50 Cent has gone the Cardi B way by throwing a microphone in the crowd and hitting a female fan identified as ‘Power 106’ host Bryhana’s head during a Los Angeles concert and now, he is likely to be charged with criminal battery if the fan decides to press charges. 50 Cent is a no-nonsense rapper and this could land him in some mini trouble with the law.
50 Cent threw a microphone into the crowd twice during his Final Tour stop in Los Angeles on Wednesday – striking a fan in the head and leading the star to become a suspect in a battery case.
The In Da Club hitmaker, 48, who recently postponed his Arizona concert due to a heat wave, could be seen hurling a microphone with force offstage when the item wasn’t working in a now-viral TikTok.
In the clip, the star was handed a mic that didn’t work and was seen dropping it down impatiently on the side of stage. He later was given another mic that was also facing technical issues, prompting him to hurl the item away, hitting the fan.
Since the incident, 50 Cent is now a suspect in a criminal battery report after the woman ‘filed a police report’ shortly after the concert, reported TMZ.
His attorney Scott Leemon told: ‘Let’s be very clear, as I told LAPD this afternoon, my client Curtis would never intentionally strike anyone with a microphone.
‘Anyone saying something different doesn’t have all the facts and is misinformed.
The Instagram account, The Neighborhood Talk, also uploaded a photo of the fan with a bloody gash on her forehead and claimed the victim was Power 106 host, Bryhana Monegain.
Law enforcement informed the outlet that, ’50 threw the mic at his crew in the production area and hit the victim,’ and that the woman claimed to officers, ’50 looked directly at her before throwing the mic.’
After being struck by the microphone, the fan was taken to the hospital to treat a ‘laceration on her head.’
In photos obtained by TMZ, the victim could be seen with a deep cut on her forehead and showed that her head was wrapped with a bandage. She also had cuts and bruises on her arm as well as the palm of her hand.
Sources informed the outlet that 50 Cent ‘wasn’t targeting the woman, but still, he beaned her good.’
Another insider close to the rapper explained that the woman was in a restricted area near the stage which she ‘wasn’t supposed to be in.’
The rapper has been on the road for his Final Lap tour which officially kicked off last month in July, and is slated to come to an end on December 14 in Auckland, New Zealand, with international dates starting in late September.
Cardi B is another performer who recently faced a similar incident last month in July when she hurled a microphone at an audience member in Las Vegas after a drink was tossed at her.
In anger, she responded by throwing the mic at the DJ, but was later legally cleared in the battery case.
Lawyers for the singer, Drew Findling, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, told TMZ in statement at the time, ‘This afternoon we were notified by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept., that as a result of their investigation, there will be NO charges against Cardi.’
‘On behalf of Cardi, we appreciate the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept’s diligent and prompt resolution of this matter.’ The microphone itself was later auctioned off on eBay for nearly a whopping $100k.
50 Cent has yet to address the incident, but earlier on Thursday, he jumped to Instagram to share photos with his son, Sire, 10, who also attended the L.A. concert.
The post contained two photos of the performer and his youngest son, whom he shares with Daphne Joy. The star – whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III – also welcomed son, Marquise Jackson, 26, with ex Shaniqua Tompkins.
The duo stood closely together on the stage which was covered with confetti and 50 Cent penned, ‘My LA show was SIRE approved, he said man that was crazy! My little man could feel the love.’
The microphone incident comes shortly after the Candy Shop rapper postponed his Arizona tour stop that was slated to be held on Monday, August 28.
However, due to a heat wave and temperatures rising to 116 degrees, the performer made the decision to not take to the stage. Instead, he jumped to his main Instagram page on Sunday to reveal the news to his fans and followers.
‘Due to extreme heat, the show tomorrow in Phoenix, AZ is being postponed. For anyone who would like a refund, please go to point of purchase for instructions.’
The father of two then expressed, ‘I’ll be back in Arizona soon! 116 degrees is dangerous for everyone.’
However, social media users and fans who were set to attend the concert were less than impressed by the last minute cancellation.
One follower typed out in the comment section, ‘A lot of broken hearts tonight!’ while another added, ‘The day before the concert really? You couldn’t have said something earlier.’
An Instagram user wrote, ‘Naaaah the show starts at 7 anyway you can survive for an hour,’ while one fan expressed they had taken the day off to attend. ‘crying 🙁 not me taking the day off for this.’
Some fans sent support to 50 Cent, with one penning, ‘Yes definitely dangerous stay healthy definitely hydrated.’
Cardi B did the same and now 50 Cent has also repeated the same act. Is it that these artists need an anger management team to manage their hot tempers? This could be the new trend where musicians throw microphones in the crowd with the least provocation. Now a female fan is hurt and in the hospital all because 50 Cent couldn’t control his anger.
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