The Game is known for name-dropping other rappers and entertainers in his songs. He took this concept to the next level when he called out some of hip-hop's elite on Born 2 Rap's "The Light" such as Eminem, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Travis Scott, and more. One of the rappers he mentioned in the song was Big Sean.
During an interview with Nick Cannon, The Game says Sean declined his challenge but he would still "love" to have lyrical warfare with him.
"Sean, which is a good friend of mine, I guess he took the approach as what you’re saying, 'You know what? This ain’t for me.' And that’s my dude," The Game said 16 minutes into the interview.
The Game was merely issuing a friendly challenge on "The Light" so there's no real issue here, but he feels like he won't get any responses because of the way he's handled beef in the past. The Game admits that he hasn't matured past allowing his rap beefs to become real street battles because he takes it "seriously."
"I feel like sometimes people don't want to step into that realm because there could be other things that go along with that," Game said. "[Sean's] a solid character. He did what he should've did—what I would've did if I was Sean—which is not start a war in the city with one of the city's biggest artists, where you live...you know what I'm saying? That was smart."
"But Sean's a dope lyricist," he said. "I would love to go at it with like a Sean or just guys who really, really kick it. But, I'll never get those."
Although he's engaged in beef with several artists, he's also been instrumental in fostering the careers of rappers like Nipsey Hussle and Kendrick Lamar. Yet, Game acknowledges that none of this would have been possible without his mentor, Dr. Dre.
"Dr. Dre, for me, is damn near like a God in my life," Game says at the interview's 25-minute mark. "The first time I met Dre I had just finished cooking crack... I had never been on this side of the 10 freeway in my life. I felt like we was going to Arizona leaving Compton. But I was brought to a studio. When I walked in and 50 and the whole G-Unit was in the front room... I got down the hallway and I seen Snoop, Busta Rhymes, Eve, Rakim... I walk in a room and Dr. Dre is playing my demo... he turns it down and was like 'You Game?' I said, 'Yeah.' He goes, 'Welcome to Aftermath' and turns the music back up. From there the rest is history."
During the interview, he also talked about Suge Knight pulling up on him. "I've been face-to-face with Suge with guns drawn," he explained. "Suge rolled up on me one time... With like 60 gangstas and he wanted to press for something I said in my song about him. [...] I felt like Death Row and Suge and like the whole era took so many lives that didn't get mentioned."
When Suge and his crew pulled up on Game, who was 25 at the time, the rapper actually pulled his gun on the Death Row co-founder. "I held my own, and from that day it is nothing but respect with Suge."
You can watch the full interview, above.