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The Game

Joining Forces with Gang Leaders

To Pay for Boy's Funeral

12/4/2013 12:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper The Game is raising money to pay for the funeral of a 7-year-old boy killed during a shooting in L.A. this week -- a crime that's suspected to be gang-related -- and the irony ... Game tells TMZ, he's getting financial help from the city's top gang leaders.

Game called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago, explaining he heard about Talib Pecantte's death this morning on the news and decided he wanted to do something for the victim's family ... especially since it happened so close to Christmas.

Game tells us he's already raised $7,000 to help cover the boy's funeral expenses -- but the crazy part, Game says a huge chunk of that money is coming from top-ranking L.A. gang members ... rival gangs too ... Crips, Bloods, and Latin gangs alike.

Game says he doesn't have a goal in mind ... he's just gonna keep raising money until he can't raise any more. He also says he's speaking to rival gang leaders about instituting a cease-fire ... at least during the holidays.

It's not the first time Game's got involved in charity -- the guy has a seriously incredible track record of jumping in to help families in times of tragedy ... like when that 6-year-old was shot in September ... or the house fire in Ohio.

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shaun    

Ok so he promotes violence and gang culture in his music and then he want's to go and do something like this. Maybe he feels guilty. Also I think it is kind of funny that he bought his crew Rolex's but he can't drop the money for the funeral. This dude fake as hell.

234 days ago
17.

kimkardashianstalkingass    

What a flvcking idiot guys, oops, i meant, cowardly gang members like the Game and Snoop are....

They don't even see how stupid they are when it comes to raising money for kids/people killed by gangs.

So the Game and Snoop essentially condon the gang mentality, promote it to the point that it's clearly part of the act [yeah, Snoop says he's dropped the gang stuff, but it's a day late and a dollar short for his bloody mind and trigger finger] and then want to help bury kids that were killed by the act of gang members - what kind of sick logic is that ???

Next week, the Game will be talking a bunch of gangster shlit again. Yeah, what a humanitarian this guy is.

The Game, like Snoops, wants the impossible to happen - for the gang life style to continue but without all the messy endings. That might work if gang members weren't the most foolish, selfish and ignorant fools on earth but sadly they are the biggest azzholes walking amongst us day by day - while innocent little kids are killed by guys that the Game will shake hands with next week.

Great logic.

234 days ago
18.

Matty    

Here's an idea. If the Game, Kanye, Kobe, Chris Brown and other stars say contributed about 250K each, they can use the funds for education and after school programs to keep kids out of the gang culture. Wouldn’t that be something. Or maybe better yet, stop glorifying gang life, drive bye’s and drugs in the records they make, and there won’t be so much pressure to "make they're bones" in these street gangs.

234 days ago
19.

Matty    

Here's an idea. If the Game, Kanye, Kobe, Chris Broiwn and otehr stars say contributed about 250K each, they can use teh funds for education and after school programs to keep kids out of the gang culture. Wouldnt that be something. Or maybe better yet, stop glorifying gang life, drive by's and drugs in the records they make, and there wont be so much pressure to "make they're bones" in these street gangs.

234 days ago
20.

beachgal    

Doesn't The Game have enough money to pay for the funeral himself? Or is he a cheapskate? Weird.

234 days ago
21.

Tony    

ill laugh if he got shot himself

233 days ago
22.

lorranneb    

im so glad 2c the ame is doing wonderful things within the community. i wish more ppl in hollywood would do the same . his talent is a gift n im glad hes using that platform 2 reach ppl on a more positive level :)

233 days ago
23.

SFTreat18    

Game is always doing great work to help others. Kudos to him.

233 days ago
24.

Raarrr    

Im so sick of these whack a s s gansters wanting to "help" when you and your kind are the main problem!

232 days ago
25.

live life 24/9    

Salute Game the big homie always helping out the hood

231 days ago
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