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Rapper The Game Caught on Tape in Hollywood Nightclub Fight

Rapper The Game, errr...Game...aka Charles Louboutin, born Jayceon Taylor (via Twitter)
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Rapper The Game may have shedded the "the" from his moniker, but he can't seem to shed local law enforcement from his business. The native Angeleno, nee Jayceon Terrell Taylor, but also known as Charles Louboutin, was caught on tape in a fight at the Colony nightclub in Hollywood.The incident took place early Tuesday morning, and involved Taylor allegedly punching someone in the face, reports TMZ.

An investigation of the alleged assault was launched by LAPD's Hollywood Division detectives, though so far no arrests have been made.

Taylor hasn't made any public statements about Tuesday's nightclub skirmish "but people close to the rapper tell us he denies hitting anyone," notes TMZ.

The incident comes just days after Game (then known as The Game, if you're keeping track) was accused of using Twitter to direct a large volume of calls to the authorities in Compton. Taylor issued an apology, citing a mishap in which one of his homeboys messed around with his phone and sent out a Tweet with random phone numbers. How fun! Initially Taylor was being investigated, but when the "truth" came out, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department managed to laud the rapper for his willingness to go on CNN and use his public profile to promote good causes like public safety. (Uh huh.)

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Here's video showing part of the alleged fight: