50 Cent was arrested in Saint Kitts in the Caribbean for cursing during a concert over the weekend.
On Saturday (June 25), the G-Unit mogul was reportedly arrested following a performance on the Caribbean island after cursing onstage, which is prohibited by the nation’s law.
50 Cent had been warned not to use obscene language, however, he said “motherf**kin’” during his performance of “P.I.M.P.”, according to TMZ.
50 Cent’s DJ reportedly didn’t have a clean version of the 2003 single and the rapper refrained from pulling away the microphone when using the curse word.
After the performance, officials took the rapper to the police station and booked him for using profanity in public, TMZ says. He will have to appear in court and pay a fine on Monday.
“[Curtis “50 Cent”] Jackson was only booked to host the show, when he arrived at the festival organizers asked him to perform, he obliged and used the DJ they had there,” the rapper’s representative wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone.
“Unfortunately, they didn’t have the clean version to his tracks, so there were profanities used during his performance. The show was a great success and he will make sure for future trips to St. Kitts that he leaves the ‘motherf*****s’ in the United States.”
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In 2003, authorities also arrested DMX for using profanity during a concert on St. Kitts.
The rapper performed before a crowd of about 3,000 at St. Kitts’ annual music festival.
Organizers said they warned DMX he would not be allowed to use obscenities on stage, which is a misdemeanor in this former British colony.
“There was a contract signed in which it was made very clear long before the arrival of the artists that there are laws in St. Kitts that do not take kindly to the use of indecent language on stage,” information minister Jacinth Henry Martin said at the time.
DMX, however, said he signed no such contract, and he would not have performed if he had been forced to censor his language.