The Kendrick Lamar ‘ghostwriters’ story will blow your mind - here’s the rapper’s lyrics from Eminem: Love Game

Kendrick Lamar performs during the 2019 Tycoon Music Festival at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 8, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is still one of the coolest stories in the modern music industry.

There's always a lot of debate in the music industry about who stands above the rest as the best artist of the lot.

For a number of years, Kendrick Lamar has been ranked as one of, if not the best rapper in the industry but the Compton-born artist has always had his doubters.

The most high profile of which was non-other than Eminem, one of the most revered talents in the business and someone who wanted to put Kendrick Lamar to the test.

What followed has become an almost urban legend in the industry and even to this day remains one of the most fascinating tales in rap music.

Eminem performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California.

Eminem puts Kendrick Lamar to the test

Back in 2013, alongside the immensely talented producer Rick Rubin, Eminem was preparing his first album for three years and the long-awaited sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP.

To bring an extra something to the album, Eminem, who has been no stranger to collaborating with other artists over the years, wanted to include some of the best and brightest talents in the business for The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Kendrick Lamar had clearly been high on Eminem's list but not necessarily for the right reasons. As a result, Eminem wanted his fellow rapper to prove his worth before they worked together on the album.

In 2017, fellow musician Ed Sheeran told the Zach Sang radio show that according to producer Rick Rubin who had also worked with, Eminem devised a special test for Kendrick Lamar.

Rumours had been swirling around Kendrick Lamar and his alleged use of ghostwriters to help him create his music. Eminem wanted to see if that really was the case.

When Kendrick Lamar arrived at the studio, Eminem separated his music industry colleague from his entourage and left him alone in a room to come up with a verse that could be used in the song Love Game.

When Eminem returned to see that Kendrick Lamar had created what Ed Sheeran calls "a sick verse," any thoughts of Lamar using a ghostwriter instantly went out of the window and the song Love Game was born.

Kendrick Lamar's lyrics in Love Game

Despite Love Game being an Eminem song, Kendrick Lamar's verse takes up around one-third of the lyrics in the song which can be read below.

She doesn't love me, no, she don't love me no more

She hates my company, yeah, she don't love me no more

I tried to get her up out of my head, left my bags at the door

She screamed she loved me like she never did before

And I told her (Go where you wanna go

Go do whatcha want to do; I don't care)

And I told her (Go where you wanna go

Go do whatcha want to do; I don't care)

I told that bitch I'm a sucker for love, you're a sucker for dick

Sucking dick in your momma tub, then your granny walked in

Told the stupid nigga to duck under the water

He drowned, like an abortion

They booked you for manslaughter

You beat the case and I called ya

"Sherane is not available now, leave a message at the tone

And Kendrick, don't forget to buy two pair of those

Expensive heels, you little fucking Ferris Wheel

Fucking spinning on me

Fuck you think? We gon' get married still?

Fucking Mary had a little lamb, this ain't no fairy tale

Fairy godmomma better tell you how I fucking feel

Like you should fuckin' beat it

Or fucking eat it while I'm on my period

Now have a blessed day." Bitch, you serious?

I'm in the mirror with this look on my face, curious

Why you ain't fucking with me

You cut me deep as a Caesarean

You know I want you bad as a Benjamin, I'm delirious

I want you bad as the head shattered on George Zimmerman

After the Dillinger hit him diligently and killing him

His mouthpiece for a Cadillac emblem

That's analogy and metaphor for you

I should win a medal for all the ways I adore you

This is me talking cordial, yeah, I got some home trainin'

That ain't what you like, ain't it?

What about if I was as famous as Marshall?

Would you give fellatio in the carpool?

Cops pull us over, they just wanna know if you gargle

Singing, "I hope she's good enough"

Meanwhile you're chasing her

Chlamydia couldn't even get rid of her

Pity the fool and pity the fool in me, I'ma live with the...

The game of love, love, love, love

La-la-la-la-la love

She doesn't love me, no, she don't love me no more

She hates my company, yeah, she don't love me no more

I tried to get her up out of my head, left my bags at the door

She screamed she loved me like she never did before

And I told her (Go where you wanna go

Go do whatcha want to do; I don't care)

And I told her (Go where you wanna go

Go do whatcha want to do; I don't care)

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