By Robyn Collins
A source close to rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) has clarified the details regarding 50’s recent arrest in St. Kitts, which occurred after he swore onstage. Before the show he was ordered by officials not to use profanity during his set.
The rapper wasn’t originally scheduled to perform, he was supposed to host the St. Kitts Music Festival, but when he arrived on the island he was asked to play, reported Billboard.
An associate of the rapper, identified only as Rocky, said there was no language in 50’s contract specifying that he could not use profanities. “It was only when he was about to go onstage that the police commissioner told him he couldn’t say f—, he didn’t mention that he couldn’t use any other curse words, so I guess it was okay to say bitches, hoes, whatever—but just don’t say f—,” Rocky explained.
Rocky also said that 10 to 15 police entered 50’s dressing room, and the rapper quietly surrendered. He and bodyguard Bajar Walter were taken to the Basseterre police station and held for approximately three hours. The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force then posted on its Facebook page that both men were granted bail of $5,000.00 Eastern Caribbean dollars (about $1,820) and ordered to surrender their travel documents.
According to Rocky both were required to seek locally based attorneys prior to their appearance in court, at approximately 5 a.m., for a Sunday morning appearance. 50 and Walter were tried and pled guilty to the use of indecent language charges. They each paid a fine of nearly $1,100.
“We just want people to know we ain’t mad about this, we all had a good time,” Rocky said. “50 enjoyed it so much he decided to stay longer and go to Nevis [on Monday], and we would come back and perform in St. Kitts again anytime they would like to have us back.”