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Posted by Dave
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5/4/2005 6:50:04 AM

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Compton rapper The Game has been hit with a $280 million lawsuit after an alleged January assault on a DC area DJ.

Kwasi Jones claims The Game and a crew of more than 20 assaulted him after an interview in January at a radio station near Washington D.C. He went on to add that The Game bragged about the assault in a remix to “Hate It or Leave It” featuring 50 Cent: “I’m rap’s MVP/Don’t make me remind y’all what happened in D.C.”

"I'm still trying to get over the situation and the song doesn't help," Jones said.

In spite of the lyric’s implication,
during the video's premiere on BET, The Game said, "This is my public apology. To all the people at Radio 1, I'm being sincere; we're sorry about what happened in D.C. It'll never happen again."

Kwasi claims the rage erupted after The Game's manager thought the DJ was making fun of his cell phone earpiece by making a "Star Trek" Vulcan sign.

Kwasi says they escaped into an office, but when he went back to get a cell phone, the beating resumed.

"Next you know I'm being choked from behind very, very hard, to point where I'm blacking out," Jones said. "But just to be choked like that, you know it was intentional. I think it was to kill me."

So on his behalf, attorneys Stephanie Moran and Gregory Watson are suing The Game, 50 Cent and the record labels of Dr. Dre and Eminem for $280 million dollars, alleging assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence for both the alleged beating and the song.

"The irony of this is in The Game's song, he says, 'Hate it or love it, the underdog's on top.' Well, he's really going to hate it when my client Mr. Jones ends this on top," Moran said.

In response to the assault, Jones confirmed reports that a ban on Game’s Records was issued by WKYS’ owner Radio 1, but was later lifted.

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