Eedris Abdulkarem talks about how his beef with 50cent earned respect for Nigerians


Eedris Abdulkarem talks about his beef with 50cent

Veteran rapper, Eedris Abdulkarem who has been away from the music scene has once again spoken about his famous beef with American rapper, 50 Cent.

Back in 2004, the two had a serious confrontation at Lagos airport. The American rapper was billed to headline the annual Star Mega Jam when a mild drama ensued aboard an ADC airline from Lagos to Port Harcourt. 

It was reported that Eedris wanted to sit in a seat reserved for 50 Cent, but was prevented from doing so.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with LIB, the ‘Jaga Jaga’ rapper claimed he was protesting to the ill-treatment meted out to foreign and local acts during the musical tour.

He said the beef was the revolution that got every artiste respected in the Nigerian industry and outside the country.
When I was on the plane with 50, and he asked me to get the hell out of his seat. I said no, this is Nigeria, this is my country. He can’t come here and tell me shit, that isn’t gonna happen. That was the revolution that got every artistes respected in the Nigerian industry and it took them all over the country. That was the defending moment for the Nigerian artistes, I can remember at the back stage, Psquare was sent away, a couple of people were also sent a way and I wasn’t happy about it. But moving forward, I’m happy for the Nigerian Industry and am happy with everything that’s happening today.

Although, the pair made up in 2007 when 50 Cent was in Nigeria to perform at the media launch of KORA Awards in Abuja and Eedris publicly apologised to him on stage.


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