Boxer Peter Quillin shared photos of Em’s daughter — including some of her in a bikini — on Facebook on Wednesday (August 10), comparing what she looks like now to when she was a child. “Eminem’s daughter Hailie, then and now.. p.s. she is 26,” he captioned the post.
The Game came across the post and took to the comments section with his own input. “Can she rap?” he wrote, drawing over 3,700 likes and 900 replies by Thursday morning (August 11).
Eminem fans quickly came to his defense in the replies, with one person referencing Slim Shady’s beef with Machine Gun Kelly: “maybe not but shes more relevant than you and your career. Look at the last artist that talked about Ems daughter you’ll be next.”
Another fan wrote: “boy stop. If there was no Eminem there would be NO 50 cent. Then there would be no you! Mic drop.” A third person said: “your good I love your music but Eminem would smash you in a battle brotha no disrespect.”
The Game allegedly references Hailie Jade on a new song called “The Black Slim Shady,” from his upcoming Drillmatic: Heart vs. Mind album (out August 12). “Got Hailie in black panties, legs open that ho fine/Em a pro at takin’ a knee, dick suckin’ his whole life,” he raps, according to Genius.
However, The Game took to Instagram Live in April claiming the lyrics were fake. “I hopped on live to holla at Rap Genius,” he said. “Them n-ggas put some lyrics up talking about they was my lyrics, the fucking ‘Black Slim Shady’ lyrics, bruh.
“They ain’t my lyrics, I didn’t write that garbage shit. Better know better than that. When Game come, that shit gon’ be official. It ain’t gon’ be no lyrics to Rap Genius out there. Do your due diligence before y’all get to throwing shit up. Fake news and shit, fake lyrics. It ain’t my lyrics.”
“Eminem is Eminem, I like Eminem,” he said in March. “He’s one of the fucking good MCs, great MCs. I used to think Eminem was better than me. He not, he’s not. Challenge it. Yes, I do [want to do Verzuz against Eminem]. What you mean, yeah I do? The fuck you mean? I’m not saying I want smoke with Eminem; I’m saying I want smoke with Eminem, him, and him, whoever.”
Days later, he added: “When y’all say Eminem is better and all that, I see it, I see it. I feel you. And you know what? If you feel like Eminem is better than me, that’s your opinion. But it’s a lot of people that feel like I’m better than Eminem, and that’s they opinion.
“Me personally? Is Eminem better than me? Nah, he not, bro. And I think the best way to see if he is or if I am is let’s rap about it. Let’s get up. Let’s get in the studio. Let’s rap about it. Let’s do something. Let’s put something out. Let’s see ’cause that’s what this shit is, bro. It’s rap.”
“When have you ever heard Eminem in a club?” he questioned. “When have you ever heard it in the locker room? And I’m not taking away from that, I don’t hear Eminem in the streets. I just don’t. It’s not saying he can’t rap. The skillset is there. I’m just the better rapper. I just haven’t been given the light he’s been giving.”