50 Cent detained for cursing during concert in St Kitts and Nevis
Rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was detained along with member of entourage by police for allegedly using ‘indecent language’ during performance
Police in St Kitts and Nevis said the rapper 50 Cent and a member of his entourage were detained and charged for allegedly using “indecent language” during a performance at a music festival.
Local police said in a statement on Sunday that 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, and entourage member Bajar Walter had been released on bail. They were not allowed to leave the Caribbean country, pending a Monday morning court appearance.
Representative Amanda Ruisi said in a statement on Sunday that the rapper was booked to host the St Kitts Music Festival on Saturday night, and that festival organizers insisted he also perform.
“There were profanities used during his performance,” Ruisi said, adding that Jackson would make sure to leave the profanity in the US during his next trip to the Caribbean country.
Employees at the police press office said they did not know what exact words were allegedly used during the Saturday night performance.
The website TMZ reported that the word in question was “motherfucker”, and pointed out that the rapper DMX was detained on the same charge in 2003.
Under the country’s Small Charges Act, it is an offense to use profane words in any public place. Police say an offender could be sent to jail depending on how serious the offense is considered to be.
Representatives for 50 Cent did not immediately return messages.