NEW YORK – A man was shot in the leg Monday night in the lobby of a Manhattan radio station while rapper 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance, police said.
According to Newsday, the injured man was a member of 50 Cent’s entourage. The newspaper reported that the shooting happened shortly after 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, announced he was dropping his protege The Game from his hip-hop clique, G-Unit.
The victim, a 24-year-old Los Angeles man who was not identified, was shot in the left leg. Officials said he was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital and was listed in stable condition early Tuesday.
The shooting occurred shortly about 10 p.m. at WQHT-FM, or Hot 97, police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Farrell told The Associated Press. 50 Cent, who was at the station promoting the upcoming release of his new album “The Massacre,” was not harmed in the incident.
No arrests had been made. Police were investigating the incident.
Spokespeople for 50 Cent and his label, Interscope Records, were not available for comment.
In 2001, rapper Lil’ Kim’s entourage engaged in a shootout at the station that left one man wounded. Her bodyguard was sentenced to 12 years in prison for that shooting.