50 Cent did not melt when water was thrown on him at an impromptu Springfield, Mass. club performance:
- The crowd of 1,400 people didn’t know 50 Cent was there until he took the stage after other acts. About 10 minutes later, someone in the crowd threw water at him from a cup or a bottle, Hippodrome co-owner Michael J. Barrasso said.
“He removed his gold chain, handed it to someone on the stage next to him and jumped off the stage into the crowd,” Barrasso said. The rapper’s entourage, including bodyguards, also jumped off the stage.
The audience was so dense, Barrasso couldn’t tell whether there was any fighting beyond pushing. Security guards and police officers pushed the rapper – whose real name is Curtis Jackson – and his entourage back on stage, Barrasso said.
“He finished the song, believe it or not,” Barrasso said. “Then the whole entourage and him just rushed for the exit, got in their cars and left” [AP]
saying “we hate to beat and run, but we have tickets for the opera.”