He might have been reaching out to all those rappers he has had words for over the last few years in NYC the other night as he took to the stage at the Irving Plaze, but perhaps Game needed to deal with mending bridges a little closer to home. Stemming from an altercation at a family funeral with his cousin back in July, the rapper now faces charges of criminal battery which could see him back in jail due to currently being on probation for a firearms charge brought against him.
Game and his cousin got into an altercation which saw the LAX rapper punch Robert ‘Kirky’ Kirkwood in the face at the funeral of his sister. Game had allegedly offered to help the family pay for the funeral but had avoided footing the bill when it needed to be paid.
Sources close to Game hope that the family members will rectify the issue and the charges will be dropped.
If you were at the Irving Plaza last night watching Game perform were in for a serious treat. The Compton rapper was obviously sending out a few signs with those who accompanied him on stage as he and his Black Wall Street crew celebrated the release of his third album LAX which hit shelves yesterday.
Game was joined by plenty of NY rappers including Jim Jones, Maino, Fat Joe, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. But surprisingly enough I thought was the presence of Kool Herc who Game brought out on stage at the packed out show. Joe Budden was also in the house and of course so was the other G Unit member who jumped ship…Young Buck.
Just wouldn’t have been a show if the two out of towners didn’t mention former label mates 50, Banks and Yayo of course. But all in all a good night appeared to be had by all and Buck was quick to tell Joe he had no beef. So I guess 50 was really pulling strings on the Elephant in the Sand mixtape which was only put out a few months back where Buck openly dissed Joey Crack. Hmmm ok