The Game not too long ago confirmed off a brand new look on Instagram, and followers shortly identified how a lot he resembles his late good friend, Nipsey Hussle.
Since Nipsey’s heartbreaking taking pictures demise again in March, Game has been posting about him frequently on social media, and even went so far as getting an enormous tattoo of Nip’s face on his chest.
Now, some followers are accusing Game of taking his obvious obsession with Nipsey a bit too far.
The picture Game shared is of him sitting in a barber’s chair getting lined up, and it’s clear that he’s displaying off his contemporary braids.
The “All Eyez” rapper captioned the submit:
You gotta be taught to smile by way of the bullsh*t … been within the reduce letting my sh*t develop on the low lmaooo … Shout out @westcoastbraids for gettin a younger ni**a proper & my dawg @allenray_3 for the precision on this immaculate line-up lol… Oh’ & me & my brother @DaveEast [are] now at “WAR” wit the size on this braids… you betta pull up on em so that they get longer, give me one other month
While some followers thought he resembled Jidenna, others stated Game’s braids put them within the thoughts of Nipsey Hussle.
“Nip 2.0,” one IG person commented. “Game Hussle?” joked one other.
Another hip-hop fan stated on Twitter: “The Game gotta be the corniest ni**a out, now he getting braids. He wanna be Nipsey so dangerous.”
The Game gotta be the corniest nigga out , now he getting braids . He wanna be Nipsey so dangerous ??
— Cee (@_CeesUpMan) October 20, 2019
This isn’t the primary time Game has confronted criticism from followers accusing him of copying Nipsey Hussle. Last month, eager listeners identified that Game’s verse on Dom Kennedy “PHARAOHS” gave the impression of Nipsey.
Lmao… Yes, sure he does. He wanna be Nipsey so dangerous https://t.co/7qk5JwM2Ww
— ?Wo?fOfNewYork?? (@Word2myKnicks) September 6, 2019
Game additionally not too long ago got here underneath heavy hearth from followers who accused him of exploiting Nipsey’s title for financial achieve after he introduced his new report label Prolific Records LA and its accompanying merch model. (FYI: Nipsey had the phrase “Prolific” tattooed on his face.)
The Game is absolutely doing his greatest to revenue off of Nipsey Hussle lol he’s sick. Even Nips mates are mad about it pic.twitter.com/QGx7oV4jwh
— . (@YaniG4L) October 17, 2019
However, the Los Angeles rapper made it clear that he’s doing nothing of the kind, and he, the truth is, sought the blessing of Nipsey’s household earlier than making his announcement.
“The use of the world ‘Prolific’ by myself is the only way of helping to carry on my bro’s legacy,” he wrote on his Instagram Stories. “Any merch that has been bought has my face on it, my albums is all footage, logos and so forth are associated to THE GAME.
“Out of love for Nip, Blacc Sam and his immediate family etc. I purposely did not include any pics of Nip nor his likeness & directed all traffic to @themarathonclothing as I’ve done since bro’s passing. I’ve spoken closely to ‘Blacc Sam’ every step of the way & have had his blessing with things I’ve done to help honor bro’s name and continue his legacy.”