LOS ANGELES (RUSHPRNEWS) JULY 26, 2008–The Game recently leaked a track featuring Lil Wayne titled “My Life” [click to listen] on which the Compton MC seemingly took a sweep at Eminem and deceased D-12 rapper Proof. Game is spitting the following lines:
“You see them 24’s spinning, I earned â€˜em/ and all the pictures of me and Em, I burned â€˜em/ so there ain’t no proof that I ever walked through 8 Mile/ and since there’s no Proof, I’ll never walk through 8 Mile.”
Just shortly after this version leaked, Interscope released the original version of “My Life” that is featured on GameÂ´s upcoming album “L.A.X.” – but this time without the controversial lines!
Game tried to clear up the lyrics. “When I originally wrote the song ‘My Life’ I was trying to think back on events that affected my life and how they changed me,” Game says. “When I first got signed to Aftermath and G-Unit I was exposed to so many different people from Dre to Em to 50 to Proof. I always identified with Proof. We were always cool and he would reach out to me when ever I was going through something.”
The West Coast MC added that the song was not meant to be offensive by any means.
“I remember when Proof died vividly and now everytime I think about going to Detroit I get depressed. That is what I was trying to say in that verse and the more I looked at I realized that people would take it the wrong way… the way they are taking it now that it leaked. So I decided to change it so that this bullshit wouldn’t happen and now it’s happened anyway,” he said.
In the end, Game delivered an apology.
“For the record, this is not the version on my album, this is not the version that radio will get and this is not the version that I just shot the video to. Furthermore, I apologize to anyone who took this the wrong way as that was never my intention.”
NEWS SOURCE YO!RAPS MAGAZINE