50 Cent has been called “stupid” by the Mayor of St. Petersburg for hosting a pre-Super Bowl party.
The 45-year-old rap star performed in front of a crowd in a hangar at Albert Whitted Airport before the big event in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday (Feb 7), but has been criticised by Mayor Rick Kriseman.
In response to the event, the mayor of St. Petersburg, Kriseman wrote on Twitter: “This isn’t how we should be celebrating it. It’s not safe or smart. It’s stupid. We’re going to take a very close look at this, and it may end up costing someone a lot more than 50 cent.”
This year’s Super Bowl was staged at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa with the Weeknd paying a whooping $7M to perform infront of 25,000 fans – including 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers who were able to attend due to the coronavirus pandemic.
50 cent previously urged his fans to keep their distance from each other during the health crisis. He insisted he was determined to follow social distancing guidelines. He said in March: “I feel there are no safer options out here.
“There’s not much. I guess when I want to go to the gym I’ll go to a track and I’ll just run outside. Still, you know what they say, keep your social distance.”
He explained at the time: “People don’t hear alarms, they only see fires. “A lot of them on South Beach and stuff like that… when they go out they’re only thinking about, ‘It’s spring break. It’s my time to have fun,’ instead of considering what’s really going on right now.”
The St. Petersburg business evicted from Albert Whitted Airport after hosting 50 Cent’s Super Bowl party.