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50 Cent May Be Charged In Water-Bottle Melee

Posted By on May 13, 2004

50 Cent may face criminal charges related to the minor melee that broke out during his surprise performance in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Friday.

According to Springfield Police Captain William J. Noonan, charges have not been filed and the details of those charges have not been decided, but a representative for the district attorney in Hampden County told The Boston Herald that the rapper will face allegations of criminal conduct.

“We are trying to get statements from witnesses and victims to find out what happened,” Noonan told MTV News.

50 Cent surprised the invite-only audience at Spring Jam, an event thrown by Hartford, Connecticut, radio station WZMX-FM, by taking the stage for an unscheduled performance at a Springfield nightclub last week. According to witnesses, moments after 50 began his performance, the rapper was hit in the head by a water bottle and leapt into the crowd after the fan, which led to a brawl near the front of the stage. Three women were reportedly injured when 50 jumped into the crowd of 1,400; two were allegedly kicked in the head and face.

Two men were arrested following the show, according to the Springfield Police Department, and another fan who had reportedly been at the concert, 27-year-old Mark Terry of Hartford, was shot in the leg near the venue. Police are continuing their investigation of a link between the two incidents, according to Noonan.

50 Cent’s management and label declined comment.

-mtv news

  • Eric

    Is there anywhere to still hear this audio?