Nigerian music veteran, Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy has revealed the role he played in quashing the rift between rapper Eedris Abdulkareem and American Hip Hop star, 50 Cent.
It may be recalled that there was an exchange between the two rappers at the Lagos airport in 2004 when 50 requested a seat that Eedris was already sitting on.
Speaking in the latest episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, Charly Boy recounted what happened and how he intervened with about 300 powerbikers.
The media personality said he was his hair when he received a call from Abdulkareem that he was being manhandled by 50 Cent’s bouncers.
Charly Boy said he left what he was doing and mobilised men on three thousand bikes to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, where Abdulkareem was. On getting there, he said he was briefed by Abdulkareem and he went to confront 50 Cent.
In his words; “Back then, if I was walking past the motorcycle park and I waved my hand, all the motorcyclists would follow me. So, I stormed the airport with almost 3000 bikes.
“On getting to the airport, I asked Eedris to tell me what happened and he said he was booked for a show alongside 50 Cent and he went to sit in the first class in the plane where the rapper was and his bouncers asked him to leave that the first class space wasn’t for Nigerian artists but he refused, then they beat him up.
“They also beat his bouncer who tried to rescue him from them. 50 Cent was aware of what happened. After Eedris narrated his ordeal, I asked where 50 Cent was and they pointed to an SUV. So I went into the SUV to confront him.
“Already, 50 Cent’s security team was seeing the tension around the airport with the bike men moving around. I was also very high that day. I said to 50 Cent, ‘You are the one beating my people in their own country? You came to Nigeria and you are beating my people.’”
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