Game has threw shots at Jay-Z, on occasion, throughout his career, sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly. But, despite the disses, the Compton rap star says he respects him "as a lyricist."
During a recent interview with Vibe.com, the rapper expressed his doubts about a collaboration between the two every happening, but commented on the beef and his amazement of still having a career after it.
"I'm probably one of the only cats that ever went straight at Jay-Z's neck and still had a career after, which was risky," Game explained. "I remember even fighting... with the mother of my children cause she was a Jay-Z fan. She was like, 'You don't know what you're doing. He's gonna come back and we’re not gonna be able to survive.' And I just wanted to be like, 'What? This is crazy.' But Jay and Beyonce are a powerful couple man. They'll turn your whole family against you."
Although Jay-Z has never fully responded to any of Game's disses, he believes that he is respected by Jay-Z as an artist, as well.
"Jay never responded," said Game. "Number one, he is smart and I think that he knows that I'm reckless and there's nothing that I can't say. But, he has to be filtered because he's more of a businessman and older and he's doing all these business deals. So he can't really go as reckless as I can, but once I go, I'm going. Plus Jay, I think in his own right respects me as a lyricist. He doesn't have to do a song with me, but I know that he listens and I know that he respects me cause he responds sometime."