Rapper 50 CENT was left in shock after handing out money to kids in his native New York City, when he realised he'd given away $18,000 (GBP10,000) by mistake.

The generous hip-hop star had only intended to part with $1,800 (GBP1,000) of his fortune to underprivileged fans and was initially shocked by the hysterical response to his gesture.

He says, "They went mad."