50 Cent was arrested at the St. Kitts Music Festival. (Photo: Getty Images)
50 Cent’s trip to St. Kitts wasn’t your typical celebrity getaway. The “In da Club” rapper found himself in da courthouse after getting arrested for using “indecent language,” which is prohibited by law, during a performance on Saturday night.
The 40-year-old performer (real name: Curtis Jackson) headlined the St. Kitts Music Festival. While performing “P.I.M.P.,” 50 — who had been warned not to use profanity, according to TMZ — sang the word “motherf*****” several times in front of 40,000 concertgoers. He was formally arrested and charged for the offense of “making use of indecent language” during his performance, according to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.
While the Power star initially had to “surrender his travel documents” ahead of a court appearance on Monday, according to police, his rep tells Yahoo that the issue is already resolved — and he’s headed back to the U.S.
“Mr. Jackson was only booked to host the show,” explained his spokeswoman, Amanda Ruisi. “When he arrived at the festival, organizers asked him to perform, he obliged, and used the DJ they had there. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the clean version to his tracks, so there were profanities used during his performance. The show was a great success, and he will make sure for future trips to St. Kitts that he leaves the ‘motherf*****s’ in the United States.”
She added, “He went to court today and paid a fine and is on his way home.”
50 Cent, who has had several serious run-ins with the law in his life, isn’t the first performer to be arrested for using bad words on the island. In 2003, DMX was arrested for using profanity at the same music fest.