March 1, 2021
Toronto Star (AP)


Shooting during radio interview of 50 Cent




  NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting at a Manhattan hip-hop radio station where rapper 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance.

The victim, a 24-year-old Los Angeles man, was shot in the left leg. Officials said he was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital and was listed in stable condition early Tuesday.

According to Newsday, the injured man was a member of 50 Cent's entourage.

The newspaper reported that the shooting happened after 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, announced he was dropping his protégé, The Game, from his hip-hop clique, G-Unit.

The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. Monday in the lobby of WQHT-FM, or Hot 97, police spokesperson Sgt. Kevin Farrell told The Associated Press.

50 Cent, who was at the station promoting the upcoming release of his new album The Massacre, was not harmed in the incident.

No arrests had been made.

Spokespeople for 50 Cent and his label, Interscope Records, were not available for comment Monday.