March 14, 2008 08:41:06 GMT
The Game released a statement Thursday, March 13, confirmed his release from the prison while at the same time apologized for the conflicting reports earlier this week.
The Game issued a statement Thursday, March 13, confirmed he was being released from the prison while at the same time apologized for the conflicting reports regarding his status, a prisoner or freeman, earlier this week. The Game's attorney confirmed earlier this week that the rapper was dismissed from his scheduled 60-day sentence after only eight days due to overcrowding at the facility. The rapper's management, on the other way around, issued a statement later that day claiming The Game had been transferred to another facility, thus causing confusion on the star's status.
Put the brake on the conflicting reports, The Game explained, "I apologize for the conflicting news on my release, but due to the sensitive negotiations on this matter I felt it appropriate not to give an exact date on my release." He then went on saying, "I am truly grateful to my attorney, family and management for doing a great job in this respect. Upon my release I went directly to the studio with producers Cool & Dre and recorded several records, including my street record 'Big Dreams.' Thank you to all my fans as well for the support."
The Game was pleaded no contest to a felony charge of possession of a firearm in a school zone back on February 11 stemmed from a February 24, 2007 incident during which he got into an altercation with a player on an opposing team during a basketball game at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex in South Los Angeles. Was initially charged with three felony charges; making a criminal threat, exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer, and possessing a firearm in a school zone, back in June last year, he had the first two counts dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
As a consequence of the last count, The Game was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 150 hours of community service and three years probation. He checked himself into the Twin Towers Correctional Facility on March 2 to begin serving his sentence.