After much speculation that 50 Cent could and would budge The Game‘s June 24th release date for his own G-Unit release, the Compton rapper’s release date has changed – and he’s saying that it is on his own accord.

I will drop my album on July 8th in order to clean up the
mess 50 [Cent] made with his new release on July 1st. I thank all my fans for
their support on the new single, “Pain” featuring Keyshia Cole [click to hear],”
said The Game to HipHopDX in a statement made through his Black Wall Street Records executives.

Inside sources are claiming that while The Game‘s L.A.X. is no longer releasing on the day originally planned, G-Unit‘s Terminate On Sight also lost the June release. With this shuffle in the dates, sources may question whether The Game actually pulled the strings at Interscope.

According to 50 Cent, The Game has three remaining albums in his contract, which 50 Cent helped broker, and still reportedly is a financially beneficiary at the west coast-based label. Meanwhile, 50 Cent has one remaining solo release with the label he’s been signed to since 2003, as well as an upcoming solo greatest hits collection.

Interscope has yet to comment in the matter.