Quote: "We're not fighting... Chris is a good friend of mine. He's a really great talent, really good guy. All I did was like a few pictures. He didn't get angry... I liked a few of Karrueche's pictures, they were nice pictures, that's what Instagram is for. On the same day, I... liked some of Rihanna's, and like two of Beyonce's, and they (members of the media) pick out Karrueche out of that and made this storm (sic). I don't know, the media does that. All these blog sites, they twist me (sic)." Hip-hop star The Game blames gossip-mongers for trying to stir up trouble between himself and Chris Brown after he recently 'liked' photos posted on social media by the singer's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
Fact: Rappers Ice-T and The Game will headline the inaugural Art of Rap Music Festival in July (15). The rappers will take the stage alongside Rakim, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Slick Rick, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Warren G in California on 18 and 19 July (15), according to AllHipHop.com. The festival will also feature performances from break dancers and graffiti artists.
Fact: Rapper The Game, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Jason DeRulo have signed up to play basketball for a good cause this weekend (20Sep14). The stars have been recruited for the Homeboy Industries charity game in Los Angeles. The organisation is committed to ending gang violence in the city.
Fact: Singer Kelly Rowland is giving her fans a chance to appear in her alternative new video for The Game. The pregnant former Destiny's Child star is releasing an official fan video, in which devotees can upload videos of themselves performing along with the song. The entries must be submitted by 15 July (14). Rowland recently teamed up with filmmaker Spike Lee to shoot an official short film for the tune.
Tweet: "2nd day at the crib in Glendale moving & today we having the everything under $20 sale!!!!! 1st come..." Rapper The Game has extended his yard sale for a second day. The Dreams hitmaker is raising funds for his Robin Hood Foundation by selling off his belongings as he moves from his former home in California.
Quote: "I went to Trader Joe's and the dude collecting the carts, he hit my car with, like, 20 carts and it left a dent and we're beefing." Rapper The Game jokes about his latest 'beef' with an employee at the Los Angeles grocery store chain.
Quote: "We couldn't be further apart... We try." Rapper The Game insists there's little chance of himself and his former pal and collaborator 50 Cent ending their famous feud.
Tweet: "Late, but made it before midnite (sic)... Happy Bday (sic) to the most beautiful songstress the world has ever known. Rest in paradise queen. Love." Rapper The Game adds his tribute to late singer Aaliyah, who would have turned 34 on Wednesday (16Jan13).
Fact: Rapper The Game showed off his generous side this Christmas (12) by spending almost $100,000 (£62,500) on designer Rolex watches for his friends, according to Tmz.com.
Tweet: "Gym swag. Back on my grind.... Hadnt worked out in a month after I broke my hand. Now its time to double up" Rapper The Game resumes his workout regime a month after breaking his thumb and his wrist during a basketball game in Los Angeles.
Quote: "It made me crazy. I lost my mind almost. I went into a dark place." Rapper The Game admits he hit rock bottom and suffered from depression when his mentor Dr. Dre turned his back on him at the height of his fall out with Interscope labelmate 50 Cent in 2005.
Quote: "I'm always open just to anything in life. Justin Bieber taught me to 'Never say never', so there you go, who knows man?" Hip-hop star The Game learns a life lesson from the teen chart sensation and refuses to rule out a future collaboration with his former rap rival 50 Cent.
Tweet: "R.I.P. to the Notorious B.I.G.!!! Can't believe its been 14 years. Murder still un-solved. Good ole' trusty Lapd." Rapper The Game remembers the late hip-hop icon on the 14th anniversary of his death (09Mar11).
Quote: "I'm not into promoting. I give you a date, and if you're a Game fan, then you'll get the album. I don't sell myself. This is my fourth album. I don't think I need to do all that." Rapper The Game is refusing to promote his upcoming album R.E.D.
Quote: "Just got Cuba Gooding JR. cleared for The R.E.D. Album. You gotta wait to see what role he played in this R.E.D. movie." Rapper The Game teases fans by revealing the Jerry Maguire actor is to feature on his forthcoming release.
Quote: "I'd would love to play a villain in a superhero movie." Rapper The Game on his big screen ambitions.
Quote: "I came up with a couple of concepts. Two times in a row, he outwrote on my hooks. They became NE-YO hooks. ... Ne-Yo is like my Nate Dogg right now." Rapper The Game had a good working relationship with singer/songwriter Ne-Yo while working on his forthcoming album L.A.X.
Quote: "West Side Story, CHURCH FOR THUGS, HIGHER, SPECIAL, HOW WE DO and HATE IT OR LOVE IT were records that were left on the side because I knew they were still hit records, so I kept them. Then that project came along and I was like, 'Here's your life!'" 50 Cent claims songs he gave to rap rival The Game for his breakthrough album THE DOCUMENTARY were cast-offs.
Quote: "A lot of girls think they need the fake breasts and lips, the a** implants and facelifts to make it in this world. It's about trying to be women when they're still teenagers." Rapper The Game is appalled by the legion of young African-Americans who are going under the knife to enhance parts of their bodies.
Quote: "There's just one number one spot in hip-hop and everyone's fighting for it. When it becomes tragic like Tupac (SHAKUR) and BIGGIE (NOTORIOUS B.I.G.), that's bad. I'm not shooting at 50 and he's not shooting at me." The Game insists his rap war with 50 Cent won't end in tragedy.
Quote: "I'm a hip-hop reporter, man. So I'm always gonna drop names." Rapper The Game takes a journalistic approach to his in-song name checking.
Quote: "I've had more beefs than a f**kin' cattle farm." Rapper The Game admits he's always exchanging words with his rivals.
Quote: "I'm still gang-affiliated, but I can't be out there every day gangbangin' and sellin' crack any more." Musical success has forced rap star The Game to give up the hood.
Quote: "My dad is a United States congressman in (Washington) DC, so he gave him the third degree when he met him." Actress VALEISHA BUTTERFIELD on the night new fiance The Game first met her father GK BUTTERFIELD.