50 Cent won't be in da club at bogus afterparty in St. Petersburg
So ignore those flyers that suggest 50 Cent and his Candyland Girls are attending an afterparty at Club 1 South in St. Petersburg, following his concert Wednesday night at Jannus Live. The party might be on, and the club might be hopping, but Fiddy will not be there.
Jannus Live officials first spotted the flyer and reached out to Fiddy's people for clarification. According to Jannus spokesman Eric Snider, a spokeswoman for the rapper's agency responded thusly: "Not official and management will have their lawyer send a cease and desist."
Event promoter Eric Robinson said there was never intended to be any promise of an actual appearance by 50 Cent. "We're just having a party," he said. "The flyer said we're going to be featuring his music all night." Of course, he said, they'll definitely extend an invite to Mr. Curtis Jackson at the show on Wednesday. Whether the rapper decides to accept is up to him.
The truth is, this isn't the first time, nor will it be the last, a club promises an appearance by a big-name artist who has no intention of showing. Even if a celebrity is contracted to appear, they're often in and out immediately after the minimum amount of time specified in their contract.
Fiddy, for his part, is not amused. Just look at that photo.
This all begs the question: What's the best "official" concert afterparty you've ever attended in Tampa Bay? Did the artist show up? We'd love to hear your stories in the comments.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*