mention of Jay-Z in any of his original or repurposed programming.
The Rumors and Wack 100’s Role
The Game responds to rumors that arose from a chat Wack 100 supposedly had on the app Clubhouse in his recent post. Wack 100 allegedly told listeners that The Game and Jay-Z had a heated exchange, according to XXL.
Wack explained, “That’s why The Game wasn’t on the sh*t [Halftime show].” “Because Game instructed that ni**a [JAY-Z] 18 hours ago to suck his dick.”
Wack backtracked and clarified his Clubhouse remarks, denying ever saying the terms above.
Wack 100 wrote on Instagram, “NEVER SAID THIS I NEVER SAID HE SAID THIS ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL — STOP TWISTING SH*T – SAY WHAT REAL MISS US WITH THE FAKE SH*T.” “I ADDRESSED A TEN-YEAR-OLD SONG – NOBODY EVER SAID THE GAME CREATED THIS.”
The Last Word on the Game
Despite this, The Game makes it clear that he is in charge of his own story. He warned people not to be duped by “the internet, blogs, podcasts, or anyone speaking on my behalf who isn’t me.” The rapper continued by refocusing his caption on the good things in his life.
In an Instagram caption, he stated, “My life and new record are both excellent, and I’m in a terrific spot creatively and artistically.” “I’m in Miami to help Ye’ finish Donda 2 and to support my friend at a critical juncture in his life and career.”
He also sent an oblique message to anyone who chooses to speak on his behalf. “Leave me and my name out of any NEGATIVE talks unless I’ve given you a REAL cause to mention me,” the Game stated.
The musician wrapped up his speech by complimenting Jay-Z and his contributions to culture.
He stated, “Hov continues to tear down doors for the culture, and I am in full support of everything and anyone who is on the side of urban excellence.”