The Game Cleared of Twitter Phone Prank
After giving a public apology, the rapper The Game is off the hook for a tweet that went out from his account, prompting his hundreds of thousands of followers to call a phone number for a Compton Sheriff’s office. The calls jammed the emergency lines for several hours, due to the high volume.
The rapper went on CNN to voice an apology. "My sincerest apologies to the Sheriff's Department, and it was a joke gone wrong," he said.
"Based upon our investigation, as well as consultation with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the LASD considers the criminal investigation into this matter closed,” said the sheriff’s department in a statement. “The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will not be seeking criminal charges."
The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor and goes by the name Charles Louboutin on Twitter, has a tweet on his account on Friday telling his more than 580,000 that if they were interested in an internship, they should call a phone number, which turned out to be the number of a sheriff’s office emergency line in Compton.
After the incident, the rapper originally denied the accusations. He said that a friend took his phone while he was at a photoshoot and had made the tweet. "Casey Anthony can get away with murder, and the Game goes to jail for tweeting. God bless America," he had told TMZ.
The Game rose to fame as a member of the group G-Unit and received two Grammy nomination for his solo album The Documentary.