*The Game was recently charged with criminal battery for allegedly punching his cousin at a family funeral.
According to TMZ.com, the Hawthorne City Attorney brought charges against the artist for allegedly striking his cousin over an argument about money. As previously reported, the cousin accused Game of going back on his promise to pay for the service.
The Compton-born rapper is currently on probation for assault after he allegedly pulled a gun during a celebrity basketball game. If he's convicted of this new charge, a judge could rule he's in violation of the probation and toss him in jail.
• A judge has ordered the rap star to consider mediation in a civil suit stemming from the assault case. The lawsuit was filed in March by pro-amateur coach Shannon Roderick, who accused Game of assault, battery, negligence and civil rights violations after the rapper allegedly retrieved a gun from his vehicle during an altercation at the basketball game. Roderick’s lawyer Portasha Moore said she will follow the judge’s order to seek mediation.