On Thursday (May 16), the Los Angeles native explained why he will scale back on posting tributes to the late rapper. Originally, The Game would share an image of Hussle every morning, but decided to upload a photo of himself, writing, "My 1st thought was to find another inspiring picture of Nip & post it because I know there are thousands, maybe millions of you who use it & the messages below it as daily motivation."
However, the rapper says he realized how triggering his posts could be for Hussle's family and partner Lauren London. He also admitted the tributes, which he dubbed #OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway, was making it harder for himself to "accept the reality" of Hussle's passing. Out of respect for everyone's grieving process, The Game revealed he has come up with a new way to honor Hussle's legacy.
"I think the best option for me at this point will be to maybe do [tributes] once a week & call it #MarathonMondays," he wrote. "I will use the other 6 days of the week to continue giving you daily motivation and hope that it will give you the same fuel the previous posts have."
The Documentary rapper later apologized for disappointing anyone who enjoyed his posts which began last month. "I come to you in my most humbled state asking that you truly find understanding in my decisions," he stated.
When the news first broke of Hussle's murder on March 31, The Game shared his heartbreaking reaction on social media. "Why n—s do the homie like that man? At his own motherf—king shop. In his own f—king hood, man," the 39-year-old shouted. "I can't even f—king sleep man. I'm disgusted by this s—t," he declared.
Since then, many of his posts have included behind the scenes stories and cherished memories of his longtime friendship with the Marathon rapper. Keep reading to see The Game's explanation for discontinuing his daily tributes ahead.
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I woke up today with a bunch of mixed emotions as sometimes we as humans do. My 1st thought was to find another inspiring picture of Nip & post it because I know there are thousands, maybe millions of you who use it & the messages below it as daily motivation. Then I thought, for his wife & family most of who follow me... might be saddened by the constant reminders not just on my page but everywhere they look online & on social media making it harder for them to find peace. So, I then sat on my bed in deep thought as to how to service all of you, continue giving you daily jewels as well as his memory all while respecting his woman & his families grieving period... When I started the #OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway I did it with pure intentions of honoring my homie & his memory as I know he would’ve given his heart to servicing my memory if the same had happened to me. I didn’t think of how it’s consistency would make those closest to him feel as my posts have a long reach. In no way shape or form did posting my nigga daily do anything for me outside of making it harder for even myself to accept the reality of his passing. But as the days & the posts grew, I saw the positive effect it had on the many people who read them & that gave me a lot of joy, so I continued them. I am now at the crossroads of what to do or how to continue these motivational posts, service bros memory & give those whose wounds are re-opened with every reminder their tranquility. I can’t bring myself to totally stop posting my brother as my heart will not allow it & I have my own marathon to continue in his memory. I think the best option for me at this point will be to maybe do it once a week & call it #MarathonMondays. Let me know what you guys think... & I will use the other 6 days of the week to continue giving you daily motivation and hope that it will give you the same fuel the previous posts have. Use today as a reminder of how short life is & seize the moment for tomorrow is not promised to any of us. If any part of the above mentioned disappointed you, my apologies. I come to you in my most humbled state asking that you truly find understanding in my decisions. #TheMarathonContinues 🏁