Charly Boy, the renowned Nigerian singer, has revealed his involvement in resolving the conflict between Eedris Abdulkareem and American rapper, 50 Cent, back in 2004.
During an episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, Charly Boy recalled being in the middle of styling his hair when he received a distress call from Abdulkareem, reporting that he was being mistreated by 50 Cent’s security team.
Charly Boy immediately dropped what he was doing and swiftly organized a group of three thousand bikers to accompany him to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, where Abdulkareem was located.
“Back then, if I was walking past the motorcycle park and I waved my hand, all the motorcyclists would follow me. So, I stormed the airport with almost 3000 bikes.”
“On getting to the airport, I asked Eedris to tell me what happened and he said he was booked for a show alongside 50 Cent and he went to sit in the first class in the plane where the rapper was and his bouncers asked him to leave that the first class space wasn’t for Nigerian artists but he refused, then they beat him up.
“They also beat his bouncer who tried to rescue him from them. 50 Cent was aware of what happened. After Eedris narrated his ordeal, I asked where 50 Cent was and they pointed to an SUV. So I went into the SUV to confront him.
“Already, 50 Cent’s security team was seeing the tension around the airport with the bike men moving around. I was also very high that day. I said to 50 Cent, ‘You are the one beating my people in their own country? You came to Nigeria and you are beating my people.’”
Following their confrontation, Charly Boy stated that 50 Cent expressed remorse and offered an apology for his actions.