According to reports, Brown lost the main opening act for his two-month spring tour now that 50 Cent has pulled out. Fans noticed that 50, who was originally billed as part of the tour, has now disappeared from the promo posters of the events. The Queens rapper was slated to perform at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Nebraska as part of Breezy’s concert on April 10, but Tom Lorenz, general manager of the Nebraska venue, confirmed to the Journal Star that he’d been told 50 was no longer performing but that he was given no official reason for the decision.
However, TMZ reports 50’s absence from the tour is all about a huge money gap between the rapper’s camp and Live Nation, the promoter behind Chris’ tour. Sources say that 50 was set to be the lead guest on The Party Tour after initial talks with Breezy’s camp, where both sides agreed on his fee for the gig. When it was time to sign on the dotted line, Live Nation and 50 were reportedly “hundreds of thousands of dollars apart” on terms. There was also an attempt to negotiate but the rapper finally pulled out two weeks ago. However, the tour continued to be hyped with 50 for at least another week.
Although 50 fans are pissed that they bought tickets for him to be a no-show, sources say that no refunds will be given because Chris, the headliner, will be there as scheduled. Neither 50 Cent or Chris Brown have commented.