The Game Goes to Jail

By | March 3, 2008 at 6:06 PM

The Game is in the clink. The “How We Do” hip-hopster reported to Los Angeles’ Twin Towers Correctional Facility Sunday night to begin serving a 60-day sentence after pleading no contest last month to whipping out a gun during a schoolyard pickup basketball game last February.

According to TMZ, The Game will do his time in the joint in an isolated cell segregated from the general prison population.

He is expected to serve only about half of his sentence and is currently slated to be released on Apr. 3, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website.

The 28-year-old rap star (real name Jacyeon Terrell Taylor) was playing hoops at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex near his old Compton stomping grounds when he got into a spat with a member of the opposing team.

Per the police report, The Game punched his rival and then retrieved a pistol from his Cadillac Escalade and threatened to kill the man.

After an investigation of the matter, authorities took the emcee into custody in May and booked him on three felony charges: possession of a firearm in a school zone, making criminal threats and exhibiting a firearm in the presence of a peace officer. In return for his no contest plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the latter two charges.

A rep for the tattooed performer was unavailable for comment.

Before he entered the pokey, The Game was busy working with Dr. Dre on his new album, LAX, set to drop in June 2008.

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