Watch your tongue, young man! 50 Cent was arrested for swearing during a concert on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts on Saturday, June 25, after dropping a “motherf‑‑kin’” during a performance of his hit “P.I.M.P.”
According to TMZ, the 40-year-old rapper was originally set to host the show at the St. Kitts Music Festival, and so was unprepared with a clean version of his 2003 track.
Hence, he let loose with the profanities in front of 40,000 audience members, rapping along to the song, and was promptly booked after the show. Profanity in public is against the law in St. Kitts.
“[Curtis "50 Cent"] Jackson was only booked to host the show, when he arrived at the festival organizers asked him to perform, he obliged and used the DJ they had there," the rapper's rep said in a statement. "Unfortunately, they didn't have the clean version to his tracks, so there were profanities used during his performance. The show was a great success and he will make sure for future trips to St. Kitts that he leaves the 'motherf‑‑ks’ in the United States."
50 Cent isn’t the only rapper who’s gotten in trouble with the law because of cursing, however. In 2003, DMX was also arrested for using some unsavory words on stage at a concert in St. Kitts.