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Rapper 'The Game' Charged with Possession of Firearm in School Zone


Los Angeles authorities have charged The Game with making a criminal threat and possessing a firearm in a school zone.

The June 4 felony charges against the rapper - real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor - stemmed from a fight during a February 24 pickup basketball game in South Los Angeles.

Police said the rapper pulled a gun from his vehicle after punching an opposing player and threatened to shoot him.

The Game was arrested May 11 at his Glendale home and subsequently released on $50,000 bond. He is also charged with exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in a Los Angeles court June 5. If convicted, he faces more than five years in state prison.

His attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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