By NAN Entertainment Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 19, 2016: The government of St. Kitts/Nevis has stayed largely mum on the heels of Rapper 50 Cent slamming the island as “the murder capital.”
Appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the rapper turned entrepreneur, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, slammed the island on the heels of his recent arrest and jail stint there following his use of profane language on stage at the St. Kitts Music Festival on June 25th.
Jackson seems still miffed at his brush with cops on the island. “They’re like the murder capital,” Jackson, aka 50 Cent, told O’Brien. “So you got me here for saying [expletive] and you got a murder rate higher than every place else out there?” [Expletive], go catch a murderer.”
O’Brien along with most of the people in the audience laughed.
The diss comes as St. Kitts Music Festival still has a picture of 50 plastered on its website and as the St. Kitts Tourism Authority boosted of the rapper’s performance at the 20th festival noting in a recent release that Jackson “from his first few notes,… ignited the crowd’s passions with his energy as he performed a wide-range of his chart-topping hits, and brought the evening to a sizzling grand finale.”
Neither the Tourist Board, festival organizers nor the St. Kitts/Nevis government has commented on 50’s international claim.
Stats show St. Kitts/Nevis is one of the Caribbean nations with murder rates significantly higher than the United States at 38 per 100,000 residents. According to the latest available data, the murder rate in the United States was 4.7 per 100,000 people.
See the 50 Cent interview with Conan on St. Kitts/Nevis here: