Rapper 50 Cent pleaded not guilty yesterday (Nov. 9) in Springfield, Mass., to assault charges stemming from an alleged incident at a concert. The artist did not appear in court; the plea was entered by his lawyer, Steve Leary.
At a concert in Springfield in May, 50 Cent allegedly jumped into the crowd after someone threw or squirted water at him. Three women were injured. After an investigation and a hearing last month, a clerk magistrate decided there was probable cause for assault and battery charges.
50 Cent, who lives in Farmington, Conn., is scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference Feb. 8.
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