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Rapper Game investigated in Hollywood nightclub assault

Rapper Game
The rapper Game is being investigated by police for allegedly assaulting a man at a Hollywood nightclub in a fight that was partially captured on video.

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.

Sheriff's officials later dropped their investigation into the incident after the rapper repeatedly apologized.

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

 
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