50 Cent will not face charges for an August incident in which he threw a microphone while onstage and supposedly hit a woman in the face.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office will not file criminal charges against the G-Unit mogul (real name Curtis Jackson). Instead, the office will keep the case open until next August, and may change their mind if Fif gets in additional trouble.
“At this time, no criminal charges have been filed against Mr. Jackson,” Deputy Director of Communication Ivor Pine wrote in a statement to HipHipDX. “This matter has been set for a City Attorney Hearing, which is a pre-filing diversion available to eligible individuals.
“The case will remain open for the duration of 1 year from the date of the incident. It can be re-evaluated for possible criminal charges, should there be any further incidents between the parties or any additional reports made against Mr. Jackson. If there are no further police contacts with Mr. Jackson, this case will be closed after 1 year from the incident date.”
The incident was originally presented to the L.A. District Attorney as a potential felony battery case. However, that office decided to hand it over to the City Attorney instead, who in turn made the aforementioned decision.
The G-Unit mogul performed at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on August 30 as part of his Final Lap Tour, and while the evening was filled with surprise cameos from Nas, YG, DaBaby and others, 50 grew frustrated at one point as he kept getting handed broken microphones.
In a video and series of photos captured by The Neighborhood Talk, the Queens, New York native could be seen growing agitated by the technical difficulties as YG performed on stage next to him.
On two separate occasions, 50 aggressively hurled the broken mics into the crowd, and apparently one of them struck a woman in the head. Photos show Monegain, a radio personality at Power 106, with a bloodied gash on her forehead and blood stains on her face.
According to TMZ, a source close to 50 Cent says Monegain “wasn’t supposed to be in the restricted area” and that the rapper didn’t intentionally target her.
In a statement the day after the concert, 50’s lawyer Scott Leemon said: “Let’s be very clear, as I told LAPD this afternoon, my client Curtis (AKA 50 Cent) would never intentionally strike anyone with a microphone. Anyone saying something different doesn’t have all the facts and is misinformed.”