News: Game Wants To Erase Gangster Credibility, Asks Judge To Ignore Profane & Violent Lyrics
Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 11:00AM
Black Wall Street leader Game requested that the judge for his upcoming assault trial keep references to his gangster rap career out of the courtroom.
Based on reports, Game is addressing legal woes over a 2008 assault case.
Gangster rapper The Game doesn't want to be referred to as a gangster rapper anymore -- but it's not because he's changing professions ... it's because he's trying to win a court case. In the new documents, the gangster rapper is asking the judge to 86 all references to him being a gangster or gangster rapper during the trial ... because he's afraid it would prejudice the jury against him. In the docs, the gangster rapper also doesn't want any mention of his lyrics during the trial ... because they contain references to violence and profanity. (TMZ)
The incident initially took place three years ago in California.
The hip-hop star - real name Jayceon Taylor - was arrested in 2007 for possessing a firearm in a school zone following an altercation on a Los Angeles basketball court. He pleaded no contest to the charge, served eight days in jail and carried out community service as part of his sentence. However, Taylor is facing a civil action from basketball coach Shannon Rodrick, who filed suit in 2008 accusing the rapper of punching and threatening him during the incident. (Star Pulse)
A breakdown of what occurred was later revealed on the Internet.
The altercation that resulted in the lawsuit stemmed from a City Hoops basketball game in South Los Angeles on February 24, 2007 where Game's team, Litem-up, were losing by double-digits to Rodrick's Blazers. During a time-out, he allegedly approached the coach saying "Your team is garbage" and "You guys are nothing but a bunch of busters," according to the suit. Turning from his players to approach Game, Rodrick was allegedly punched in the face before the rapper went to his car to grab a gun saying "I'm going to blast this fool." He then proceeded to run into the gym and hide until Game left the basketball court. (Contra Costa Times)
Prior to being sued, a judge recommended mediation for the rapper.
Pleading no contest to possession of a firearm in a school zone and serving eight days of a 60-day sentence, Game was later ordered to 150 hours of community service and required to spend three years on probation. (SOHH)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
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