A Nigerian pastor has credited Jesus with stopping American rapper 50 Cent from a live performance on December 4, 2004 within the oil-rich metropolis of Port Harcourt.
Pastor David Ibiyeomie of town’s Salvation Ministries mentioned the live performance date clashed with a campaign deliberate by the church. A lot to his dismay, many church members had additionally purchased tickets to the 50 Cent live performance.
The campaign, a nighttime affair, was poorly attended.
Nervous a couple of potential poor attendance on the church occasion, Pastor Ibiyeomie mentioned he requested for Jesus’ intercession.
“I got here one night time to his coming…on stage. I mentioned pay attention if 50 Cent comes tomorrow, I am not referred to as by God..50 Cent will not come,” he declared.
And 50 Cent, whose actual identify is Curtis James Jackson, did not come as a result of he left for the US sooner than deliberate.
On December 4, the day of the live performance, an entourage of 50 Cent was engaged in a confrontation in Lagos with a Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, who insisted he was entitled to a seat reserved for the American.
The misunderstanding led to a brawl, which spilled over from the constitution flight to the runway at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.
Based on experiences on the time, 50 Cent, who had carried out in Lagos and Abuja, was irritated by the misunderstanding.
He referred to as off the Port Harcourt and Benin Star Mega Jam live shows organized by Nigerian Breweries.
Hundreds of followers in Port Harcourt have been disillusioned when 50 Cent didn’t present up.
Salvation Ministries had a profitable campaign on the Port Harcourt Civic Heart.
Information24 captured what occurred in a narrative revealed a number of days after the confrontation:
Powerful American rapper 50 Cent stopped a Nigerian tour after his entourage received into an argument with a neighborhood hip-hop star over first-class seats on a chartered airplane, a witness mentioned Monday.
Hassle broke out on Saturday when a Nigerian rapper took a seat in entrance of 50 Cent on a jet that will fly his group G-Unit and native help acts from Lagos to Port Harcourt forward of their subsequent efficiency, he mentioned.
“Idris Abdulkareem had his personal seat, however intentionally went to the seats reserved for 50 cents and his crew, G-Unit,” mentioned a witness working with one of many tour organizers who requested to not be recognized.
“50 Cent’s safety requested him to maneuver, however he did not. Idris continued to abuse them, however 50 Cent’s safety damage him,” he mentioned.
Shortly after the incident, the American group canceled the tour and made preparations to return to the US, he added. The rapper was nonetheless in his automobile on the asphalt of the airport in the course of the combat and was circuitously concerned.
Tour promoters Nigeria Breweries confirmed that the final two dates of the tour had been canceled and requested followers to contact them for refunds.
“You realize the live performance nearly resulted in a large number. For now, we aren’t keen to speak about this messy affair. Be affected person, we’ll meet on the proper time,” mentioned a Nigeria Breweries spokesperson.
Ibiyeomie went again to reminiscence in a speech marking the start of 21 days of fasting by members of the Church.
The assertion was revealed Monday by Church Gist.
Right here is Pastor Ibiyeomie’s interpretation of what occurred:
We have been going to have a campaign within the Civic Heart and a younger man named 50 Cent can be performing in Port Harcourt. He was on the peak of his profession.
What number of of you already know him? 50 Cent was going to come back to Port Harcourt to carry out, Port Harcourt stood nonetheless with the advert, it was a brewery, a well-known brewery did the advert and that very same day he would carry out that we might have a campaign on the Civic Heart Port Harcourt …even those that would come for the campaign had purchased a ticket to the 50 Cent live performance.
I mentioned come oh, meaning when 50 Cent comes, nobody will come for the campaign and all of Port Harcourt, the advert was so thick.
I got here one night time to his arrival … on stage. I mentioned pay attention if 50 Cent comes tomorrow, I am not referred to as by God.. 50 Cent will not come.
A younger man mentioned… (he is Catholic) “oh boy, you hear this man speak, 50 Cent no come, if that man do not come, I will dey born once more.”
Does this imply, do you hear what this pastor is saying? If 50 Cent does not come, I will be born once more. He stood right here to testify. How many people have been in church then? He mentioned 50 Cent wasn’t coming? After I do not buy a ticket?
I mentioned pay attention, when you drop a pin at Civic Heart, it’s going to ring as a result of town stood nonetheless.
I mentioned two kings do not reign, that is precisely what I mentioned. Jesus can not reign and 50 Cent can even reign. I mentioned he will not come tomorrow. He was already in Nigeria; he had already carried out in Lagos and was on his solution to Port Harcourt.
I mentioned, “Pay attention, tomorrow 50 Cent will not be performing on this city,” I ordered it.
He received on the airplane to board the flight, Charly Boy was additionally on board after which Charly Boy was carrying their PMAN (Performing Musicians Affiliation of Nigeria) Crew, People mentioned no, this crowd cannot comply with us.
You realize while you communicate God will orchestrate issues anyway…they mentioned this crowd cannot sustain…they’d a tough combat on board the People suggested 50 Cent to return he’s in danger to go to Port Harcourt, he did not come.
Do you hear what I am saying? His live performance was cancelled.
I do not care what you need to problem, no matter you resolve in these 21 days, God will honor them.
50 Cent did not come and the campaign was thick, that was the final time we campaign in that place as a result of the place could not include us.
Pay attention, while you see a Christian say, “Pay attention, you witch,” they do not say issues like that with out preparation.’