Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
“I’ll be making a return to Arizona in the near future!” the rapper posted on social media.
The scorching conditions proved to be too much for 50 Cent.
Amid his ongoing The Final Lap Tour, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Get Rich or Die Tryin’, the 48-year-old rapper made an announcement on Monday. He revealed that his scheduled show for Tuesday, August 29 in Phoenix would be deferred due to an extreme heat advisory.
“Owing to the extreme heat, the performance set for tomorrow in Phoenix, AZ is being rescheduled. For those seeking refunds, kindly refer to your point of purchase for guidance. I’ll be making a return to Arizona soon! A temperature of 116 degrees poses risks for everyone 🤷🏽♂️ #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi @thefinallaptour,” the rapper communicated via his social media platforms, in reference to his concert at the Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre.
Accompanying his message, he shared a series of images that showcased the dynamic pyrotechnics of his concert, along with a weather alert he had received.
The “In Da Club” MC is just among a small group of musicians whose performances have been impacted by the soaring temperatures.
This month, a Snoop Dogg concert in Houston witnessed 16 attendees being “hospitalized with heat-related ailments,” as reported by Rolling Stone. In July, during an Ed Sheeran show in Pittsburgh, 17 individuals were transported to the hospital due to extreme heat. Additionally, in the previous month, Jason Aldean had to abruptly conclude his concert on his Highway Desperado Tour in Connecticut due to his own bout of heat exhaustion.
Aldean addressed the incident in a video shared on X (formerly known as Twitter), stating, “I’ve had many people reach out to me today after hearing about last night’s events at the Connecticut show. I’m doing well. It’s just one of those occurrences – the weather was hot, and I had spent the entire day playing golf. I believe it was a combination of dehydration and heat exhaustion.”
The journey of The Final Lap Tour commenced on July 21 in Salt Lake City, with the European leg slated to begin on September 28 in Amsterdam. 50 Cent’s tour itinerary includes stops in cities like Dublin, London, Mumbai, and will conclude in Auckland, New Zealand on December 14.
During the tour, the rapper behind hits like “21 Questions” has been treating audiences to a mix of well-loved tracks and songs that haven’t graced live stages in decades. Busta Rhymes and Jeremih have contributed to the hip-hop nostalgia by making appearances as featured guests.
In a noteworthy development earlier this year, 50 Cent revealed plans to adapt the 2002 film “8 Mile” into a television series. The film, a semi-autobiographical portrayal of Eminem’s life, is set for transformation under his guidance. During an appearance on BigBoyTV, he mentioned, “I’m going to bring ‘8 Mile’ to television.” He further shared that Eminem, his collaborator in this venture, will contribute to the production.
With confidence, 50 Cent expressed, “This project is going to be significant. I’m putting in the effort. I don’t have any flops. I’m achieving a 100% success rate.” When asked about his intentions for the show, he emphasized, “I believe it should stand as part of his legacy because it holds great importance to me that people comprehend it.”