U.S rapper The Game has turned himself into police in Los Angeles after hitting an off-duty officer during a basketball game earlier this year. The Game - real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor - surrendered to officers around noon on Monday.

The GameThe Game handed himself into police, posted bail, and requested an Uber

The incident on March 29 saw Taylor punch an officer during a scrimmage at Hollywood High School, said Los Angeles Police spokesman Mike Lopez.

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He was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, a felony, and released about an hour later after posting $50,000 bail. Lopez said a video purporting to show The Game striking the officer had been uploaded to the internet though he did not verify its authenticity.

After posting bail on Monday, Taylor posted a photo to Instagram showing him squatting in front of the Hollywood station of the Los Angeles Police Department with the caption, "Waiting on my uber lol".

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The Game has a long history of legal problems, dating back to 2005 when he, Snoop Dogg, and Tha Dogg Pound were sued for assaulting a fan on stage at a May concert in Washington. Later that year, Taylor was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Greensboro, North Carolina - security officers said he was wearing a full-face Halloween mask, filming shoppers and cursing loudly.

In May 2007, The Game was arrested at his home in connection with allegedly threatening a person with a gun at a basketball game in South Los Angeles. 

In July 2012, 40 Glocc got into an altercation with The Game. An iPhone video appeared to show the former running into a bush after being beaten up by Taylor. 40 Glocc subsequently filed a lawsuit for $4.54 mllion.