After serving eight days of jail time, rapper The Game walked out of Los Angeles' Twin Tower Correctional Facility a free man on March 9. And after conflicting reports as to whether he was indeed free, the Game has officially released a statement confirming that he's back home.

"I apologize for the conflicting news on my release," says The Game. "But due to the sensitive negotiations on this matter, I felt it appropriate not to give an exact date on my release. 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 entered jail on March 2 for a 60-day jail sentence stemming from allegedly pulling a gun on a player from an opposing team during a pickup basketball game at a South Los Angeles school nearly a year ago.

On February 12, Superior Court Judge Fred Wapner sentenced The Game to 60 days in jail and credited the rapper with two days already served and imposed 150 hours of community service and a three-year probationary term.

The Game's third album, "L.A.X. (Los Angeles Times)," is tentatively slated for June, according to Geffen records. Production duo Cool & Dre crafted The Game's first single "Big Dreams," which drops March 18. In other news, while the MC promised to retire from hip-hop after this upcoming release, The Game's manager Jimmy Rosemond doesn't think it will happen.

"I think he felt like retiring when he was fighting all of those court cases," says Rosemond. "I think when he said it, he meant it. Do I think his retirement will last? No."