August 29, 2009

50 Cent postpones N.Y. neighborhood fair

A manager for 50 Cent says the U.S. rapper has postponed a Family Day neighborhood fair in New York due to safety concerns.

Manager Chris Lighty said the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, decided not to go through with Sunday's fair in Queens because he was concerned his appearance would prompt violence, the New York Post reported Saturday.

We are postponing it and working it out with police, Lighty said.

Jackson originally had been tabbed for a performance at the fair at the schoolyard for Public School 40, but the rapper later confirmed he would simply be making an appearance at the event.

The Post said police were concerned they did not have the proper manpower to provide security for the event.

No new date for the postponed event was reported.