The recently leaked Game song featuring Lil Wayne titled “My Life” [click to listen] is already making waves on the internet. But it is not because of the obvious two top tier emcees on the song. The issue at hand is the version that leaked onto the net with Game spitting the following lines:
“You see them 24’s spinning, I earned ‘em/and all the pictures of me and Em, I burned ‘em/ so there ain’t no proof that I ever walked through 8 Mile/and since there’s no Proof, I’ll never walk through 8 Mile”
Moments after the version leaked and began to spread, another version of the song – which is the album version according to an Interscope representative – hit the net without the controversial lines. Along with that came a statement from Game clearing up the lyrics.
“When I originally wrote the song ‘My Life’ I was trying to think back on events that affected my life and how they changed me,” Game says. “When I first got signed to Aftermath and G-Unit I was exposed to so many different people from Dre to Em to 50 to Proof. I always identified with Proof. We were always cool and he would reach out to me when ever I was going through something.”
Game goes on to explain how the song was not meant to be offensive by any means and was clearly taken out of context.
“I remember when Proof died vividly and now every time I think about going to Detroit I get depressed. That is what I was trying to say in that verse and the more I looked at I realized that people would take it the wrong way…the way they are taking it now that it leaked. So I decided to change it so that this bullshit wouldn’t happen and now it’s happened anyway,” he continued.
In the end, Game apologizes for that version of the song even being heard by the masses.
“For the record, this is not the version on my album, this is not the version that radio will get and this is not the version that I just shot the video to. Furthermore, I apologize to anyone who took this the wrong way as that was never my intention.”