Game Apologizes over Twitter Prank, Avoids Criminal Charges
Published Aug 18, 2011Following a Twitter prank that had countless Game fans calling up the Los Angeles county sheriff's department's Compton station, wasting the time of a number of law officials, the rapper has now stepped up to say he's sorry.
While subsequent tweets had him joking about the situation, which he claims was a rogue post from a friend who grabbed his phone, the Game appeared on CNN yesterday (August 17) to set the record straight. (You can see a video of the interview below.)
"It was a simple mishap," the Game said. "I was doing a photo shoot and it was downtown Los Angeles and one of my boys picked up my phone and started tweeting random numbers.
"I never want to be the source of anything happening wrong to anybody or anybody not being able to get through to the help lines at the police station. I don't ever want to see anyone hurt. I've got kids at home. I'm not that guy."
Shortly after he offered his "sincerest apologies," the sheriff's department announced it wouldn't be pressing charges.
"His willingness to help share with the media and the community that the safety of the public is what is most important, is a great message," the department said in a statement. "Based upon our investigation, as well as consultation with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the LASD considers the criminal investigation into this matter closed. The Los Angeles county sheriff's department will not be seeking criminal charges."