50 Cent and The Game made an appearance at the Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture to announce they have decided to put their differences aside and make amends on Wednesday (March 9) in New York City. The pair donated $253,000 to Boy’s Choir of Harlem. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages, and WireImage.
50 Cent and his former G-Unit partner in rhyme The Game called a truce saying they wanted to set a good example to fans of a musical genre that sometimes glorifies violence. Footage from their donation of $253,000 to Boy’s Choir of Harlem on Wednesday (March 9) at Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture in New York City from Reuters has since been removed.
The New York Daily News reports 50 Cent and The Game declared a truce on Wednesday – shaking hands for the cameras, though barely looking at each other, after two weeks of potshots and gunshots. “We are here today to show that people can rise even above the most difficult circumstances and together we can put negativity behind us,” 50 said at a press conference where the artists donated a total of $253,000 to the struggling Boys Choir of Harlem. “This is an opportunity for people to see us make peace.”
SOHH.com reports that according to Gangsta Flip Records and Silverback Guerillas member Domination, Compton rapper and ousted G-Unit member The Game used to be a stripper while living in Los Angeles. There may even be video footage.
The Game was on Z100 in New York with Joe Rosati on February 24th… when he was still with G-Unit. Game heaped praise on Dr. Dre, plugged his new album ‘The Documentary’, releasing his next single ‘Dreams’ produced by Kanye West, talked about how he got the name “The Game”, turning to music after getting shot in 2001, and more. Z100.com has since removed the audio.
Sources close to the Hot 97 shooting investigation tell MTV News that on Monday night, The Game and some his own crew went to the station while 50 Cent and company were still on-air. Game and his people were not allowed in the building and, as police tell it, got into a confrontation with a group of men who were leaving Hot 97. A 24-year-old man also from Compton was shot in the left leg and rushed to the hospital. Police said the man was not with 50’s entourage. No suspects have been named, and no arrests have been made. Read a detailed account of what led up to Game’s ouster from G-Unit here.
Actor Shia Labeouf was on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Tuesday where he ripped The Game and complained that his fellow G-Unit member 50 Cent’s skills had waned. “I don’t like it. I don’t like his lyrics,” Labeouf said of Game, pointing to a guy in the audience clapping. “See, you’re with me. It’s not my type of — I don’t like that. And I’m a California kid, and he’s right from my city, so — but I don’t like him, at all.” As for 50, Labeouf said, “And 50’s lyrics have kind of waned, also. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that, but his words are kind of waning.” Carson joked that the young actor was putting his life on the line, and Labeouf joked, “It was nice knowing you. It’s over.” He did have good things to say about Joe Budden though. “I’m waiting for Joe Budden’s album,” Labeouf said. “That’s going to be a hot album.”
G-Unit’s The Game and Snoop Dogg dropped by the ‘Total Request Live’ in Berlin, Germany on Sunday (February 20). Check out pictures from RexFeatures.
Rap acts on television this week include Lil Jon, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday for the TRL Awards; Ludacris, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday; Trick Daddy, who appears on ‘106 & Park’ with Cee-Lo on Wednesday; hip hop violinists Nuttin But Stringz, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday; G-Unit’s The Game, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday; Ja Rule, who visits ‘106 & Park’ on Thursday; and Xzibit, who visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.