50 Cent braved himself to serve a gig in volatile province of Kosovo, Pristina. The rapper visited the country that ended its war with Serbia in 1999 to promote his latest album 'Curtis' and became the first high-profile artist to perform publicly there.
He was not the first artist to drop by to the country which had focused on politics in the last few years, but those like Angelina Jolie and Mariah Carey came for their humanitarian effort. When asked what became of his, 50 simply said, "I came to entertain the world", then added "I won't get a chance to see the world, like the entire world, unless I go everywhere. I see my music break through language barriers."
Apart from performing in front of approximately 25,000 people on Monday night (December 17), 50 also helped to launch Kosovo's second phone network during the 10-hour visit. The concert was held at a soccer stadium and fireworks was part of the show.
Kosovo for one thing is not a reason for 50 to miss his scheduled performance, saying that he never canceled one in his entire career. "They live in the same type of environment that on a smaller level, we are subjected to where I'm from," 50 said. "I know exactly what happens when the guns come out. Maybe that's why they identify with me."