for 50 Cent has announced the platinum-selling rapper will not be attending
the Live 8 Concert slated to take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due
to a scheduling conflict.
Live 8 is the follow-up
to 1985’s massive concert, Live Aid and organizers have timed the event
to coincide with the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.
According to 50’s
publicist Yvette Gayle, the rapper is in Toronto, Canada shooting his semi-autobiographical
film "Get Rich or Die Tryin.’"
His publicist said
the movie’s production schedule conflicted with the July 2 show, which
will take place on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
While it has not
been confirmed, rumors are circulating that Michael Jackson is in talks to replace
The concert will
be hosted simultaneously in Philadelphia, Paris, London, Berlin and Rome and
other Hip-Hop acts on the bill include Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z,
Snoop Dogg and Will Smith.
The concert aims to shed light on various humanitarian crises
in Africa and proceeds from the concert will benefit various poor African Nations.