Game Says 'It Was Time' To Propose To His Girlfriend

'You kinda gotta step up and be a family man, and she deserves it,' newly engaged MC tells MTV News.

INGLEWOOD, California -- You would never consider rapper the [artist id="1340778"]Game[/artist] "soft," especially on his home turf of Los Angeles. But the MC showed us his vulnerable side by proposing to longtime girlfriend Tiffany Cambridge on Wednesday afternoon (October 12).

Game staged the big surprise at Frank D. Parent Elementary School, where Cambridge works as a teacher. The school's principal even got in on the plan, calling Cambridge to an afterschool "meeting" where Game was waiting anxiously with the couple's two children.

Cambridge arrived with a big look of suspicion on her face to a room full of people. As family, faculty, media and the couple's bishop looked on, Game got down on one knee and said, "I just wanted to ask you: Would you marry me?"

Game's girl immediately answered with, "Oh, yes, Jayceon" (his actual first name), and the two embraced to a cheering crowd.

"I'm just, like, in shock right now, so excuse my expression," Cambridge told the room. "I am the deer-in-a-headlight type of person."

The same could be said for Game. For an artist who exudes confidence, it was rare to see the rapper nervous -- well, as much as he would let on. But he admitted prior to popping the question that he was pretty anxious.

"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 immediately following the proposal. "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."

While the proposal seemed planned to the very last detail, you would be surprised how it all came together.

"The planning was all quick, last minute. I woke up today with a different headspace, and I just started planning this at 10 a.m., and we pulled it off by 2 [p.m.]. 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."

With Game's success at prepping all these details, he might even get in on the wedding planning himself. Well, maybe.

"No, no, no -- I'm gonna stay on the Xbox, I'm gonna play 'Madden,' I'm gonna let her plan it all the way out, and then I'm gonna go overseas and get whatever she needs so she can successfully have the wedding of her life," Game said.

So what's the next step for the engaged couple? "Hopefully a nice dinner and some lovemaking!" Game joked.

This caps a successful couple of months for the rapper, whose [article id="1670043"]R.E.D. Album[/article] debuted at #1 in late August.

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