The Game Sued Artist Claims He Rode Off With His 'Ride Or Die' Photo

8/25/2015 3:54 PM PDT

The Game Sued -- Rapper Claims He Rode Off With His 'Ride Or Die' Pic

EXCLUSIVE

The Game is being sued over a photo he used for the cover of one of his most recent singles ... and the plaintiff's case resembles a game .... "Six Degrees of The Game."

According to the lawsuit, a rapper/designer who goes by the name of Ariza Obey posted a pic he called "Ride Or Die" on his Instagram in September, 2014.

In April, 2015, Obey claims the photo ended up as cover art for Game's song "Ryda."

Obey claims Game had access to the photo because the pic was re-posted on Instagram by "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Masika Kalysha, who's friends with Ray J, who is managed by Cash Jones, who also manages Game. 

Obey is suing for Game over.