LOS ANGELES – The Game was charged Monday with making a criminal threat and possessing a firearm in a school zone, authorities said.
The felony charges against the 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, stemmed from a fight during a Feb. 24 pickup basketball game in South Los Angeles, the district attorney's office said.
Taylor pulled a gun from his red Cadillac Escalade after punching a player on the opposing team and threatened to shoot him, police said.
The hip-hop star was arrested May 11 at his Glendale home by police executing a search warrant and was released on $50,000 bail. He also is charged with exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer.
Taylor was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Los Angeles.
He faces more than five years in state prison if convicted.
His attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.