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.
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."