*The Game continues his efforts to dialogue with LAPD in the wake of recent police killings of black men and revenge killings against officers, but his latest endeavor appears to have irritated rapper Waka Flocka, who filmed two videos on Wednesday (July 20) questioning the sincerity of “gangster rappers” who are suddenly activists.
The Game’s new 48-second video with LAPD police chief Charlie Beck, released earlier on Wednesday, has both reciting stats about gun violence and promoting positivity. It’s the first in a new #StopTheViolence campaign that will feature more public figures spreading messages about the importance of dialogue and mutual accountability.
Watch The Game’s #StoptheViolence PSA below:
— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) July 20, 2016
The PSA is also the latest effort from The Game to dialogue with LAPD following the recent shootings. Earlier this month, he and Snoop Dogg led a peaceful march to LAPD headquarters, where they met with Beck and mayor Eric Garcetti to discuss ways to improve to the relationship between police and minority communities. Last weekend, the Game met with Beck again to hold an anti-violence summit with anti-gang activists and gang members.
But Waka Flocka is skeptical. He took to Instagram Wednesday to call out “gangsta rappers…showing their bodies and d**k prints,” who are suddenly activists following the recent police shootings.
“Sh*t be funny to me,” Waka said in one of two videos. “People be like ‘Waka, why you not standing up and saying this?’ Because rap n*ggas is funny to me. One minute they shoe salesmen, they f*cking garbage men, revolutionary men, now they gangsta rappers. They f*cking models on Instagram, showing their bodies and d**k prints. These n*ggas is confused. I can’t talk about nothing I don’t fully understand. I’m not going to lead people to a f*cked up direction and make people go a certain way.”
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The Game responded to Waka’s videos with his own, using a Jamaican accent to come for Waka’s supposed breakup with wife Tammy Rivera:
To whom it may concern: mi nah ramp wid di bumboclatt rap bwoy dem, ‘specially wid a waste man dat wear dry up counterfeit locks & hav big lip like a one gyals swell up pomms dat di catch a herpes. But be’cuz mi juss a feel well & blessed today, mi a guh share some words of wisdom … Stop catch up wid di bad mind people dem, take heed & recognize when Jah bless yuh wid a good ‘ooman (Tammy). Swallow yuh pride and use all di goodness life has blessed you with to go and catch her back! Be’cuz truss when mi seh! Yuh nah whan di bad man tingz. My Yute, yuh nah whan dis yah… Back to da positive vibrations, may Jah Bless yuh on your journey. Man dem fi seh, BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!! Yah Dun Know!
A video posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on
Unfortunately, this didn’t end there. Waka responded to The Game’s response, claiming he wasn’t even coming for the Compton rapper in his original videos.
“Like if you felt I was even talking about you, you should have just called me my n*gga. I wasn’t even talking about you. How many n*ggas posed with they sh*t out? I’m just saying sh*t that happened. I pose nude for PETA n*gga. I’m not ashamed of sh*t I did, I’m just talking. But if you were on positive vibes, you would’ve called me on some positive sh*t instead of being real commercial and comical about it. Turning this sh*t into some kind of war. This is real positive vibes right here. I’m not mad at you homie. But just know you fed into what the blogs wanted.