Russell Simmons Plays Peacemaker Between Meek Mill & The Game: “I Just Want To Save Their Lives”
The Game and Meek Mill have been trading shots in a war of words online, but business mogul Russell Simmons is attempting to use his influence to dilute the beef.
In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX on Thursday (Sept. 22), Simmons revealed he has initiated conversation with both rappers who have since agreed to close the curtain on their social media dispute by keeping their jabs off the web. “[Meek Mill and Game] haven’t agreed to agree on everything,” he told the website. “They’ve just agreed to stop public beef and they agreed to have a meeting.”
Simmons also shut down TMZ’s allegations that The Game did not agree to the truce, saying that he spoke to the Compton rapper’s manager in the effort to quell a “volatile situation” as well. “I guess everyone has a [reputation] to protect,” Simmons continued. “I just want to save their lives.”
The Game made a pit stop in Meek Mill’s hometown while in Pennsylvania for his 1992 Block Wars Tour, but it seems he was more preoccupied with Philly cheesesteaks than his rap nemesis.
Meek Mill also appears to have cleansed traces of battle on his Instagram account, but additional time will tell if Uncle Rush’s effort was a success.