A planned community event featuring rapper 50 Cent was canceled in its entirety out of fears of violence the rap stars manager has confirmed.
50 Cent had planned to perform and host the event tomorrow (August 30) at PS 40 in Jamaica, Queens but nixed the event.
According to 50 Cents manager and Violator CEO Chris Lighty the event may still take place at a later, unconfirmed date. "We are postponing it and working it out with police," Lighty said.
Today (August 29), 50 Cent will play a safe gig at Six Flags Great Adventures in Northern New Jersey.
The rapper, along with vitaminwater, is busing hundreds of children from his old Queens neighborhood to the theme park to attend a fundraising performance for his G-Unity Foundation.
"I am constantly searching for ways to give back to the community that helped create me and contributed to my success," 50 said about todays trip. "I can think of no better way to do this than to help improve the lives of the young people that reside there through programs created by my foundation."
In related news, 50 Cent recently launched a fragrance company named Lighthouse Beauty with a number of partners, including manager Chris Lighty.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian recently signed with 50s company to market and promote her own, unnamed fragrance.
Having worked with some of the top talent in the entertainment industry, I have a unique perspective on capturing the essence of a celebrity in a product, Lighty told Womens Wear Daily. We worked closely with top perfumers to infuse Kims larger-than-life personality into a fragrance that will really speak to her fans.