The Game Misses Court Date, Judge Issues Warrant

Compton, CA rapper

The Game missed a scheduled court date in Manhattan yesterday (Mar. 30), related

to charges that he impersonated a police officer in Nov. According

to the New York Post, a warrant was issued for the rapper’s arrest, but

the warrant will not be activated unless he misses his next court date, which

is scheduled for Jun. 13.The

Game was arrested on Nov. 16, after he allegedly ordered a cab driver to run several

red lights. When

the cab was stopped by police, the driver told police that the Game, born Jayceon

Taylor, said he was an undercover police officer and allegedly urged the cab driver

to run the red lights.Police

promptly arrested The Game and charged him with impersonating a police officer.

"This

is a ploy by the Hip-Hop police to humiliate me, because they harass and follow

me every time I come to New York," The Game told AllHipHop.com shortly after

his arrest. "I was in New York promoting my album. I never impersonated anyone

especially and absolutely never a police officer." An

arrest warrant was issued for the rapper on Jan. 16, after he failed to appear

for his first court date related to the charges. On

Jan. 30, The Game appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. His

lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, welcomed a trial."The

police are harassing him," Lichtman said after the rapper pleaded innocent.

"It’s an embarrassment for them. The cops follow him from the moment he lands

to the moment he leaves. A limo driver freaked out, that’s it. They are harassing

him, but there will be some harassment going the other way at the trial."

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