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Jay-Z, T.I., Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and numerous other tough guy rappers are married, but they kept their proposals and wedding ceremonies private.
West Coast gangsta rapper Game debunked the player's code Wednesday when he not only proposed to Tiffany Cambridge, his girlfriend of seven years and mother of his two youngest children, but he did so in front of a room full of media cameras.
Game, who has instigated feuds with 50 Cent and Jay-Z, arranged to surprise his school teacher girlfriend at her job, Frank D. Parent Elementary School in Inglewood, California.
The principal staged an emergency staff meeting after school. When Cambridge walked in she was greeted by the rapper, their two children, their bishop, co-workers, and media.
According to MTV, the Game got down on one knee and said, "I just wanted to ask you: Would you marry me?"
Cambridge reportedly immediately replied, "Oh, yes, Jayceon." Jayceon is Game's real name.
Cambridge said she was caught off-guard. "I'm just, like, in shock right now, so excuse my expression. I am the deer-in-a-headlight type of person."
Game impressed the school's staff. "He came off as a young man that was in love with his girlfriend and really wanted to surprise her," the school's office manager told Yahoo! Music.
Game said he was ready to take their relationship to the next level.
"As a man, this is that day where you throw your player card away and you kinda gotta step up and be a family man, and she deserves it," Game told MTV News. "It's been a long run, and we've been together at least seven years. We've been off, we've been on, we've been arguing, we fought. We had good times and bad times, and I think that at the end of the day, as a man, this is something that I owed to her and I owed to my family, so it was time."
A spokesperson for Game said the rapper's plans were spontaneous, but he knew this day was coming.
"I woke up today with a different headspace," Game told MTV Wednesday, "and I just started planning this at 10 a.m. and we pulled it off by 2. Four hours to pull all these media outlets, get the school in line, the principal, the bishop from the church to come down. The sun came out, obviously [I'm] sweating here, crazy."
Game's latest recording, "The R.E.D. Album," has more positive songs about women, namely, "Hello," "Good Girls Go Bad" and "California Dream." In his book, "The Making Of Game's The R.E.D. Album," the Compton-bred artist boasted about being a family man, making songs about the birth of his kids and recording the deliveries.
Game's news this week, definitely outshined that of the BET Hip Hop Awards. Though LL Cool J received the I Am Hip Hop award and the likes of Young Jeezy and T.I. performed, several of the night's big winners -- Kanye West, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj -- were not in attendance.
Nicki, however, was on hand to announce the nominees for the American Music Awards Tuesday. "Someone Like You" singer Adele leads the nominations with four, and we would not be surprised if she won them all.
The biggest night in music this week will occur Saturday, when former President Bill Clinton hosts his A Decade Of Difference concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Bono and the Edge, Lady Gaga, and Usher are among the scheduled performers.
And one of the boldest celebrity moves this week involves veteran country star Hank Williams Jr. A week after receiving backlash for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, Williams responded with the venomous ESPN diss track, "Keep The Change."
Get more info on these stories by clicking the links below. Be sure to check back next week for another recap. See you then.
THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 MUSIC STORIES
1) Presidential Sweet -- Clinton Foundation Benefit to be Livestreamed on Yahoo!
2) Spare Change? -- Hank Williams Jr. fires back At ESPN with new song.
3) Put A Ring On It -- Game proposes to girlfriend.
4) First Lady -- Adele lands more American Music Awards nominations than any other artist.
5) Sore Winner -- Big winners at BET Hip Hop Awards are no shows.
LL Cool J photo credit: Prince Williams, Film Magic
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