Page 50 - 50 Cent Makes History In Kosovo
50 CENT has become the biggest star to perform in Kosovo, after playing a sold-out gig in the Eastern European state on Monday night (17Dec07). The rapper made history with his concert in a Pristina soccer stadium, where 25,000 people turned out to see him. Speaking before the show, the tough rap star addressed threats of violence aimed at him as he travels through Eastern Europe, stating he would never consider cancelling a show. He said, "I haven't missed a show date in my career. "I've been to Iraq. I performed for the soldiers. I've been to Israel. I've been to Beirut. They actually bombed the week after I left." And the In Da Club star believes his own troubled background is what attracts fans in Kosovo: "I know exactly what happens when the guns come out. Maybe that's why they (identify) with me." Kosovo has been run by the United Nations since the end of the Eastern European war in 1999. The threat of increased violence is a result of the country's impending declaration of independence from Serbia.