- Successful rappers, The Game and 50 Cent, got into a nasty feud more than 12 years ago
- Things got really bad between the former friends and someone even got shot, though not fatally
- Eventually, the king of pop, Michael Jackson, got involved, according to a recount by The Game
When the feud between 50 Cent and The Game reached its peak, many of their fans were desperate for them to make peace.
Things got so bad between the two rappers, who used to be friends and made music together, that a friend of The Game was shot in the leg by a security guard at a radio station.
This came after 50 Cent had dismissed Game from G Unit live during a radio interview on US station Hot 97.
One of the people who wanted the two rappers to bury the hatchet was pop music superstar, Michael Jackson.
Game recently remembered how Michael called him and asked if he'd be willing to work with 50 Cent on an upcoming album.
However, The Game was still so full of hated towards his former friend that he just couldn't imagine working with him. It was weird for the rapper to get a call like that, as reported on by Complex.
"That was weird as f*ck. 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 sh*t. Like, who sent you type sh*t, 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."
Michael wanted the two rappers to work on a song for his album but it never happened.
"At that time I was so in it with Fifty I actually hated Fifty,” Game remembered. “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."
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