Rapper THE GAME had his luxury car impounded by Los Angeles police after he was cited for expired license plate tags during a traffic stop on Friday.

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Real name Jayceon Taylor, was initially pulled over for allegedly using his cell phone while driving, but cops then discovered his registration was out of date and they insisted on towing his Rolls Royce away.

Game says officers were blunt  … if he didn’t let them search the car, they’d arrest him.

According to the rapper, once all was said and done — and the officers came up empty — they cited him for expired tags and impounded the Rolls.

Game was busy Instagramming his traffic stop unaware his vehicle was about to be impounded.