Compton rapper The Game has been going hard in the promotion of his upcoming fourth studio album, The R.E.D. Album.
While things seemed to be on schedule for a February release, the rapper revealed Sunday (January 10) that the release date for the album has been pushed back.
On Twitter (@IHateGame), Game explained that his community service obligations are holding back further promotion of The R.E.D. Album, so his label has pushed its release to March 23.
“BAD NEWS: This just in … The R.E.D. Album just got pushed back again to MARCH 23RD !!! gotta finish my community service before I can travel,” Game wrote. “The judge told my lawyer & my P.O. I can’t travel or do any out of state promo until I finish my community service… aint that a bitch!”
According to the rapper, he still has 200 more hours of community service to complete before he can travel out of state for a full blown promotional tour.
Game was ordered to serve community service as part of his sentence in a felony gun case stemming from an incident in 2007, where he allegedly pulled a gun on a man following an argument during a pick-up basketball game in Los Angeles.
He served just eight days of what was to be a 60-day jail sentence, due to the ongoing overcrowding problem at L.A.’s Twin Towers Correctional Facility.