Tuesday, September 18, 2007

50 Cent Cancells European Tour

(image via bloggingstocks)

The music industry is filled with liars who prolonged their adolescence by getting into spandex and pretending they are seventeen. How many times has KISS "retired"? How many times has Barbara Streisand, or even Rod Stewart given their "last" concert? We won't even get into Jay-Z.

That having been said, as 50 Cent is worth hundreds of millions due to an uncanny business sense and some goddamn Smart Water, it is not inconceivable that he might retire. From the 3AM Girls:

"He threatened to retire if his chart rival Kanye West beat him in the battle to No.1 - and it looks like 50 Cent is a man of his word.

"Just hours after his new album Curtis lost out to Kanye's Graduation, Fiddy sensationally axed all his European commitments this week.

"This includes his much-hyped double appearance at both the Mobos and the Vodafone Live Music Awards tomorrow night.

"His cancellation has shocked both sets of awards organisers."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Streisand keeps getting a bad rap in the media for this "last concert" stuff. Look, ONCE -- in 2000 -- she billed TWO CONCERTS as her "last". So, for that, she is "Guilty".

But NEVER EVER again has she said "I am retired" or "this is the last concert".

She has said repeatedly that she DOES NOT ENJOY performing live, but that is not the same as a "last concert".

I just wanted to clarify that.

You make it sound like Streisand announces every 2 years that it's her last concert.

For the record, she has toured the U.S. in 1966, 1994, 2000, and 2006. She performed a handful of shows in Australia in 2000. And she performed a European tour in 2007.

The 2006 and 2007 U.S. and European shows *were* a surprise since she said in 2000 that she was done with live performing.