50 Cent's San Francisco Gig Shut Down By Police

Thousands of ticketless fans stranded outside club forces authorities to put kibosh on rapper's show inside.

The enormous hype surrounding 50 Cent backfired on Friday after thousands of

ticketless fans stranded outside a San Francisco club forced police to shut

down the rapper's show inside.

A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department said between 3,000

and 4,000 people were blocking traffic outside Kelly's Mission Rock when

authorities arrived around 10 p.m. to disperse the crowd.

While one person was arrested for inciting a riot, the spokesperson said the

crowd was otherwise "very peaceful."

An employee at Kelly's said 50 Cent was never even able to get inside the

venue because of the mob outside and that the 1,000 people who bought

tickets for the sold-out show will have their money refunded.

A spokesperson for 50 Cent did not return phone calls.

The Eminem and Dr. Dre protégé is on a short tour to promote his major-label

debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', due February 11 (see "50 Cent Says

He's Capitalizing On Arrest, Doesn't Mind Being Bootlegged"). He performed

Saturday in Las Vegas and Sunday in San Diego at a Super Bowl party with

Fabolous, and will wrap the outing February 16 in Baltimore.

50 Cent was arrested on December 31 in New York when police allegedly found

two loaded guns in his rented SUV (see "50 Cent Appears In Court On Gun

Charges").