Rapper 50 Cent, also known as Curtis Jackson, has been caught up in a bizarre legal complication. Swearing is a very common part of his lyrical themes, but it has never caused much trouble for 50 Cent in the past.
This changed recently when 50 Cent was arrested for swearing during a concert on Saturday, June 25. According to Us Weekly, 50 Cent was arrested for using profanities during a concert on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts.
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Rapper 50 Cent was booked for using the word “motherf***er” in front of a crowd of 40,000 people during the performance of his hit song “P.I.M.P.” Reports state that the reason behind the profanity was due to 50 Cent’s DJ not having the clean version of the hit 2003 song, and 50 Cent himself refusing to pull away from the microphone every time the curse word would have to be used.
After the performance, officials took 50 Cent to the police station and arrested him for the use of profanity in public, which is against the law on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. A representative for 50 Cent spoke about the situation and said that he had attended court on Sunday morning, paid a fine, and the matter was resolved shortly after.
Rapper 50 Cent’s representative spoke on the situation that had transpired during the concert, saying that 50 Cent was only booked to host the show, and initially hadn’t been asked to perform. It was only after he arrived at the festival that organizers asked if he would perform, which 50 Cent agreed to. He had to use the DJ that was already present at the festival, who didn’t have the clean version of the song “P.I.M.P.” which, the representative said, meant that profanities were present during the performance of the song.
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Despite the controversy and ultimate arrest, 50 Cent’s representative said that the rapper still considered the show to be a “great success,” and noted his plans to avoid future incidents.
“The show was a great success and he will make sure for future trips to St. Kitts that he leaves the ‘motherf***ers’ in the United States.”
Apart from the run-in with the law, 50 Cent has also gone through bankruptcy in the past year. According to Page Six, despite his reported financial troubles, 50 Cent showed up to a premiere in a Bentley.
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Somehow 50 Cent is still flashing his wealth despite filing for bankruptcy last year. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson rolled up to Chelsea’s SVA Theatre for the Season 3 premiere of his Starz series Power in a flashy custom-made gold Bentley. He even joked as he walked in, saying that people are going to have to bear with him as he did not get this much attention when he was a kid. He went on to joke about wanting to invite Beyoncé and Rihanna to the premiere, but couldn’t because the screening was full.
When it came to the idea of bankruptcy, 50 Cent jokingly mentioned that Donald Trump has been a “good example” for him, as the presidential candidate has gone through bankruptcy four times, according to the Daily Beast.
The rapper spoke about Donald Trump and his history of going through bankruptcy.
“[Trump] knows about it. He’s done it four times! Donald Trump… You know, what’s interesting is the court system doesn’t know the difference between what you can say in entertainment, and what you say under oath, so you have to be really careful with what you say.”
It goes without saying that 50 Cent is not a fan of Donald Trump, and he recently spoke on how Donald Trump’s antics makes him support Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, even more.
Speaking on Trump’s presidential campaign, 50 Cent said that he sees it as further proof that some people can “buy what [they] want.”
“I didn’t see him as a potential candidate for president, and it’s amazing that he could make the purchase – buy the spot. The big part of his campaign is that he’s financing it, right? He’s paying his own way.”
He went on to say that, in his opinion, Trump will have a lifetime of return on his investment, even if he doesn’t succeed as becoming the next American president.
“He’s already going to receive the returns… You know how much they’ll pay Trump to do public speaking, whether he becomes the president or not? It’s already worth it!”
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