Posted on December 7, 2004

US Rapper 50 Cent Cuts Short Nigerian Tour After Brawl On Jet

AFP, Dec. 7

Bad boy US rapper 50 Cent cut short a Nigerian tour after his entourage got into a scuffle with a local hip-hop star over first-class seating on a chartered jet, a witness told AFP.

Trouble broke on Saturday out when a Nigerian rapper took a seat reserved for 50 Cent on a jet which was due to fly his group G-Unit and local support acts from Lagos to Port Harcourt ahead of their next gig, he said.

“Idris Abdulkareem had his own seat, but deliberately went to the seats reserved for 50 cent and his crew, G-Unit,” said a witness who was working with one of the tour organisers and who asked not to be identified.

“50 Cent’s security asked him to move but he did not. Idris continued to abuse them, then 50 Cent’s security hurt him,” he said.