Kosovo has been run by the United Nations since 1999 when the war with Serbia came to an end. Many fans feared that 50 would back out of the show, due to increased tensions as Kosovo prepares to declare its independence from Serbia. “I haven’t missed a show date in my career,” the rapper told Reuters. “I know exactly what happens when the guns come out. Maybe that’s why they (identify) with me.” Despite the presence of riot police stationed around the arena, the concert went forward without any major disturbances.
“It was super. Tonight we saw 50 and we hope that the next thing we’ll see is independence,” teenager Edona Ahmeti said after the show.