Rapper Game investigated in Hollywood nightclub assault
LAPD Hollywood Division detectives initiated the investigation after the victim complained the rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, struck him early Tuesday morning at the Colony nightclub on Cahuenga Boulevard, said Cmdr. Andy Smith.
Smith said part of the incident was captured on video and shows the Grammy-winning rapper being restrained by apparent members of his entourage.
Detectives are interviewing witnesses, Smith said.
The incident follows Game's controversial use of Twitter earlier this month to direct thousands of calls to the Compton sheriff's station. The tweet asked internship applicants to call the number, jamming the station's emergency line for at least two hours.
Game, a former shooting victim, was arrested in 2007 for threatening another player in a South L.A. basketball game with a handgun. He pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and was placed on three years' probation.
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Photo: Game arrives at the BET Awards in June. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images