50 Cent: ”I realized that life in the US is good, after I went to Nigeria”

Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, has revealed how he felt when he finally visited Nigeria.


The American rapper, actor, television producer, and businessman, born in South Jamaica, a neighborhood of Queens, who began pursuing a musical career in 1996; said Nigeria is not a country to write about.

He kept this assumption based on where his driver then took him through – Lagos.


“I use to think I was from the bottom. All my life I’ve never seen anything as hârsh as the neighborhood the driver took us to, 50cent said.


”Forget about housing projects where the elevators aren’t good, no AC, no steady electricity and others cuz they didn’t even have that. What we call sufferings is what they see as luxury.” He added.

50 Cent: ''I realized that life in the US is good, after I went to Nigeria”
50 Cent: ”I realized that life in the US is good, after I went to Nigeria”

Meanwhile, controversial singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, has claimed that American rapper, 50 Cent and his crew “flogged and chased” some Nigerian artists, including P-Square, out of the backstage during a concert organised by the Nigerian Breweries in 2004.

He said the incident happened on the first day of the concert at Tafawa Balewa Square, in Lagos.


Speaking in the latest episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, Abdulkareem said when 50 Cent’s bouncers approached him to leave the backstage, he refused.

The singer said it took the intervention of one of the organisers to prevent an altercation between him and the Americans.


He said, “For the plane saga, it was the second day. A day before that time, we were at TBS at the backstage and when 50 Cent and his crew came backstage, they chased and flogged every Nigerian out of the backstage including P-Square.

“I just dey boil for where I dey. I was waiting for them to come and chase me. So, they finally came. When they came they asked me to leave that 50 Cent was coming. I said, ‘So what? Please, get the f*ck out of my face.’ They went to report me to one of the organisers and he told them to leave me alone. Na there the wahala for start, so they escaped that night.”


Abdulkareem also alleged that Charly Boy betrayed him by accepting a bribe from Nigerian Breweries to destroy the evidence of 50 Cent’s crew bullying him during the plane saga.

He said Charly Boy blacklisted him after the incident.


“DJ Tee recorded everything that happened between me and 50 Cent’s crew on the plane but Charly Boy took the tape and used it to negotiate with Nigerian Breweries. The bastard blacklisted me,” he said.

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