A west coast hip-hop rapper known as The Game took to social media to talk about the troubles he feels immigrants face in America. He reportedly posted, “We would cripple America if we moved back to Africa.”
Here is a screenshot from his Instagram story:
However, he does not specify exactly what he means by “we” in the post. Is he talking about rappers and other artists? Is he referring to African Americans in general? His message is left up for interpretation, and from what I gather, he is referring to the black population in America. In which case, is a sad way for him to look at life and the entire situation.
The Game was born as Jayceon Terrell Taylor on November 27th, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He spent grew up in Compton and ended up joining a gang known as the Cedar Block Piru Bloods.
However, after being shot and surviving after a three-day coma, he decided to turn his life around. Instead of continuing in the thug way of life on the streets, he pursued his American dream and gave rap a shot.
He was mentored by both Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. Unfortunately for him, there was a lot of drama and controversy among the group of rappers and they fell out.
As a man who grew up in the heart of the streets and found his way to fame by pursuing his dreams, you would think Taylor would be more of an advocate for America and Capitalism. I doubt Africa would have offered him the same opportunities that he received here.