The Bay Space rap legend made headlines this previous weekend when he was thrown out of the Golden 1 Heart in Sacramento whereas watching his beloved Warriors tackle the Kings within the opening recreation of their first-round playoff sequence.
Footage from inside the world confirmed E-40 barking at and nearly getting right into a scuffle with the Kings’ safety earlier than he was escorted out of the constructing by a member of the Warriors safety crew, with injured Warriors ahead Andre Iguodala tailing behind him.
The In a Main Method rapper continued to angrily shout expletives within the route of safety as he made his approach off the court docket and down the tunnel.
50 Cent was additionally in attendance on the Golden 1 Heart that evening because the Kings — with whom he struck a deal final 12 months to make his Sire Spirits model the crew’s unique spirits associate — upset the Warriors to take a 1-0 lead within the sequence.
However in an Instagram put up on Tuesday (April 18), the Energy mogul revealed he received’t be within the constructing for recreation three at San Francisco’s Chase Heart on Thursday evening (April 20) as he’s involved that he, too, could face the identical therapy as E-40.
Whether or not that’s as a result of he expects the Warriors’ safety to focus on him in retaliation or just because he’d have a good time the Kings’ buckets slightly too loudly is unclear.
“I used to be fascinated with leaping on this jet to the Bay Space for recreation 3 however the KINGS kicked E40 out, They may need to kick 50 out the Chase heart. LOL,” he wrote whereas sharing a video montage of the sequence to date, which the Kings lead 2-0.
Accounts of why E-40 was kicked out of the Golden 1 Heart range. In accordance with one eyewitness, it began when a white girl requested the “Inform Me When to Go” rapper to sit down down.
An unnamed fan advised The Mercury Information that the lady had requested E-40 to “repeatedly” sit down, and he finally snapped and started exchanging phrases along with her.
E-40 issued a press release concerning the incident the next day, during which he claimed that he had been heckled by a fan throughout the recreation, and when he responded to them in an “assertive however well mannered method,” he was unfairly accosted by the Kings’ safety.
The 55-year-old went on to explain the ordeal as “a reminder that racial bias stays prevalent.”
“On Saturday evening, I used to be subjected to disrespectful heckling over the course of the Warriors-Kings recreation in Sacramento,” he wrote. “Through the fourth quarter, I lastly rotated and addressed one heckler in an assertive, however well mannered method. But, shortly thereafter, Kings’ safety approached me, assumed that I instigated the encounter and proceeded to kick me out of the world.
“Sadly, it was one more reminder that — regardless of my success and accolades as a musician and entrepreneur — racial bias stays prevalent. Safety noticed a disagreement between a Black man and a white girl and instantly assumed that I used to be at fault.”
He continued: “I’ve attended numerous NBA video games all through my lifetime and have all the time prided myself in my professionalism, so this expertise has been jarring. I used to be completely humiliated by the Kings’ safety crew and I’m calling on the franchise to research the appalling conduct that transpired.
“I’m really grateful for my followers and supporters who’ve reached out to specific their concern and disappointment relating to these disheartening circumstances and I hope these concerned are held accountable for his or her habits.”