The Game Denies Exploiting Nipsey Hussle's Name With Instagram Statement
18 October 2019, 17:34
The Game has bee accused of using Nipsey Hussle's name for financial gain. The West Coast rapper took to Instagram to respond to the recent claims.
The Game has responded to accusations claiming that he is exploiting Nipsey Hussle's name. The West Coast rapper took to Instagram to clear his name after fans claim he is using the late rapper's name for profit.
The accusations came after the 39-year-old rapper announced his newly founded label called Prolific Records. The label name was inspired by Hussle's distinctive face tattoo.
The Game also posted several photos of his Prolific Records merch, which reportedly sold out within 30 minutes of its release.
Underneath the comment section on his post, many fans were quick to accuse The Game of trying to capitalize off Nipsey's name.
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Hood morning (no typo)... 30 minutes from now @prolificrecordsla will have a full RE-STOCK of everything. Sorry for yesterday, I tried to respond to as many DM’s as possible due to all items being completely SOLD OUT !!!! CLICK THE LINK in my bio or go to theprolificrecords.com to buy your gear NOW #PRLA
On fan took to Twitter and wrote "The Game is really doing his best to profit off of Nipsey Hussle lol he’s sick. Even Nips friends are mad about it".
Another fam chimed in saying "No one was really using the word “Prolific” as much until Nipsey passed. Then here comes The Game wanting to brand it".
The Game responded to the claims in an Instagram post. The rapper took to Instagram story and says he uses the word "prolific" as a way to continue Nipsey's legacy.
"The use of he word 'Prolific' by myself is only my way of helping to carry on my bro’s legacy," The Game wrote. "Any merch that has been sold has my face on it, my albums is all pictures, logos etc are related to THE GAME."
"Out of the love for Nip, Blacc Sam, his immediate family etc I purposely did not include any pics of Nip nor his likeness & directed all traffic to The Marathon Clothing as I’ve done since bro’s passing."
He continued: "I’ve spoken closely to 'Blacc Sam' every step of the way & have had his blessing with things I’ve done to help honor bro’s name & continue his legacy."
"I’ve only done things I feel bro would’ve done to keep me going if I was no longer here in the physical. Before assuming, passing judgment, or running to the internet to be negative, DM me or hit me & I will be happy to respond or elaborate further to as many people as I can." See the full response above.