Even though rap beefs can get pretty nasty, most adhere to a certain etiquette, the biggest one probably being that you don’t wish jail on your opponent and don’t celebrate if he or she is locked up.
The Game seems to be following that unwritten rule. At least based on some comments he made about Tekashi 6ix9ine, who was arrested last month on federal racketeering charges.
Even though the Compton rapper and Tekashi beefed with each other earlier this year, he said what the feds are doing to the 22-year-old is sad, and they’re merely using him to scare others.
“What’s happening to that young dude, they’re using him as an example,” said Game. “I wouldn’t wish jail on my worst enemy. I been to jail. I don’t f— with jail. Jail is to break a real man from who you are. You ain’t got to be no gangster to be a real man. I’m real sympathetic for, number one, that man’s daughter, and I’m sympathetic to his situation. I don’t like jail. I don’t f— with pigs and that’s what it is. I don’t like it.”
The 39-year-old spoke similar words last month when the charges first came down on Tekashi, and he warned other up-and-coming rappers to build reputations as artists, not gangsters.
“This is sad,” The Game tweeted. “This kid ain’t been ’bout that life but the pigs will make it look like he was John Gotti on paper … I encourage all new and young artists to just focus on your music, family and your money.”
You can see The Game talk about Tekashi below.