Compton, CA rapper The Game pleaded not guilty to felonious charges of assault yesterday (June 7) stemming from an altercation in which he allegedly punched an opposing player in the face and then pulled a gun out, during a game of basketball.
Charges were officially filed against The Game on June 4, in connection with the February incident. According to prosecutors, the incident occurred at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex in South Los Angeles.
The rapper allegedly punched the player during the game and then pulled a gun out of his red Cadillac Escalade and threatened to shoot the individual.
In May, Los Angeles Police Department officers searched The Game’s house seeking evidence in connection with the altercation.
He was arrested after officers concluded the search of his Glendale home and made headlines around the world, when footage surfaced of the rapper grimacing and making faces in the back of a police car, as officers took him to jail.
The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, faces three counts, including making a criminal threat and showing a firearm in the presence of an officer.
He is free on $50,000 bail. If convicted, The Game faces up to five years in prison.