The Truth About 50 Cent Ghostwriting Rumors, According to The Game


The Game is known for keeping up with the latest music news and never shying away from addressing rumors. In a recent interview with Amazon Music’s Bimma Williams, he took the opportunity to set the record straight on a headline related to his career.

Several years ago, during a Clubhouse broadcast, music professional Wack100 claimed that The Game had written 50 Cent’s 2003 song, “What Up Gangsta.” This track appeared on 50 Cent’s influential debut album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. However, The Game reveals that this claim isn’t entirely true.

The Game explained, “I didn’t write ‘What Up Gangsta’ for 50. I was there and part of the influence.” He further clarified that the chorus, which includes the lyrics, “What up, Blood? What up, Cuz? What up, Gangsta?” is influenced by his hometown of Los Angeles.

Additionally, The Game emphasized, “But yeah, I didn’t do any writing for 50, and 50 didn’t write for me. While 50 Cent is skilled with melodies and hooks, he cannot compete with me when it comes to lyricism.” He wanted to make it clear that he respects 50 Cent’s talents but believes his own lyricism is superior.

Interestingly, 50 Cent previously denied The Game’s involvement with the track. During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, he stated, “[The Game] said he wrote ‘What Up Gangsta.’ I’m like, ‘C’mon, bro. You weren’t even around when we did that. That was Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. We didn’t even know who he was until after. There’s a point when you [reach] desperation, and you’ll say anything.”


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