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The Game to Judge: Don't Call Me a Gangster

3/16/2010 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gangster rapper The Game doesn't want to be referred to as a gangster rapper anymore -- but it's not because he's changing professions ... it's because he's trying to win a court case.

The gangster rapper's legal move is part of a lawsuit that was filed against him in 2008 -- in which he's being sued for allegedly punching a guy during a pickup basketball game and then pulling a gun on him.

In the new documents, the gangster rapper is asking the judge to 86 all references to him being a gangster or gangster rapper during the trial ... because he's afraid it would prejudice the jury against him.

In the docs, the gangster rapper also doesn't want any mention of his lyrics during the trial ... because they contain references to violence and profanity.

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L.A.    

The Game is the man..lol We need that RED album. Bl@@d wall street.oops.i mean Black wall street is the hottest in the industry right now.

1682 days ago
17.

rexcars    

Um, looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, smells like a duck. Must be a duck! You dumb arse

1682 days ago
18.

Ben    

Says the Moron with an LA tattoo while sporting a NY Mets Hat. What an idiot. Go behind bars where you belong. EFFING IDIOT!

1682 days ago
19.

Mike    

When he shows up in court with his pants on the ground, gold chains, grill and hat on backwards it won't matter if the judge can't call him a gansta. He looks the part and first impressions are what the jury will go by. Guilty!

1682 days ago
20.

Darlene    

LOL!!!!! Own up to it!!! ;oP

1682 days ago
21.

Chuckybaby    

You made your bed, now sleep in it......

1682 days ago
22.

What military are you in, #15?    

If you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.

1682 days ago
23.

Fan    

Reminds me of this teen I saw with a huge tattoo across his chest: "Fxxx the Man!"

Imagine how well, in the future, that tattoo will be received at the first pool party at his condo association with his wife and kids. Oh yeah!

Similarly, reaping the swag/ho/drug/gun-toting/posse/street-cred benefits of the gangsta creed will certainly culminate in an awkward day of reckoning sometime in the future.

'Da Game' has arrived at that moment. Congratulations, Gamemeister! Things have a way of balancing out, don't they?

1682 days ago
24.

bob    

Hye TMZ, I enjoyed your writing on this one. Would this be like commiting a crime, having it on video, and then try to get the video squashed because it would be prejudicial, and would paint him in a bad light?

1682 days ago
25.

sunny    

He's already broke. I live in the same neighborhood as him and his 4,000 sq ft. house is under pre-foreclosure! I'm sure the neighbors will be thrilled to know this. He stuck out like a sore thumb in our neighborhood in Glendale, CA!

1682 days ago
26.

xcalibur    

GUILTY AS CHARGED. WHAT MORE ELSE IS THERE TO SAY? LMAO.

1682 days ago
27.

thepope    

He's right,he ain't no "Gangster" he's a punk azz coward who has to cary a gun to be tough.I say they should refer to him in court as l'il bitch!!!

1682 days ago
28.

Delicious    

what worst being called a thug or a gangster? hmmmmm?

1682 days ago
29.

Jack    

What a stupid argument Game. Like anyone will agree to that.

1682 days ago
30.

Bonnie    

Wishy-washy punk.

1682 days ago
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