50 Cent arrested for cursing during performance

US rapper 50 Cent and a member of his entourage were detained in St Kitts and Nevis for using “indecent language” during a music festival performance, according to police.

A police statement said the In Da Club rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, and Bajar Walter were arrested and charged after the performance on Saturday night.

Amanda Ruisi, a representative for 50 Cent, said in a statement he had initially only been booked to host the St Kitts Music Festival.

But festival organisers insisted he also perform and “there were profanities used during his performance”, she added.

Jackson paid a fine and returned to the US on Sunday, Ms Ruisi said.

Under St Kitts’ Small Charges Act, it is a misdemeanour offence to use profane words in public places in the former British colony, which is home to 40,000 people.

Police said an offender could be sent to jail, depending on how serious the violation was.

US rapper DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was arrested on the island in 2003 for swearing during a concert.

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