Rapper 50 Cent pulled out of Chris Brown's tour because of a scheduling clash, admitting it "wasn't handled correctly".
The In da Club hitmaker was reportedly slated to be the main opening act on the Loyal singer's Party Tour, which kicks off in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday (31Mar17), but his name has since been removed from all promotional materials, which listed other support acts such as Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, and Kap G.
TMZ.com reported that 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, left the tour because of a dispute over money. According to the site, both parties had agreed on his fee for the gig so executives at Live Nation, the company organising the shows, reportedly assumed he was on board and began promoting his appearance. However, when it came to signing the contract, the rapper and Live Nation were "hundreds of thousands of dollars apart" on terms and attempts to negotiate fell through and he walked away.
50 Cent took to Instagram on Friday to share a screengrab of the article, which was titled "50 Cent I Never Signed Chris Brown Tour Deal... They Can't Afford Me!" and disputed the headline and shared his version of events.
"I would never say my friends can't afford me," he wrote. "This run wasn't handled correctly, I'm still on set filming Den of Thieves."
50 Cent stars alongside Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, and O'Shea Jackson, Jr. in the crime drama about a thief caught between two sets of criminals while planning a bank heist. He is also due to reprise his role in the Escape Plan sequel, which is also in production.
Chris hasn't commented on the 50 Cent news but he shared a video on Instagram showing him sat in the auditorium during a rehearsal. He told fans, "The first show gonna be fun, we're excited" before giving them a "sneak peek" of the staging.
The tour closes in Los Angeles on 23 May (17).