Game's Manager Issues Statement On Arrest Warrant
Authorities issued the warrant after the Compton rapper missed a March 28 court date to face charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Rosemond, who was featured on the front page of the Money Section of USA Today Friday (April 14), stated that his client's situation is a result of a simple mix-up.
"There was a change of address in which Game did not receive his court summons," Rosemond, CEO of Czar Entertainment, told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "It was a simple mistake and yes, a paper warrant was issued. However, his attorneys are working to clear this matter immediately."
The arrest warrant stems from an incident in a local shopping mall on Oct. 28, 2005. Game, born Jayceon Taylor, was in Greensboro, N.C., to perform at Winston-Salem State University's 2005 Homecoming.
The rapper visited a local mall wearing a Halloween mask. Police accused Game of ignoring requests to remove the mask and leave the mall.
As a result, a minor altercation between Game and an off-duty police officer ensued, resulting in the rapper's arrest and a claim of police brutality.
The police officer also pepper-sprayed Game and several associates during the dispute, which was videotaped by a member of the rapper's entourage.
The altercation was included on Game's DVD Stop Snitchin', Stop Lyin'.
The Internal Affairs Department of the Greensboro Police Department viewed the incident on the DVD and cleared the arresting officer of any wrongdoing.