News: SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Juelz Santana On 50 Cent's Postponed Family Day, "I Was Definitely Going Out There" [Audio]
Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 1:00PM
With the cancellation of 50 Cent's Family Day celebration in Queens, New York tomorrow (August 30), SOHH spoke with one of the invited guests, Juelz Santana, who said he planned to attend the publicized event.
Santana told SOHH about his pre-planned attendance and revealed what he would have done if the show was still on.
"Oh yeah, I was definitely going out there," Santana revealed. "I was trying to come out there on four wheelers. Shout-out to the whole Shadyville, shout-out to the whole Hollis, 40 Projects -- everybody, I don't even wanna start saying names because I might forget. Shout-out to everybody in Queens you know, I f*ck around out there. I got a lot of peoples out there. One of my artists is from out there, Depp, you already know, it's Harlem all day.I was definitely going to be out there on four wheelers. I was gonna pop off on the four wheeler in the middle of the crowd. Like 'what up, what up, what up!'" (SOHH)
Cam'ron recently turned down 50 Cent's offer to appear at the event and said their differences could be publicly squashed in Harlem, New York.
"I'm not going to no show in Queens," Killa said in an interview. "I don't know how true it is -- a few of my people, associates, said he was trying to reach out. But I ain't going to no concert in Queens. Come up to Harlem Week. We could sit down and have the roundtable meeting if you really wanna be serious. Or meet anywhere -- we can meet in Benihana's if you wanna be serious. It don't matter. I'm not squashing a problem we had in Queens at your event. That's the same way he got other artists to come to his shows, whether they was down with Dipset or D-Block or Terror Squad, or whatever the case may be. It ain't no real beef, but we ain't gonna squash what we had at a Queens event. We'll meet halfway -- Triborough Bridge. (MTV)
The event was postponed yesterday (August 28) afternoon.
The rapper 50 Cent has canceled a Family Day fair he had planned in his old Queens neighborhood amid police concerns about security for the event. The musician's manager, Chris Lighty, says the event is being postponed while organizers work out new arrangements with police. Authorities had been worried about whether they would have enough officers on hand to deal with crowds and keep the peace, especially if the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, performed. (Associated Press)
According to early reports, the event would have been heavily guarded for the protection of Fif and the people attending.
The planned appearance has sparked concerns from local authorities, who have recruited an "army of cops" to shut down the area, fearing violence will break out if a shooter takes aim at Jackson. There will be "hundreds" of cops - including officers from special gang units - who will be present. Community Board 12 manager Yvonne Reddick says, "The concern is the [lack of] manpower. That's a lot of people. The park is surrounded by a residential community." (Contact Music)
Check out Juelz Santana's reaction to the Family Day cancellation below: