50 Cent recently announced that he would be performing a surprise, secret show on Family Day (August 30) at PS 40 in Jamaica, Queens, near where he grew up, an announcement which was picked up by publications like the New York Post, thereby making the show not a secret or surprise at all. The news, not surprisingly, was met with mixed reactions from the local community and cops, who worried what kind of crowd and vibe a 50 Cent show might impart to something called Family Day.
Whether it was this public concern, or the fact that the secret surprise of his surprise secret show had been ruined, 50 Cent announced today that the show was canceled — or at least that he wouldn’t perform, but may still show up. In a ridiculously mean-spirited Post update (the article opens “Bullet-magnet 50 Cent…”) Mayor Bloomberg squashes the beef in typical suited-white-guy style:
“Our understanding after talking with 50 Cents [sic] is he has no plans to perform whatsoever. He might go, but he’s not going to perform,” Mayor Bloomberg said.
Instead, 50 will bus local kids to his show at Six Flags in New Jersey on August 29.