The Game is really stepping up as an activist these days. On Sunday [July 17], the Compton rapper held an anti-violence summit in Los Angeles where he met with Los Angeles Police Department chief Charlie Beck.
An overflow crowd gathered Sunday at a community center in south Los Angeles for an anti-gang summit organized by the rapper The Game.
Police Chief Charlie Beck, performer will.i.am, along with anti-gang activists and gang members were inside the center for a town hall style conversation on curbing violence. Beck shook hands with The Game and the two hugged.
The Game says he was moved to call together Los Angeles gang members for an anti-violence summit because he wants to help create a safer world for his 5-year-old daughter. The rapper fought back tears as he recounted the recent killing of a former gang member that he grew up with in foster care in nearby Compton.
Beck said the meeting was a step in the right direction toward peace, especially considering the police shootings Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, La. The chief posed and chatted with community members.
Just last week The Game helped his oldest son raise more than $50,000 in a campaign to help popular Little Rock, Ark. police officer Tommy Norman serve his community better. That was preceded by a peaceful march alongside Snoop Dogg and other rival Los Angeles gang members on LAPD headquarters to meet with new recruits.