The Game Denies Sending Tweet That Caused Sheriff's Office Lines to Jam
The rapper claims a friend of his got ahold of his phone while he was in the middle of a photo shoot.
The Game says he isn't to blame for the tweet that caused a Compton sheriff's office emergency phone line to jam.
The rapper is facing charges following a tweet that was sent from his account Friday to his more than 580,000 followers.
The phone lines were jammed for about two hours after a tweet from the Game’s account said that if anyone wanted an internship, they should call that number.
The Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times that the problems began after 5 p.m. on Friday.
"This was beyond irresponsible," sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker told the Times. "The deputies' ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded."
But the rapper told TMZ he never wrote the tweet. He said he was at a photo shoot when a friend of his -- who goes by the Twitter handle @wackstar -- got ahold of the Game's phone and begin typing messages and numbers.
The Game insisted he had no idea one of the numbers was to the Sheriff's Department. He said he shouldn't be charged with a crime.
"Casey Anthony can get away with murder, and the Game goes to jail for tweeting. God bless America," he said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department are considering misdemeanor charges against the rapper because the prank calls caused the office to delay response to real emergency calls including a missing person, a spousal assault, two robberies and a stolen car, according to reports.
Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor and who uses the name Charles Louboutin on Twitter, responded after the Sheriff’s office asked him to remove the phone number from his tweet, claiming it was an accident.
“Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!!” he wrote.
The Game rose to fame as a member of the group G-Unit and received two Grammy nomination for his solo album The Documentary.