In a recent interview with Vlad TV, The Game opened up about his time with G-Unit and how, despite his appreciation for the opportunities it provided, he felt that he didn’t reap the financial benefits as much as he had hoped.
The Los Angeles native clarified that he was never officially signed to the G-Unit label, expressing frustration over not receiving compensation for his involvement with the group. While acknowledging the positive impact on his career, The Game discussed his perception that the financial gains primarily flowed to 50 Cent.
“I appreciated the step up on the ladder. I always felt like if I didn’t sign – I mean, I didn’t sign with G-Unit. I was never signed to G-Unit. But I always felt like if I never got put in G-Unit or Dr. Dre never signed me to Aftermath, I would still be sitting here talking to you with the same track record. Because I’m the type of n***a if I put my mind to something and I say this is what I want to do, that is just simply what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna achieve it…
While expressing gratitude for the experience, The Game admitted to feeling like he was merely a part of G-Unit and not reaping the financial rewards. He acknowledged 50 Cent’s prominence and success but emphasized his own desire to establish himself as a solo artist and secure his financial independence.
“And G-Unit was dope and 50 was dope and that experience was dope, but I just don’t feel like I ever really fit or that it was just me because I’m not the solider type. I felt like I was my own boss and I’m a king in my own right and so I needed to stand on my own two.”
The Game highlighted the importance of pursuing his solo career and standing as an independent artist, indicating that while the G-Unit experience was valuable, he sees himself as a self-sufficient artist who can thrive on his own merits.