Organizers of the
Magic Convention booted The Game out of the Las Vegas Convention center, out of
fear that Marion “Suge” Knight was planning to retaliate against the
rapper for a weekend shooting in Miami, Florida.
According to eyewitnesses, Game was attempting to showcase his
Hurricane by 310 sneakers at the convention, which attracts major players in
the fashion industry.
Sources stated that an previous incident in which The Game clashed
with Knight’s entourage – as well as last weekend’s unsolved shooting
of Knight – played a part in having security remove the rapper.
Last June, The Game and Knight crossed paths at the Sunset Room iin California and an altercation ensued, but no one was injured.
Early Sunday morning Knight was shot in the leg at a Kanye West
sponsored MTV Video Music Awards party at the Shore Club in Miami, Florida.
Few facts are known about the shooting and according to police,
witnesses are reluctant to come forward.
Police officials are also waiting on ballistics evidence recovered
from the scene and from Knight’s clothing to determine if he was shot
or if he accidentally discharged a gun and shot himself.
If it is determined the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, Knight
would be in violation of his probation for carrying a weapon.
“They were concerned Suge was gonna retaliate at Magic,
so Game being there was a security risk,” a source speaking under condition
of anonymity told AllHipHop.com. “Game came into a secured area and only
people with appointments were allowed to see him. When they found out he was
in the booth, they escorted him out.”
The Game confirmed the incident with the Associated Press shortly
after he was kicked out of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
"They had a lot of state police exit us right out of the
building," Game told The Associated Press. "They were scared there
was going to be some drama, but I don’t know why they would be scared because
I had nothing to do with (the shooting)."
The rapper also denied he was involved in the shooting, stating that he didn’t
see Knight in the club at all, which was jam packed with at least 500 people.
According to reports, the Compton, California native and Knight
met on the beach earlier in the day, further dispelling rumors of tension between
the two despite their previous altercation.
“Its a shame that an incident that happens on one coast would affect a promotion of the (Hurricane) sneakers on another. Speculation here will make matters worst in this matter,” Game’s manager Jimmy Henchmen said.
The Game and Knight
both have ties to the Bloods street gang. Knight was a co-founder in Death Row
Records with Dr. Dre, Knight’s nemesis and Game’s mentor and producer.