Rapper 50 Cent was detained in St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturday and charged with using “indecent language” following a performance at the St. Kitts Music Festival, police say.
The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, and a member of his entourage, Bajar Walter, have been released on bail, but have a court appearance in the Caribbean country scheduled for Monday. Under the Small Charges Act, it’s an offense to use profanity in a public place, and a person found guilty could be sent to jail, The Associated Press reports. Another rapper, DMX, was detained in 2003 on the same charge.
The police didn’t reveal what word 50 Cent allegedly used, but TMZreports it was “motherf—er.” In a statement, representative Amanda Ruisi said the rapper, who also hosted the festival, did use profanities during the performance, and he has vowed to keep his swearing stateside.