50 Cent arrested for onstage profanity
50 Cent has been arrested for “making use of indecent language.” (Photo: Getty Images)
50 Cent was arrested in St. Kitts in the Caribbean Saturday night … for using a word that's apparently illegal there: “motherf*****.”
Sources tell TMZ, 50 (real name: Curtis Jackson) had been warned not to use profanity during his performance in front of 40,000 people. We're told the DJ didn't have a clean version of his set, and 50 didn't pull the mic away from his mouth when he roared, “motherf*****” — and that was enough to get him arrested.
Cops showed up after the performance and took 50 to the station, where he was booked for using profanity in public. It's a minor offense, but he has to stick around until Monday, when he'll go to court and pay a fine.
The same thing happened to DMX in 2003.
[Editor's note: According to the the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force's Facebook page , 50 was granted bail but had to surrender his travel documents until his court appearance. Additionally, a member of the rapper's entourage, Bajar Walter, was arrested for making use of indecent language and obstruction. He will appear in court on the same day.]