Game Denies Dissing Jay-Z on ‘Uncle Otis’ — Listen
Compton instigator Game called out a handful of hip-hop's most talked-about artists on his 'Uncle Otis' diss -- a take on Kanye West's and Jay-Z's 'Watch the Throne' single 'Otis' -- but now he appears to be backing down from his attacks.
Name-checking Diddy and Lupe Fiasco, while aiming subliminal darts at longtime nemesis Jay-Z on the latest 'The R.E.D. Album' promotional stunt, Game also took time to diss some newcomers, claiming credit for Tyler, the Creator's career and scolding Kreayshawn for her alleged use of the "N-word" over Big Sean's 'My Last,' instrumental.
"N----s think they the coldest, but they just the oldest," Game raps on the song. "N----s be chasing they youth, but its gone/ Yo, 'Ye this n---- didn't even want to put you on."
In an interview with XXL Magazine, however, the controversial rapper said 'Uncle Otis' is "just in fun," and denied dissing Jay, claiming the freestyle was merely his take on 50 Cent's infamous 1999 industry attack 'How to Rob.'
"It's poking jokes and taking shots, but that's what I do," Game explained of his version. "I'm just shooting in the dark, when I turn on the lights if a couple of motherfuckers is down, I got to get up out of there. Anybody that takes it personal, they really shouldn't but if you do, we can go there."
While Jay may no longer be directly in his red cross-hairs, Game maintained that his Kreayshawn warning stands, citing the young 'Gucci Gucci' rapper for using the "N-word" when tweeting a DMX line. "You can't be playing with that word, some people will take it serious," Game said. "Especially coming from someone that's [not black]. There's a lot of tragic history behind it."
'Uncle Otis' is the first song to leak from Game's upcoming 'Hood Mornin' mixtape, which drops August 1. 'The R.E.D. Album' is said to hit shelves on August 23.