By Rob Markman
Game has a reputation for baring all (sometimes, maybe too much) and in his new episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music," the Los Angeles rapper is just as frank about the struggles he's been through. In the revealing episode, which aired at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Game opened up about his music career (which has included beef with artists such as 50 Cent), plus his gang affiliations, and difficult family life.
“I think it’s real big and I’m so appreciative for VH1 just reaching out to us and sort of just championing my career and appreciating me,” a sleepy-yet-excited Game told MTV News this morning.
Game is a big fan of the show which has famously profiled musicians like Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige and Game’s mentor Dr. Dre. “I’ve seen a lot of episodes that were about figures that I thought to be bigger than life. I didn’t think I was half way there, just 30 and still trying to find my way through hip-hop,” he said.
Tonight when the show airs, the “Hate It or Love It” rapper will watch on television like so many of his fans. “I haven’t seen any edits or anything, I’m just gonna sit on the couch and watch it with the fam,” he said. “There are so through in their interviews and the people they talk to. They went back from the early stages of my life, even earlier from before I was born. They talked to my mom, my parents, my grandmother, so I think there are a lot of things that will be uncovered people will appreciate knowing.”
Nas will also be a subject of a “Behind the Music” episode this season and when thinking about himself in relation to the Queensbridge MC, Game imagines that he is much more open than his friend and frequent collaborator. “I didn’t hold back none, you know me I don’t hold back anything,” he said. “I can see Nas being a little bit guarded… You know Nas is a bit of a thinker, me I’m just a little more wild and reckless so you know my life is an open book.”