Rapper The Game is defending a controversial 'bling' boast in the lyrics of his new song BIG DREAMS, insisting hip-hop's biggest stars all wear conflict diamonds.
The Los Angeles-based hitmaker brags about having "blood diamonds straight out of Angola" in the song, at a time when many celebrities are urging shoppers not to buy conflict gems.
But The Game insists he isn't about to pretend rap's big names are bothered about where their diamonds come from.
He says, "I know the negatives of what I said, but the truth is, we're all wearing blood diamonds, so it ain't just me.
"Do I feel the struggle in Africa? Yeah. Do I think people should be dying over diamonds? No. But it ain't like I'm the only cat around with a chain on."