April 13, 2024
A Los Angeles radio host needs 50 Cent to face the music, alleging in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the “Sweet Store” rapper chucked a microphone at her head throughout a live performance in August.

Bryhana Monegain, a noon host for hip-hop station Energy 106 FM, filed her lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom. On the heart of the criticism, reviewed by The Instances, is an Aug. 30, 2023, cease on 50 Cent’s Ultimate Lap tour at downtown L.A.’s Crypto.com Enviornment.

Monegain alleges that fifty Cent (actual identify Curtis Jackson) threw his microphone “in the direction of a crowded space” after realizing that it was not working throughout his efficiency. This brought about “the microphone to strike Plaintiff’s face and left wrist,” leading to “extreme and everlasting” accidents, the criticism mentioned. After the incident, the lawsuit added, Monegain instantly obtained care on the Los Angeles Common Medical Heart emergency division for accidents together with a concussion, “laceration over her brow” and ache in her left wrist.

Monegain, who additionally complained of “dizziness, complications, mild and sound sensitivity, and nausea,” alleges that she nonetheless suffers from her accidents and “emotional misery.”

Representatives for 50 Cent didn’t instantly reply to The Instances’ request for remark Friday. Representatives for co-defendants Anschutz Leisure Group (AEG) — which owns Crypto.com Enviornment — and Jackson’s G-Unit additionally didn’t instantly reply to The Instances’ requests for remark.

Video of fifty Cent throwing his microphone off the stage throughout his Los Angeles present circulated on social media in August. The footage confirmed the “P.I.M.P.” rapper, 48, swapping and throwing his microphones twice — gently tossing the primary one away, then hurling the opposite into the gang.

A number of retailers together with TMZ and PageSix printed pictures of a bandaged Monegain and her accidents, displaying a bloody wound on the radio character’s brow. TMZ reported that the rapper was not focusing on Monegain but additionally that she was not presupposed to be within the restricted space the place he threw his mic. She reportedly instructed police that the rapper regarded straight at her earlier than throwing the gadget, in accordance with TMZ.

In an August assertion shared with PageSix, the rapper’s lawyer Scott Leemon denied the assault allegation: “Let’s be very clear … my consumer Curtis would by no means deliberately strike anybody with a microphone.”

He added: “Anybody saying one thing totally different doesn’t have all of the info and is misinformed.”

Morgan & Morgan, the regulation agency representing Monegain, condemned the August incident and referenced 50 Cent’s “In Da Membership” to specific confidence of their case.

“Irrespective of who the assailant is, this alleged act of negligence and violence is unacceptable, and we’ll maintain 50 Cent and his co-defendants accountable for his or her alleged actions,” the assertion mentioned. “Mr. Jackson has himself beforehand mentioned that ‘If the discuss ain’t [a]bout cash, homie, I ain’t involved,’ so we’re assured our consumer can be pretty and justly compensated for the accidents she suffered.”

Monegain, who demanded a trial by jury, is in search of an undisclosed quantity for damages together with medical bills, authorized charges and previous and future wage loss.

50 Cent is about to carry his Ultimate Lap tour — the Twentieth-anniversary celebration of his Grammy-winning album “Get Wealthy or Die Tryin’ — to extra levels later this 12 months. On March 1, he’ll carry out at Houston Livestock Present and Rodeo in Texas. Days later, he’ll take his hits to the Speaking Stick Resort Amphitheatre in Phoenix.

Instances employees author Nardine Saad contributed to this report.