50 Cent wasn’t able to perform in his old Queens neighborhood on Sunday (August 30), but the G-Unit rapper got plenty of hometown love during an hour-plus set he put on Saturday evening at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in New Jersey.
“This show isn’t my regular show, I’m doing something different tonight. I’m doing music that this crowd can relate to.” Flanked by Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, 50 ripped through a number of early album cuts and G-Unit favorites, including “Poor Lil Rich” and “Straight Outta Southside.”
…50 ventured to the exposed corner of the stage to make a special announcement to the fans — and to the police, since authorities’ reported fears over security are what allegedly derailed Sunday’s event. (Although 50’s beef was with the NYPD, he let the Jackson police in attendance endure his wrath anyway.)
“I wanna thank y’all for getting on the bus,” 50 said between songs. “When I tried to do it in the ‘hood … they tell me I don’t come through the ‘hood. I come through. But you don’t see me ’cause I’m usually in something where I can’t be seen. You see them over there, though, that’s the motherf—ing police. They the ones that say I can’t do it. I’m from the Southside!”
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