The Black Wall Street label owner The Game was arrested today (Oct. 28th) in
Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Game, whose real name
is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was shopping and greeting fans in the Four Seasons
Town Center in a Halloween mask
Authorities were unaware
of the reason for the commotion and approached Taylor and allegedly asked him
to remove his mask.
Once authorities realized
that he was a celebrity, they allegedly tried to diffuse the situation.
Officials said The Game
grew hostile and stated "Ya'll don't know who I am," and proceeded
to make a scene.
Police stated that after
several attempts to resolve the situation were unsuccessful, The Game and an
associate was subsequently arrested and charged with two misdemeanors of disorderly
conduct and resisting arrest.
The Game was released without
bail and was slated to performed at Winston-Salem State
“They thought I was
Rodney King,” Game told WFMY News 2. “I would play the racial card
but we’ve done that too much. I’m here for the concert and signing
a little girl’s autograph got me arrested.”
Footage taken by a fan captures
several officers pushing and shoving the rapper, who’s not wearing a mask
during the incident.
As Game is backing away,
an officer pulls out a can of pepper spray and aims it in the rapper’s
The Game is then handcuffed
and led out of the mall.
a use in force, regardless of where it occurs or when it occurs, we always initiate
an internal investigation and that’s exactly what will happen in this
case,” a police representative said. “There was a use of force and
we made an arrest for two individuals who are part of the rap group The Game.
When we applied pepper spray to those folks, that automatically means we will
initiate an investigation to determine whether that was justified. “
The Game said he would call
his lawyers to seek legal recourse.