"Hate it or Love it" is The Game's & 50 Cent's newest hit, and the video version is featured on The Game's debut CD, "The Documentary." But an extended version on 50's CD, "The Massacre," is apparently too much for one Maryland man to take. Kwasi Jones claims The Game and a crew of more than 20 assaulted him and a radio DJ after an interview back in January at a station near Washington D.C. He claims The Game then rapped about it in a song.
Kwasi claims The Game bragged about the beating, but then begged for mercy during the video's premiere on BET, saying, "This is my public apology. To all the people at Radio 1, I'm being sincere; we're sorry about what happened in D.C. It'll never happen again." Kwasi claims the rage erupted after The Game's manager thought the DJ was making fun of his hi-tech earpiece by making a "Star Trek" Vulcan sign. Kwasi says they escaped into an office, but when he went back to get a cell phone, the beating resumed.
So on his behalf, attorneys Stephanie Moran and Gregory Watson are suing The Game, 50 Cent and the record labels of Dr. Dre and Eminem for $280 million dollars, alleging assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence for both the alleged beating and the song. The civil lawsuit is one thing. The Game also has to keep on top of a criminal case. Prosecutors in Prince George's county, Maryland, have formally charged him with assault on the DJ.
The Game's "Hate It or Love It," is No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a third week. Debuting this week on the Hot 100 is Mary J. Blige's "MVP" featuring the Game and 50 Cent at No. 86!