50 Cent is set to be banned from Canada – because he attracts too many guns, reports Headline News staff reporter Christina Ficara on November 30, 2005.
The “Get Rich Or Die Tryin” rapper has been shot nine times and the country’s Junior Foreign Minister Dan McTeague is worried his music promotes gun violence. He is trying to stop the star from entering the country to perform seven concerts next month.
The politician tells the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, “There are indeed limits and restrictions on freedom of expression. Particularly if they incite hate or if they are the kind of activity that is killing our youths right now across Toronto.”
The rap star was left badly injured after three gunmen pumped nine bullets into him in an attack in 2000. New details of the infamous shooting – which is featured in the rapper’s new movie “Get Rich or Die Tryin” – have emerged during the trial of Murder Inc.record label moguls Irving and Christopher Lorenzo. The pair are facing a hefty jail sentence over charges of money laundering for New York drug baron Kenneth McGriff.
All Headline News – 30 November, 2005:
’50 Cent Banned from Canada’
Excalibur (York University’s newspaper) – 30 November, 2005:
‘MP wants ‘Fiddy’ banned’