Man Shot During 50 Cent Interview
New York police are trying to sort out who shot a man February 28th in the lobby of a Manhattan radio station where rapper
The shooting was thought to stem from a feud between the rapper and his G-Unit protégé,
The 24-year-old Los Angeles man, who was not identified, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg. He was listed in stable condition at press time.
No arrests have been made.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was at hip-hop station WQHT-FM to discuss his latest album, The Massacre, scheduled to drop March 3rd. During the interview, he announced he was booting The Game out of his G-Unit posse for disloyalty. He also took credit for The Game’s success.
“Every record he’s selling is based on me being on his record with him,” Jackson said.
The comments were in response to The Game’s interview at the station a few days before, during which he didn’t take Jackson’s side in a beef with rivals
“I ain’t gonna turn on my friends and Nas is one of my friends, and Jada’s really a homie … 50’s beef is 50’s beef and I really don’t know where this all stems from,” he said.
Investigators suspect some associates of The Game heard Jackson’s comments, went down to the radio station to confront him and things turned violent from there, according to police.
The rapper, who was inside the building, was not injured.