News: 50 Cent's Entourage Scuffles W/ NBA Announcer, "I Thought They Were Kidding But They Weren't"
Friday, Nov 20, 2009 6:00PM
50 Cent has once again made headlines, however, this time it is in relation to his entourage reportedly confronting renowned NBA announcer Marv Albert this week before a late night talk show interview.
The incident is said to have taken place during a pre-taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Longtime broadcaster Marv Albert, 68, reported was involved in a scuffle with bodyguards for rapper 50 Cent during an appearance Thursday night on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." No one was injured, and Albert, who apparently was unknown to 50 Cent's entourage, made it back to the waiting room. (Times Union)
More details on the confrontation have landed online.
As Albert arrived, with an entourage of one, TNT public relations specialist Jeff Pomeroy, there was a sudden scuffle when a multitude of 50 Cent protectors seemed unfamiliar with Albert. There was shouting ("It's Marv Albert," yelled a Kimmel show guard, a pronouncement that seemed to have no effect on the 50 Cent phalanx.) There were obscenities. A fist or two flying. A "Don't you put your hands on me" pronouncement. And finally Albert made it to his waiting room, relatively unruffled but slightly puzzled. "Did you see that?" Albert said. "I thought they were kidding, but then I realized they weren't." (Los Angeles Times)
The event has struck a cord with numerous sports and music bloggers.
"This is just so weird," Beat Crave blogger Kara wrote. "Why would anyone attack a middle-aged white guy at the Jimmy Kimmel show? It's not like he's going to gun down 50 or anything. 50 Cent is a thug, and he hangs out with thugs. I'm a little surprised that the security at Jimmy Kimmel wasn't a little tighter. It's bad for business when your guests are beating up on each other." (Beat Crave)
Aside from the incident, 50 has been on the road promoting his new album, Before I Self Destruct.
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson will be at the Jersey City, New Jersey Best Buy tonight to celebrate the release of his new album, Before I Self Destruct. The rapper will be at the Best Buy at 125 18th Street at 6 p.m. before heading to the Union Square store for a second kick-off at 9 p.m. A few lucky fans purchasing the album tonight will get exclusive photo passes to pose with 50 Cent. (New Jersey News)
No further details from the incident have been revealed as of now.