L.A. sheriff probes rapper for allegedly setting off 'flashcalls'
August 13th, 2011
06:05 PM ET

L.A. sheriff probes rapper for allegedly setting off 'flashcalls'

Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives are considering misdemeanor charges against rapper The Game for allegedly tweeting the phone number of a sheriff's station and prompting hundreds of his followers to flood dispatchers and deputies with phone calls, a spokesman said.

The sheriff's station in Compton was so overwhelmed with apparent prank calls for two hours Friday evening that help was delayed in response to urgent calls about a missing person, a spousal assault, two robberies and a stolen car, Capt. Mike Parker, Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesman, said.

Jayceon Taylor, The Game's real name, tweeted late Friday, "Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!!"

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  1. john

    Or if you prefer the newer name for it-hip hop it's all cr@p no matter what people call it.

    August 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dead Bird Nailed To Your Front Door

    @John: Some rappers are actually very gifted with their cadence and vocabulary, but it's a wasted talent I believe. It really is hard to come up with 4 minutes of nonstop rhyming and intellectually sounding lyrics while staying on beat, however many rappers lack the vocabulary, or ability to portray a good message to the listener, so they opt for rapping about money and product placement. Lol If I wanted product placement I'd watch commercials. I want a story or something more than hearing how great a rapper thinks they are.
    @Erica: Yes we have a lot of free time on our hands. You can't judge me. 🙂

    August 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    @Dead Bird: Totally agree. BTW did you know that one of the very first rappers was Rodney Dangerfield?

    August 14, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ John... NO way, how so? please explain....

    August 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
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