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“The hip-hop artist took his ‘The Final Tour’ to Crypto.com Arena last Wednesday.”
At his recent performance at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday, 50 Cent allegedly threw a microphone off the stage, which reportedly struck a concert-goer. Online footage captured by fans depicts the 48-year-old rapper tossing two malfunctioning microphones from the stage.
During a performance featuring guest rapper YG, it is said that 50 Cent was given a microphone that failed to produce any sound. He discarded this first microphone to the left of the stage. Subsequently, he was handed another malfunctioning microphone, which he threw off the stage with greater force, sending it further back from the edge of the stage. The artist, known by his real name Curtis James Jackson III, is widely recognized for his hit song “In da Club.”
After receiving a functioning microphone, the hip-hop artist resumed his performance alongside YG at the center of the stage.
TMZ reported that the rapper discarded the microphones into the production area where his crew was stationed. The alleged victim, who was reportedly struck by the equipment, was standing in that area. On Wednesday, photos surfaced depicting the purported victim, Bryhana Monegain, a radio host from POWER 106, with a visible open wound on her forehead.
A source shared with PEOPLE, “This is an unfortunate isolated incident where someone was in a restricted area they should not have been.”
Furthermore, 50 Cent’s attorney, Scott Leemon, refuted any suggestion of deliberate harm. In a statement to PEOPLE, he clarified, “Let’s be very clear, as I told LAPD this afternoon, my client Curtis would never intentionally strike anyone with a microphone. Anyone saying something different doesn’t have all the facts and is misinformed.”
50 Cent is currently on his “The Final Lap Tour,” commemorating the 20th anniversary of his Grammy-nominated debut studio album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” The tour commenced on July 21 in Salt Lake City, and the European leg is scheduled to start on September 28 in Amsterdam. Over the course of the tour, the “21 Questions” rapper will visit various cities, including Dublin, London, Mumbai, before concluding in Auckland, New Zealand, on December 14.
The incident that occurred on Wednesday is reminiscent of a recent altercation involving Cardi B. At her July 29 performance at Vegas’ Drai’s Beachclub, after mentioning the heat and requesting to cool off, Cardi B had a drink thrown in her direction by an audience member. In response, the “Up” artist threw a microphone at the individual in the front row, leading to the fan being escorted away by security.
Shortly after the incident, Cardi B shared a reposted video from a different angle that captured the fan attempting to empty their cup onto the performer.
Despite initially being listed as a battery suspect, Cardi B was ultimately cleared of all charges. The case was never forwarded to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, and law enforcement officials determined that Cardi did not engage in any criminal wrongdoing.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issued a statement to PEOPLE, stating, “After a thorough review of this case and with the consultation from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, this case has been closed due to insufficient evidence. No charges will be filed in relation to this case.”