The Game has spoken out against sales-based arguments that Eminem is “better” than him, saying instead that many listeners have “no idea what goes on behind the doors of these labels”. .
In a first tweet shared on Tuesday evening, the recent Drink champions The Ye guest and collaborator explained how, from his perspective, making such a claim while citing sales is like comparing McDonald’s to regional California chain Tam’s Burgers.
“All this talk I see on the net saying Eminem is better than me because he sold more records is like saying McDonald’s is better than Tam’s burgers,” Game said. “That’s wrong!!! They just put more money into McDonald’s [and] promoted the happy meal shit by swinging toys in children’s faces.
Game continued, speaking more generally about the music industry and reflecting on his own decision to “cut the puppet strings” early in his career.
“Major labels are known to BUY ALBUMS [and] paying everyone to increase the sales of the artists they choose to spotlight,” said Game, who also mentioned Eazy-E, Nipsey Hussle and 2Pac in the middle of his comments on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, Game doubled previous comments he made about Eminem, ultimately proposing that he and Em should “rap about it” to determine who is better. And during the four hours of this month Drink champions interview, as previously broken down here, Game called Em one of the “great MCs” and said he once considered the recent Super Bowl Halftime Show performer better than him.
“I used to think Eminem was better than me,” Game said at the time. “He’s not. Ay, challenge him.
Below, see all of Game’s latest comments on Em (who this week made RIAA history) and the music industry as a whole, including artist review “Eazy” on record sales as simply “[numbers] on paper.”