Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
7/25/2003 7:23:18 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include 50 Cent and Fabolous.
For those who were planning on getting their "Fiddy" fix in Winnipeg and Calgary this August, we have bad news. Shady’s protege has announced that the shows in those cities will have to be rescheduled. As ChartAttack reported earlier this week, rapper 50 Cent recently booked two additional Canadian dates this summer, including a show at Winnipeg’s Winnipeg Arena on August 24 and a gig at Calgary’s Saddledome on August 26. Fabolous was also scheduled to join 50 on both bills.
Before you start to panic, we’ll alleviate your fears of the cause for the postponement — no, 50 Cent has not been shot again (which would make it ten — TEN! — times). The real reason is actually a scheduling conflict, which we’d all agree is much more pleasant than another bullet wound. Unfortunately for Western Canadian fans, the 2003 MTV Music Video Awards are booked around the same time as the August shows (the VMA’s go live on August 28). Since 50 has been nominated for four awards, it’d probably be a wise move for him to show up. Fiddy is up for "Best Male Video," "Best New Artist," "Best Rap Video" and "Viewer’s Choice."
Yes, 50 is a busy guy these days. In addition to racking up the noms for material from Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, the rapper is still finding time to hit up the studio. 50 Cent’s debut G-Unit album, featuring Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and of course, Fiddy, is scheduled for a November 4 release on G-Unit Records (a subsidiary of the Interscope family). In addition, 50’s sophomore solo release, which is being produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem, should be completed by early 2004.
Anyway, the good news is that the Canadian shows are not being cancelled, but rather postponed — the Wanksta will still get to do his thang for Western fans at some point. We’ll let you know when the rescheduled dates for the Winnipeg and Calgary shows become available.
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