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Apparently, not everyone is a fan of Game's body ink.

The rapper was trying to grab some lunch at Houston's restaurant in Pasadena, Calif., earlier today, when he was denied service because of his tattoos.

According to the celeb's numerous tweets following the incident, he was told by one of the managers on duty that his ink was threatening to other people dining at the restaurant.

"NEVER eating @ Houston's restaurants as long as I live ! Denied service in Pasadena by mgr...because: I have tattoos on my arms ?!?," Game tweeted.

He added, "Its 90 degrees outside so I have a tank top on & the manager on duty says the tattoos on my arms are threatening 2 lunch customers...Racism still exists. SMH "

Fans of the celeb began tweeting up a storm as well, and threatened to boycott the restaurant with the hashtag "#DontEatAtHoustonsPasadena."

Game also mentioned that this wasn't the first time he's had an unpleasant run-in with the establishment: "2nd time I've been racially profiled at Houston's...Last time in Santa Monica, this time in Pasadena," he wrote.

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Marvin Wells, a manager at Houston's in Pasadena, would not comment on the incident involving the rapper, but he did say Houston's has a strict dress code. The restaurant requires sleeves on all their patrons, no matter who the patron is. If they do not adhere to the dress code, they are asked to leave.

Luckily, the "Celebration" rapper's day wasn't a complete bust.

Game decided to head over to California Pizza Kitchen instead, and got a special treat, "Went 2 & they were happy to let me, my tank top & tattoos in 4 lunch. The mgr Kong even gave me a FREE desert."

Free dessert helps.

—Reporting by Marcus Mulick

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