Game Defends Kendrick Lamar From Shyne's Comments Against "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
"The thing is this. I never met Shyne personally, but I had a lot of love for him. When I first seen him on 106 & Park when I was in a dope spot, I remember this timeline because Aaliyah's plane crashed at the same time that Shyne was going through that whole trial thing and went ot jail. That's when I really got into Hip Hop like I did. Shyne was a guy that's a Rap artist I looked up to, and he went to jail and did his whole 10 years, I felt like damn, that's a real nigga. Through the phone conversations we've had over the years through my lyrics, I always try to keep him afloat."
But he added a caveat. While he has respect for Shyne, Game says that he doesn't take kindly to his comments about GKMC. He said that K. Dot has a team of people behind him who would be glad to go to war, him included.
"But Kendrick is non-confrontational. He's not a thug, he's not a gang banger. He's just a dope Hip Hop lyricists. But he's from the streets. He's got a lot of ties out here and a lot of hood niggas with him. I'm one of them. The shots at Kendrick is something that no matter who it is - it could be Shyne, it could be anybody, I'm not going to call no other names - I'm not going to condone that. Whenever a shot is taken at Kendrick, I think that's the pool I'ma dive in head-first, whether there is water there or not. ... But I'm not having that. Personally, I think Shyne should just back away and let the kid breathe and if not, then I don't know, we might find ourselves face-to-face or shit that nobody really wants to see happen."