50 Cent may face significant legal repercussions after forcefully striking a concertgoer in the head with a microphone during his “Final Lap” tour performance at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on August 30.
Videos capturing the incident began circulating shortly after the concert concluded, showing an agitated 50 Cent hurling not one but two microphones into the crowd. The rapper’s frustration reportedly stemmed from microphone malfunctions. He initially tossed the first microphone with minimal force, but his anger escalated, leading him to vigorously launch the second microphone into the audience.
The “Final Lap” tour featured special guests, including YG, who was performing onstage when 50 Cent struck the audience member. Images circulating online suggest that the injured individual is Bryhana Monegain, the host of Power 106, as she appeared with a bloody forehead wound.
Although Monegain did not respond immediately to Variety’s request for comment, Scott Leemon, an attorney representing 50 Cent, issued a statement asserting, “Let’s be very clear, as I told LAPD this afternoon, my client Curtis would never intentionally strike anyone with a microphone. Anyone saying something different doesn’t have all the facts and is misinformed.”
However, the Los Angeles Police Department could not confirm to Variety whether a police report had been filed, and there was no report filed at Crypto.com Arena regarding the incident.
This incident involving 50 Cent mirrors a previous one involving Cardi B, who threw a microphone into the crowd, sparking a brief legal dispute with the victim. In Cardi B’s case, she was retaliating against a fan who had thrown a drink at her onstage, inadvertently hitting another individual nearby. The following day, the injured person filed a police report, but Cardi B was ultimately cleared of potential battery charges.
Before these microphone-throwing incidents, concertgoers had occasionally targeted artists onstage. Earlier in the summer, Bebe Rexha narrowly avoided being seriously injured when a fan threw a cell phone at her head in New York. Harry Styles was struck by an unidentified object in Vienna, and Latto responded to a similar incident in Germany by remarking, “Want your ass beat?”
50 Cent Injures Fan After Hurling Microphone at Crypto.com Arena During his tour stop at Crypto.com Arena, rapper 50 Cent struck a concertgoer with a microphone, sparking a battery report. Video footage posted on social media captured the incident in which 50 Cent, performing “Toot It and Boot It” onstage with YG, tossed a malfunctioning microphone into the crowd, hitting an attendee in the head. Reports identify the injured person as Bryhana Monegain, Power 106’s midday deejay, with images showing her bandaged face and bloodied hands during recovery. While no immediate police report was filed, TMZ reported that 50 Cent is now a suspect in a criminal battery report after the victim filed a report Wednesday night.