The Game remembers Aaron Carter as 'very good human' in touching post about meeting late pop star
The Game said while on a flight in 2005 he approached Aaron, who was in his seat with his headphones on, and asked if he could sit with him
LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: The untimely death of Aaron Carter on Saturday, November 5, came as a great shock to many who wholeheartedly admired the artist. The 34-year-old pop star, who became famous for his chart-topping song 'I Want Candy,' was found dead in his bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California.
Friends, fans and former employees remembered Aaron Carter on social media after his death. American rapper The Game paid tribute to the late artist with a sweet, candid story he shared with his brother Nick Carter. The 42-year-old rapper shared a heartwarming post on Instagram on Monday, November 7, in which he recalls meeting Aaron on a plane in 2005.
"Your words to your brother as honest & pure as they were touched me this morning so I wanted to write you back & share with the world a quick story that was a true testament to Aaron's character & heart." The Game details how Nick Carter’s tribute to his younger brother left him sobbing.
Moving forward, the ‘How We Do’ rapper recalled an incident when he met Carter on a flight to New York. "I boarded a flight to New York with my now 19-year-old son and his mom to do 106 & Park and we were first class so we thought… turns out they overbooked and we were one seat short and he was sitting across the isle and said 'Hey, you guys have little man... you can have my seat Game," The rapper wrote in the caption.
"At this time my first album had dropped and I still wasn't sure everyone knew who I was so every new 'Game' called out was fresh and made me feel like I'd accomplished something great," he continued. "I felt bad about him giving up his seat so I thought to myself… 'f--- that, I'm going to sit in coach too!!!' He had on his headphones… (AirPods weren't a thing back then) but he took them off and I asked him if I could sit. He of course said 'f--- yea man,' " he continued. "We ended up talking the entire damn near 6-hour flight and I can remember thinking how cool it was to be talking to a guy I seen on MTV a million times who my [little] sister loved to death cause again I had just become a star so this was super dope."
Game said Aaron's death "really hurt" his feelings and he immediately thought about their 2005 encounter. "He was dope AF & a very good human," he concluded. "My love & condolences are with you, your family & his baby boy through this tough time & after. Hit me whenever FOREVER. Rest Easy Aaron, fly high kid."
Talking about Carter’s death, the officials have launched an investigation into the matter and have been trying to determine the cause of his death. The star faced legal troubles and addiction over the years, for which he sought treatment. The embattled father said in the interview that Melanie's mother was awarded custody of the 10-month-old child by court order. Aaron has reportedly enrolled in a month-long outpatient program at the Lionrock Rehab Center in Los Angeles.