NEW YORK, United States, Sunday July 17, 2016 – He may have said he has no hard feelings after being arrested for using obscene language during a recent performance at the St. Kitts Music Festival. But American rapper 50 Cent showed that he was not quite over it, when he stopped by late-night TV talk show Conan with Conan O’Brien.
The performer, whose given name is Curtis Jackson, suggested that police in the Caribbean country should have had more important things on their minds than throwing him in the slammer for a few cuss words.
“Go catch a murderer!” 50 Cent said on the talk show which aired Wednesday night.
Three weeks ago – on June 25 – 50 Cent and a member of his entourage, Bajar Walter, were arrested after an hour-long performance at the Warner Park Stadium that included his profanity-laced hit, P.I.M.P.
At a rare Sunday sitting of the court, the two pleaded guilty to using indecent language and each paid a fine of EC$3,000 (US$1,111) before being allowed to leave the twin-island federation.
Recounting his experience to Conan, 50 Cent tried to imitate the Kittitian accent, as he recalled how a police officer informed him he would be arrested.
The artiste said that as he sat in prison, before he was released overnight on bail, he began to question why he was in police custody when there were far more dangerous people out on the streets.
“They’re like the murder capital. So you got me here for saying [expletive] and you got a murder rate higher than every place else out there?” he said. “[Expletive], go catch a murderer,” he added, to laughter from the talk show host and the audience.