50 Cent Arrested For Onstage Profanity During Concert in Caribbean
50 Cent was reportedly arrested during his Saturday night (June 25) concert on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts for using profanity on stage, a violation of the nation’s law.
The rapper was booked for saying the word “motherf---er” in front of 40,000 people during his hit song "P.I.M.P.," TMZ reports. 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. A representative for 50 Cent tells Billboard that he went to court Sunday morning, paid a fine and the matter is now settled. He is now en route home.
"Mr. 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. Unfortunately, they didn't have the clean version to his tracks, so there were profanities used during his performance," the rep confirms. "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."
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.