Verzuz fans just got one step closer to seeing a face-off between 50 Cent and The Game. In a new interview with Power 106, Game said the New York MC is “the only person” who he could see himself going up against in the Timbaland and Swizz Beatz-fronted series. The Game also admitted he’s already selected the 25 tracks he’d play against his former foe.
“You can’t really talk about Fif and hip hop without somebody bring up Game, and you definitely can’t say Game without somebody saying, ‘But oh, 50 wrote all your hits. You ain’t shit without 50,’” he explained. “It’s a Game and Fif; Fif and Game thing.”
“And so as far as the Verzuz is concerned, that is the only person I would even entertain doing a Verzuz with because it just makes the most sense and nobody else can really go with me,” he added. “I’m not sure that we gon’ do it, but if we do, I’m definitely down to sit in a room with him and have some Le Chemin Du Roi.”
Although the rappers are former rivals, Game said he thought a Verzuz was possible after watching Gucci Mane and Jeezy’s battle.
“That moment let me know that me and 50 is a possibility. That’s what gave us hope. And I’m pretty sure 50 watched that like, ‘Yeah it’s possible,’” he said. “But me and 50 been in a room twice since we both shot at each other... Both times we had interactions [and] we tried to figure out where it went wrong, but we were in a club twice. And, you know, that wasn’t a conversation you could have in-depth in that circumstance.”
The Game also gave credit to 50’s long list of hits he could use in a potential battle.
“... There’s enough on [50’s] first two albums for him to be able to do a Verzuz and have an amazing outcome with anybody in the game,” he said. “‘Cause those first two albums were so monumental, especially Get Rich or Die Tryin’. You could literally play that from start to end and that could be his Verzuz.”
“But me,” he added, “... I got 10 No. 1 albums. I think [only] Drake has 10, or his last effort was 11. But I mean, that’s Drake.”
Game also showed support for 50’s “Power” series and said he was happy for him when he was awarded his Hollywood Walk of Fame star earlier this year.
“There’s a brotherly love in there,” he said of their relationship. “Sometimes I hate that ni**a, but that’s when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed and I get to thinking about what we could have manifested, had we put our egos aside. But we still came out alright; 50 doing alright and my mansion still on the top of the hill in Calabasas, so we good man.”
Last month, 50 said he’d be willing to go up against The Game on Verzuz. He told Big Boy, “As much as we fought and argued in the early stages, I’d rather see him benefit from the momentum than someone else.”
Watch The Game’s full Power 106 interview below.