Game says 40 Glocc's lawsuit is no match for his "Nia Long" money.
After exchanging Twitter jabs, the two rappers traded fisticuffs earlier this year in L.A. Game later uploaded a video of the incident to the web, which appeared to show him getting the better of his foe. Glocc later sued Game for assault, battery and damaging his reputation.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Game said the lawsuit came as a surprise. "I didn't think that he was going to sue," Game said. "That's the thing with rappers: If you sue, your rap career is done because that disintegrates your street cred. So I thought, this is one of the most street guys ever in Hip Hop, right? Says his mouth and the Internet. So I didn't think he would sue. Then one day, one of my boys called me and said somebody served papers at the house."
But Game insisted that he wasn't concerned about the suit. "I get my lawyers and we'll go and all he probably wants is a couple grand or something, and my money is like, Nia Long, if you can understand that," he said. "We'll take care of that. We'll address it accordingly and we'll get out of there."
Game criticized Glocc's lawsuit as a bad look for both his reputation and L.A. "As far as Los Angeles Hip Hop is concerned, I'm sort of at the top of the totem pole. Anything that's a bad representation of me and my region, it's not pretty cool at all," he said. "You got this guy named 40 Glocc who I call Lawrence White. Let's just take the Glocc and 40 out of his name because it doesn't make sense. That's like a real nerdy guy being called Bazooka. It doesn't make sense."
Game also described Glocc's former reputation as a rapper who'd jump and rob other artists and record the results. "What happens is, he hears about rappers or artists coming to Los Angeles — whether here for awards or here to shoot a video — he rounds up whatever street guys, thugs or not, that he can, and he'll come to your video shoot or wherever you're at in the masses, 40 or 50 deep, and he'll put you in a situation," Game said. "If you're not from California, not from Los Angeles and you don't really know how it works, you'll be taken by surprise. Of course, you're out of the envelope meaning that if you're from New York and you're in L.A., you become victim to the area."
Game explained how he turned the tables. "I said something to him and he turned around and saw it was me and ran down the hill as fast as he could...I caught him, I just start whupping on him...That was the end of 40 Glocc and his career."
40 Glocc has yet to respond to the video, but judging from his recently released diss track, "The Full Edit," which goes at Game and his fiancée, his ego is still hurting, even if his face isn't.
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