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Eedris Abdulkareem recounts altercation with 50 Cent in 2004

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Nigerian hip-hop veteran, Eedris Abdulkareem has make clear the notorious altercation between himself and American rapper, 50 Cent.

Abdulkareem disclosed this throughout an interview on The Sincere Bunch launched on Monady, February 19, 2024. He defined that the confrontation stemmed from an incident throughout a music live performance sponsored by Nigerian Breweries in 2004, the place 50 Cent and his entourage reportedly forcibly ejected a number of Nigerian artists, together with P-Sq., from the backstage space.

Detailing the occasions of that night time at Lagos’ Tafawa Balewa Sq., Abdulkareem revealed that he resisted when 50 Cent’s workforce tried to take away him from backstage. He recounted how an occasion organizer intervened to stop a bodily altercation between him and the American rapper’s entourage.

Additional elaborating on the chaotic ambiance, the Jaga Jaga crooner alleged that girls had been subjected to molestation on the live performance venue, and fatalities occurred attributable to a stampede instigated by 50 Cent’s presence. Abdulkareem accused Nigerian Breweries of protecting up the incident within the media.

Reflecting on the altercation, Abdulkareem said, “For the aircraft saga, it was the second day. A day earlier than that point, we had been at TBS on the backstage, and when 50 Cent and his crew got here backstage, they chased and flogged each Nigerian out of the backstage space, together with P-Sq..”

He continued, “I simply dey boil for the place I dey. I used to be ready for them to return and chase me. So, they lastly got here. After they got here, they requested me to go away as a result of 50 Cent was coming. I stated, ‘So what? Please, get the f*ck out of my face.’ They went to report me to one of many organizers and he advised them to go away me alone. Na there the wahala for begin, in order that they escaped that night time.”

Abdulkareem’s revelations present perception into a big incident in Nigeria’s music historical past, highlighting tensions between worldwide and native artists and elevating questions on safety and group at main occasions.

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