dr Dre was the focus of Grand Theft Auto Online’s The Contract expansion, but the hip-hop icon initially had no intention of interfering.
Speaking to BET Music, rapper, GTA Online producer and co-writer DJ Pooh said that Dre, who doesn’t quite understand what GTA is, doesn’t want to make music or appear in anything intended for kids.
“It was just ‘no’ at first, but that’s the normal answer you get from Dre,” he said. “Dre is not a gamer. He just didn’t play any of the games. It’s not that he doesn’t like them or anything, he just didn’t play them. He said, ‘I don’t do things for children’.”
Being a huge gaming fan himself, Pooh took his PlayStation to Dr’s mansion and showed him the game in action.
“He was overwhelmed. He didn’t know you could do all those things,” Pooh said. “He said, ‘This is awesome’ and he sees me driving around in a lowrider.
When Dre saw that the game wasn’t just a kid’s toy and told the story of GTA with music and its incredible sales, Dre was convinced.
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Released in December, the Contract update sees Franklin tasking the player with scouting for new music by Dre released specifically for GTA.
The project was heavily rumored for a while before release, and many thought Dre was making music for GTA 6. That doesn’t mean he won’t, but the only thing Rockstar Games has said for sure about the new game is that it is under development .
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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally thinks about tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.
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