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The Game has just responded to the latest set of allegations that he has been scamming artists by promising them placements on his mixtapes but just taking their money instead.
The Neighborhood Talk made a post on Instagram Tuesday sharing the new allegations, which were made on The Morning Hustle. A woman called in to the show to claim that the rapper scammed her out of $1,000. The Game then responded to the post in the comments, calling it “fake news.”
“Please stop wit the fake news,” The Game wrote. “I ain’t never scammed nobody in my life out of nothing !!!! If you want sumn to post, holla at me n I’ll do sumn to help y’all weird ass blog out.”
Back in March, The Game was accused of scamming young unsigned artists out of thousands by promising them placements on a mixtape and promoting their music. The artists became angry after the music was shared on a separate SoundCloud account and not his main one. The rapper responded to these initial claims during an interview with HipHopDX where he basically called these young acts delusional.
“So when someone that doesn’t happen with some unsigned artists, well that person is mad, right? Because they thought that this drop or this mixtape slot was going to change their lives, when in reality it’s just a step on the ladder,” he told HipHopDX. “Use it as you may and get as much as you can off of it, but it’s not going to make you DaBaby. Basically, I’m just trying to uplift artists with dope opportunities.”
It’s still unclear whether these artists will get their money back, or if The Game was actually involved in soliciting payments for placements that didn’t amount to what was promised.