[artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist] is known for getting involved in beef with other hip-hop artists, and at least one of the star’s followers appears to have been influenced by the rapper’s aggro persona. Video of a fan bum-rushing the rapper during a performance in Brazil was posted on RapRadar.com. The footage shows the attacker briefly clutching the rapper before being taken down by security.
About midway through his performance of “Ayo Technology,” a fan in a hat and jeans runs onstage and grabs 50 as the rapper leads the crowd in an amped-up rendition of his Justin Timberlake-assisted hit. However, security is right on the heels of the fan and quickly tackles and slams the attacker onto the ground. A man in a white T-shirt (identified in some Web reports as G-Unit member Lloyd Banks) then gets in a few punches before the attacker is hauled offstage. Although he appears somewhat shaken up at first, 50 barely misses a beat and continues to spit the rest of the song, despite the melee.
50 Cent recently embarked on the Invitation Tour in the U.S., and afterward, the star and his G-Unit crew headed to Brazil on Friday for a string of dates. Overzealous stage-jumpers aside, 50 said fans can expect a lot of variety from his upcoming stage shows.
“Because of the technology, there’s no real mystique to your actual performance anymore. After the first show, that’s gonna be on YouTube. So I have to keep changing the set so that it’s not the same show every night,” 50 told Cleveland.com. “I got so much material, I could actually perform for three hours straight, so it’s easier for me to make the decision to change music than a newer artist that doesn’t have that kind of catalog, where they can keep switching songs to play music that people are going to enjoy.”