After 50 Cent headlined a music festival in the Caribbean island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis on June 25, local police arrested the rapper for uttering a particular bit of profanity during his set. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was originally only scheduled to host the event but he ended up performing at the organizers’ request.
The police jailed Fiddy after he used the word “mother—–” which is apparently illegal there while performing his song “P.I.M.P.” in front of a crowd of 40,000 people during his concert.
50 Cent had been warned not to use profanity during his concert but his DJ didn’t have a clean version of the rapper’s set plus Fiddy failed to pull the mic away when he said the offending word.
Afterward, he was booked for using profanity in public. Although it’s a minor offense, the rapper’s bail was less than $400 and he still has to stay put in St. Kitts and Nevis until the courts reopen today so as to pay the fine for his crime.
It’s not the first time the island nation has punished a rapper for using foul language during a concert there as the same thing happened to DMX when he performed at the music festival in 2003.
Fiddy’s finances have been in question since last year, when he filed for bankruptcy. He continued to flaunt his wealth on social media in the ensuing months, most notably sharing an Instagram photo featuring several stacks of $100 bills arranged to spell out the word “broke.”
In March, however, he filed a court statement claiming the bills were fake. The rapper also reached a $6 million settlement earlier this year with Lastonia Leviston, who sued him after he shared her private sex tape online to draw viewers to his website.
Story done by Michael Odemba