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The clash Between Eedris Abdulkareem & 50 cent and how they settled on Stage.


The clash Between Eedris Abdulkareem & 50 cent and how they settled on Stage.

The clash however happened when Eedris Abdulkareem put up a fight with 50 Cent’s crew over sitting arrangement in the Aeroplane chattered for the purpose of conveying the American rap icon to the concert venues.

According to reports, while waiting at the airport lounge minutes before he boarded the plane, he had promised that “I am going to show these people (organisers) that Nigerian artistes deserve respect.”

50 cent had visited Nigeria in 2004 alongside his crew headlining a four-city concert tagged ‘Star Mega Jams. The concert which was to hold in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Benin featured the then Nigeria Stars such as Daddy Showkey, Eedris Abulkareem himself,  Abass Akande Obesere, Tony Tetula and many many others.

The Concert began in Abuja on Wednesday the 3rd of December 2004 and was held at the Eagle Square ground in Garki. The show which was hosted by the Famous Gbenga Adeyinka first saw the performance of Tony One-Week, One of Nigeria’s most promising singers at that time.

After Tony one-week performance, 50 Cent and his G Unit group took to the stage to give an overwhelming performance despite the poor sound production from the woofers.

Shortly after he began his performance the crowd surge threateningly forward to touch him. While the security attempt to push the crowd back, he screamed: “Leave ma people! Let ma brothas come near!”

He further sealed the memorable night when he brought out a bundle of $50 notes and spray into the teeming crowd who scrambled to grab the notes. He did this three times at intervals spraying about $15,000 before wrapping up his performance in Abuja. He would repeat the same act during his performance in Lagos.

After 50 cent performance, Daddy Showkey took the stage and thrilled the audience with his music and Galala style. Daddy Showkey’s performance was followed by Eedris Abdul Kareem who seem to have an issue with 50 Cent  when  he grabbed the microphone, and said: “50 Cent na oga for America, me I be Oga for rap for Nigeria!” 

The Concert in Abuja was closed after Abass Akande Obesere entertained the audience with his Fuji tunes.

On Friday the 3rd of December 2004, the second round of the concert was held at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos State, the invited artiste gave the audience a double portion of the thrilling performance they had in Abuja until when Eedris took the stage after 50 cent’s performance where he claimed he is the the ‘oga of rap music in Nigeria’,  the chides for scrambling for the money 50 Cent threw to the crowd. “Him dey try tell us say Nigerians na beggars? This na insult on my people.

The clash however happened when Eedris Abdulkareem put up a fight with 50 Cent’s crew over sitting arrangement in the Aeroplane chattered for the purpose of conveying the American rap icon to the concert venues.

According to reports, while waiting at the airport lounge minutes before he boarded the plane, he had promised that “I am going to show these people (organisers) that Nigerian artistes deserve respect.”

Once onboard, he deliberately sat on the very seat reserved for 50 Cent in the first-class compartment of the aircraft insisting that “This is where I am going to sit!”. The same first-class seat he bluntly declined two days earlier.

security detail from G-Unit asked him to move to the back section where the local acts were seated. Eedris refused to move, claiming he was meant to sit in front.

And as narrated by eyewitnesses, one thing led to the other, a scuffle ensued between his men and those of 50 Cent. An embarrassed Eedris who had one of his boys injured reportedly ranted: “Let us get to Port Harcourt, 50 Cent, I will show you that this is my country. I will deal with you.”

50 Cent and his band had to leave the country prematurely on the advice of the American Embassy in Nigeria.

The long-standing feud between Nigerian singing superstar Eedris Abdulkareem and international rap star 50 Cent was brought to an abrupt, shocking end Thursday night at the media launch of the KORA Awards in Abuja in 2007

Right after the American artiste's performance, the compere announced to 50 Cent and the audience that "An African brother is going to come onstage and show you some African love." Abdulkareem surfaced from a corner into the spotlight, causing the audience to erupt in applause as soon as it was clear who he was.

Abdul Kareem apologized to 50 cent right on stage.

Source: rnn ng, allAfrica

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