“Rampage Jackson is an Orange County 'HOUSE WIFE'. I'm from the streets
champ, I mean chump!!! Lose lips sink ships……. #checkyaself
That was a tweet rapper Game directed at Irvine Ultimate Fighting Championship brawler and Orange County roadway demolition derby driver Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Apparently the two have been fueding since casting of The A-Team remake (which has made a disappointing $76 million domestically since its June release).
First, Cyrus Langhorne of SOHH.com, a search engine dedicated to hip-hop culture, shared that Twitter post by Game and this one:
You a wrestler…….. so go wrestle n!gga. Cuz if sumn happen to you out here, they lookin for me.. so keep it entertainment “VALLEY N!GGA”
In a previous interview with Baller Status (“daily hip-hop news”), Game explained the source of his ire at Rampage: the rapper auditioned for The A-Team role of B.A. Baracus that went to the mixed-martial arts fighter.
“He couldn't fuck with me. No disrespect to Rampage, but my
dude Rashad Evans whupped that ass,” Game said. “When he had that UFC
fight against Rashad Evans and he lost, I felt like that was me winning. Don't you know nigger? I play Mr. T [who played B.A. Baracus in the TV version] better than you! I pity the fool! I went in there [the audition] and I killed the Mr. T role on my screen test.”
Rampage responded back to Game, also via Baller Status:
“If the Game would've got the role of B.A. Baracus, I
would've never watched The A-Team. I don't care if it turned into a
great big franchise and they made a bunch of sequels, I would've been
like 'Oh man, they got The Game?'” the UFC [fighter] stated. “Homeboy was on the
Change of Heart dating show and his chick had a change of heart. She
went with another dude. [Game] sitting there with blond hair and he all
gangsta talking about he from Compton. I'm from Memphis, and Memphis is
Jackson also fired back at Game via a WorldStarHipHop video:
“He totally disrespected me and stuff. So I told The
Game: 'Look here Game, we could have an act off where you play the role
of B.A.; then we can have a rap off where you rap and I rap; then
let's get in the cage and have a sparring match, let's see who'll win.'
I told the Game that and he shut up talking. No response, it's like
crickets for real.”
A check today of Jackson's website and Twitter page was also like crickets for real. But that could be because he's busy, as SelfLM just tweeted this morning:
Lady GaGa's album release party last night was interesting. It was more weird bumping into Rampage Jackson who is a fan apparently.
- Get in the Cage! After this weekend, Irvine's Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson just might make mixed martial arts everyone's favorite spectator sport