Rapper The Game To Wed Actress Valeisha Butterfield In March 2007

Compton rapper

The Game has confirmed that he is engaged to actress Valeisha Butterfield and

the two will be married in March of 2007.

In a recent edition

of Sister 2 Sister magazine, the rapper confirmed rumors that he was

engaged. He also revealed that he gave Butterfield a 19-carat engagement ring.

The two have selected

March 22, 2007 to be wed, the date being the anniversary of his proposal to

Butterfield, who has small roles in Remember The Titans and Road Trip.

"I was just

as surprised as my family and everybody was," Butterfield told Sister 2

Sister when The Game proposed. "I didn't pass out, but I buckled and he

caught me. We never dated, that's the thing; we went from being friends

to being engaged."

Lil' Jon, Hilary

Duff and others were present at a private engagement dinner that was held in

California to celebrate to couple's union.

Butterfield is

also the daughter of North Carolina Congressman GK Butterfield, who reportedly

gave the gangster rapper "the third degree" upon their first meeting.

Fans of the rapper

can see him on the silver screen as "Big Meat" in the movie Waist

Deep, which opened yesterday (June 23) and stars R&B singer/rapper/actor

Tyrese Gibson Meagan Good and Larenz Tate.