Rapper ‘The Game’ arrested for punching a cop

Jayceon Terrell Taylor, The Game
FILE - In this June 26, 2011, file photo, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, also known as The Game, arrives at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. The rapper has been arrested Monday, June 8, 2015, in connection with a violent incident involving an off-duty police officer at a pickup basketball game in March. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The rapper who goes by the name “The Game” has been arrested in connection with a violent incident involving an off-duty police officer at a pickup basketball game in March.

Los Angeles police Officer Mike Lopez says the 35-year-old hip-hop artist whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor surrendered at the department’s Hollywood Division at noon Monday.

The rapper is accused of throwing a punch at the officer, and the incident was caught on video and posted online.

Lopez says the performer was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats. He posted $50,000 bail about an hour later.

Attorneys for The Game did not immediately return calls or emails seeking comment Tuesday morning.

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