September 27, 2009

Rapper 50 Cent performs at NYC school

U.S. rapper 50 Cent says his performance at a school playground in New York was a shout-out to his old neighborhood.

Under the watchful gaze of police, the reformed drug dealer Saturday performed a set for hundreds of thrilled fans in the playground of Public School 40 in Queens, New York, saying, I'm back in my neighborhood, it feels good. I'm full of positive energy, the New York Daily News reported.

The newspaper said fans screamed I love you Fitty as he rapped while wearing jeans, sneakers and a red and white Pelle Pelle leather jacket over a white T-shirt. The performance reportedly lasted for almost 30 minutes, and included a medley of hits such as In Da Club, What up Gangsta and I Get Money.

The performance came after 50 Cent's scheduled appearance at a Queens community festival last month was canceled because of security concerns, the Daily News said.