Earlier this week, the New Jersey beach town of Wildwood passed a law banning saggy pants on the boardwalk; but rapper The Game says the law is racist, so he's offering to cover the fines of the first five people ticketed for flaunting the style.
TMZ spoke with a number of rappers regarding the ban, which imposes a $25 dollar fine for first-offenders caught with pants sagging 3 inches below the hips—repeat saggers get slapped with up to $200 in fines. And The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was not happy with the move. He called it racist and comparing it to the "f***ing slave days." "N***** should sag down to their socks out there," he told TMZ. "They trying to get people to not sag, please. Can’t tell people how to wear their f***ing clothes."
And rapper's offering more than just verbal support. To show his solidarity with the saggy masses, he's going to pay the tickets of the first five people fined. "I am with the sagging movement," he said. "I will go there and sag cause I am a sagging Sagittarius." The Game, who released fifth studio album Jesus Piece last December and has collaborated with artists like Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa, isn't alone in his criticism of the law. Bizzy Bone from rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony asked TMZ if the ban was "talking about black people" and called it "racist and ridiculous," and the executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the ACLU told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the ordinance was a violation of constitutional and civil rights. After all, he said: "Bad taste is not a crime."