It was the tweet heard 'round the world. Or, at least heard very loudly by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's office.
Game is feeling the heat from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department -- and it's all because of a tweet. A tweet that was sent out from his account to his more than 580,000 followers caused a jam to a Compton sheriff's office emergency phone line.
The phone lines were jammed for about two hours on Friday after a tweet from Game's account said that if anyone wanted an internship, they should call that number.
The Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times that the problems began after 5 p.m. on Friday (August 12).
"This was beyond irresponsible," sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker told the Times. "The deputies' ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department are considering misdemeanor charges against the rapper because the prank calls caused the office to delay response to real emergency calls including a missing person, a spousal assault, two robberies and a stolen car, according to reports.
Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, responded after the Sheriff's office asked him to remove the phone number from his tweet, claiming it was an accident.
According to Game via Twitter, the tweet was allegedly from Demetrius (@wackstar) who hacked into his account, "@wackstar hacked my Twitter earlier..... Arrest him police... He is to blame. #TellinOnYouDemetrius."
Game continued to tweet regarding the matter, "Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!! [sic]"
Game's rep. could not be reached for comment at press time.