Alright, everybody, you can stop holding your breath. After inadvertently jamming Los Angeles emergency telephone lines, it appears that Game is being let off the hook (no pun) by the warm hearts over at the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department. Phew!
From The Huffington Post: “Capt. Mike Parker said the department decided to drop the matter after conducting an investigation and consulting with the district attorney’s office. He also welcomed an apology the rapper made to the department.
‘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,’ Parker said in a statement.”
This all started last Friday (Aug. 12) when Game decided to publicize the Compton station’s official help line as an internship opportunity. The false advertisement resulted in all 500,000-something of his followers simultaneously calling in and tying up lines for hours on end. Game referred to the incident as a “joke gone wrong.” Uh, you think?
“I never intended for anybody to take it the wrong way or for it to go this far, and just, you know, I think it’s all nonsense,” he said.
We just hope he learned his lesson. —Stephanie Long