SOHH Whatcha Think: 50 Cut From Overseas Appearance Over Tweet?!

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 10:04AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

The tweets is definitely watching. Thing about the internet, once something is posted, yeah, you can delete it, LOL it, or even apologize for it ... but the offended are gonna stay offended and they gonna be heard.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

50 Cent recently made a joke about autism that rubbed a few folks the wrong way, although he later recanted the tweet, it didn't stop organizers of an in store appearance that was set to feature the G-Unit boss from canceling the event.

Organisers of the rapper's planned PA at a Carphone Warehouse store in Dundrum, Dublin, axed the event after the disgusting comments. Fiddy caused uproar after he told an eager fan on Twitter: "yeah just saw your picture fool you look autistic". He followed up by telling his almost seven million followers: "don't want no special ed kids on my time line follow some body else." Carphone Warehouse confirmed yesterday they have no plans to reschedule the PA by the New York rapper -- real name Curtis Jackson -- who was due to fly in from Paris to launch a new range of headphones. Over 1,000 fans had been expected to attend today's Dundrum Town Centre gig.(The Sun)

Needless to say, the G-Unit's foreign fans were left shocked. It's not everyday a rapper of Fif's stature makes it to their side of the pond. The company that canceled Fif's appearance, however, stood tall on their decision.

Over a thousand fans were expected at the store with 50 Cent due to fly in from Paris to launch a new range of headphones. The company announced online: "We have decided not to go ahead with the 50 Cent event on Wednesday in Dundrum, thanks for all your feedback." The paper reports that Irish fans disgusted by the star's comments were quick to praise the decision. One wrote: "Well done @carphoneIE for dumping 50 Cent over his comments about autism. Way to set an example."(Irish Central)

This internet age is a crazy thing: You got rappers beatin' each other up, filming the assault and posting it online, cats chasing down radio personalites like The Karate Kid and hip hop vets airing each other out via social networking sites. With that said, creating an online persona has been proven to be an effective way to market yourself, if done correctly. Our question of the day: Has the internet age done more to hurt or help hip hop artists?

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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