The Game has been accused of scamming multiple up-and-coming rappers by allegedly sending messages to their DM’s, offering them a slot on his mixtape in exchange for $500 to $1,000. And uploading songs to an account with only 266 followers. Instead of his verified account.
West Coast Rapper The Game has upset some aspiring artists after promising to work with them once they pay for a slot on one of his mixtapes. According to an Instagram post from the Foo Community, the Compton rapper has been accused of scamming multiple up-and-coming rappers by allegedly sending messages to their DM’s, offering them a slot on his mixtape in exchange for $500 to $1,000.
The Instagram post stated that after the money was paid, instead of the Game uploading the music to his verified Soundcloud account. He uploaded it to another separate account with only266 followers.
The Game stands accused of not marketing the music on main social media outlets like Instagram and Facebook. In December, the Game released 7 mixtape compilations, which included 34 songs each. Out of 241 songs, the views were as low as 5 and as high as 250, with the exception of one track that received 1,200 views.
When the allegations were made, the West Coast rapper respond right away. However, recently it appears that the Game addressed the accusations via Instagram. The 41-year-old shared messages from the artists who are featured on his mixtape.
“Shout out to @losangelesconfidential for putting my song on the tape,” while another says, “Shout out to @losangelesconfidential for putting me on the mixtape a true honor.” The post read.
Some of the artists that were allegedly scammed by the Game. Plus, some of his fans believe the rapper resulted to this fraudulent act because of the lawsuit in October 2019 after he was found liable for sexual battery by a jury in 2016. The Game was ordered to pay ‘She Got Game’ reality star Priscilla Rainey $7.1 million.
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.