The Game pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three felony charges filed after authorities said he pulled a gun during a pickup basketball game at a South Los Angeles school.
The rapper entered the plea in Superior Court to making criminal threats, possession of a firearm in a school zone and exhibiting a firearm on the grounds of a facility for minors.
The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, is free on $50,000 bail. He could face more than five years in prison if convicted.
A call to his attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, was not immediately returned.
The charges stem from a Feb. 24 basketball game at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex. Police said Taylor, 27, punched a player on the opposing team, then grabbed a gun from his red Cadillac Escalade and threatened to shoot him.
Rodrick Shannon testified that he then went out to the parking lot and saw Taylor reach into a car and brandish a gun.
“He started proceeding towards me. The gun was still in his hand. He yelled that I’m a ... fool. I turned around and ran because I feared for my life,” Shannon testified.