News: After Game's Police Run-In, Cops Bust YG For "Driving While Black"

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 11:05AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rapper YG and Game have a lot in common as reports claim the hip-hop newcomer fell victim to racial profiling from law enforcement heading into the weekend.

Details of the incident have started to scatter across the Internet.

Rapper YG claims he was guilty of a crime that just can't be fought in court -- driving while black, and this time he says guns were drawn. Here's what we know ... At 3:30 AM Friday YG was leaving a music video shoot in Malibu that he had been filming with Drake. He was driving his red Panamera Porsche on a windy mountain road toward the San Fernando Valley when he saw the flashing reds. L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. honchos tell TMZ ... they stopped YG because he was straddling a yellow line. YG pulled over with the cop car behind the Panamera. That's when an Escalade filled with YG's entourage pulled up behind the cop car. (TMZ)

Although YG walked away with a warning, his crew claim he was unjustly targeted.

Witnesses say the deputy then pulled his gun on the people in the Escalade and they were told to move. We're told the deputy ordered YG out of his car and administered a field sobriety test ... which YG passed. YG was not ticketed but warned not to straddle lanes. Sources close to YG tell TMZ he's not buying the Sheriff Dept.'s explanation -- "He got pulled over because he's young, Black, rich and famous. What do you expect." (TMZ)

Prior to a recent incident where rapper Game blamed race for a police confrontation, the rap star claimed he was racially profiled at a restaurant last August.

"Where is @TMZ when you need em' ??!?!? 2nd time I've been racially profiled at Houston's... Last time in Santa Monica, this time in Pasadena," he wrote August 11.
"#DontEatAtHoustonsPasadena RT RT RT RT RT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Went 2 #CPK & they were happy to let me, my tank top & tattoos in 4 lunch.. The mgr Kong even gave me a FREE desert. pic.twitter.com/DstC2TQRDp" (Game's Twitter)

Following the accusations, a manager said Game's dress code ultimately cost him a meal.

Rapper, The Game, was denied service at a popular restaurant in Pasadena over the weekend for allegedly having tattoos on his arms. But the restaurant manager is telling HipHollywood that the story is false. "We don't allow sleeveless shirts by gentleman," the manager of Houston's told us. "That's why he was denied service." The manager also noted that Jayceon Terrell Taylor, the rapper's legal name, was also a "regular at Houston's." (Hip Hollywood)

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