News: 50 Cent & G-Unit Celebrate Delayed "Family Day" Concert, Papoose & Cormega Surprise Fans [Video]
Sunday, Sep 27, 2009 9:25AM
50 Cent made up for last month's canceled Family Day concert in Queens, New York by hitting the stage alongside Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo to perform a number of hits this weekend.
Taking place on Saturday (September 26), Fif's packed event lasted over five hours.
Over 2,500 people came to the yard by P.S. 40, according to security officials for the 50 Cent/ G-Unit-sponsored event. No heavy prior promotion was made. A few flyers were passed out on Friday, but most of the traffic for the event was due to word of mouth. Even LLoyd Banks said he didn't know about the function until about 3 a.m. on Saturday, when he received a text message from someone in their organization telling him to show up. Papoose and Cormega also came out to support the event, and unsigned Queens rapper Trav opened up the show. (MTV)
50 Cent previously aired out his issues against the New York police about last month's canceled event.
"I was trying to do something good," Fif told the crowd at a Great Adventures concert. "So as a kid, I wanted to make something for the kids and allow them to have that experience. Now check this out, when I try to do it in the hood, like everybody else would do in the hood -- they say 'No 50, don't be in the hood.' Y'all seen me come through, but all of them don't get to see me when I come through, right? So when I come through, and then they be like, 'We don't see 50.' And usually you don't see me because I'm somewhere where I'm not trying to be seen -- but I wanna show y'all something. Look over there, the top over there, that's the motherf*cking police. Those motherf*ckers follow me everywhere I go. And you know why? 'Cause I'm from Southside." (iStatus Clothing)
The initial event was postponed at the last minute.
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)
Skull Gang leader Juelz Santana previously spoke with SOHH and revealed his intent to attend the event.
"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)
Check out footage from the event below: