I rarely give Compton rapper The Game’s utterances any serious consideration, but after appearing on the radio to discuss his upcoming VH1 reality show, “Marrying the Game,” I walked away shaking my head.
During the interview, the Game told New York’s Power 105.1 radio hosts that his on-again-off again relationship with his girlfriend Tiffney Cambridge suffered because of his infidelity, but things could have been better if she would just accept his cheating ways.
“I think that would be great man,” The Game said after being asked if polygamy should be legalized. “It would make it easier for women. The truth is every man cheats. Fat men, skinny men, basketball player, guy who can’t play, nerds, smart guy, it doesn’t matter.”
After asserting that every man cheats, The Game quickly walked back his comments and claimed his cheating days were behind him.
“I’m not going to throw myself under the bus on this highly syndicated radio show,” he explained, “but every man cheats. A woman is better off assuming exactly what I said. You’ll be better off that way.”
Apparently, Game’s fiancé Tiffney Cambridge, a public school teacher, didn’t feel that things were “better off that way.” She supposedly called off the wedding due to his inability to keep it in his pants. Interestingly enough, The Game admitted that if Tiffney, or any other woman he was with, cheated he’d leave. Why? He’d never “understand” it.
Whenever I hear an admitted cheater say that women should just accept the fact that all men—not some, but all—will cheat, I have to call BS.
Instead of owning up to their own faults and missteps, they attempt to dupe women (and themselves) into thinking that infidelity is somehow branded into their DNA.
While the jury’s still out on whether men and women were meant to mate for life, once you make a commitment to be exclusive to your partner, you should honor it. And in the event that you can’t (or no longer want to), then it’s time to move on…no cheating necessary.