Fetty Wap stole the first half of 50 Cent’s sold-out concert (and took full advantage of the situation)

Rapper 50 Cent performed at Irving Plaza last night, but attendees were only seeing the back half of his show. The entire first half was saved for clubgoers with serious bills to pay, because…

Fetty Wap stole the first half of 50 Cent’s sold-out concert (and took full advantage of the situation)

Rapper 50 Cent performed at Irving Plaza last night, but attendees were only seeing the back half of his show. The entire first half was saved for clubgoers with serious bills to pay, because the top half of the performance was a sold-out raunchfest thanks to rapper Fetty Wap.

The 40-year-old New York rhymer was also robbed of the first half of his show, as he couldn’t start his set until the first-show half of 50 Cent, Fetty Wap and Buckwild got into it, with 50 Cent doing his typical takes on “I Got Money” and “In Da Club.”

There is no place to even begin to talk about how the entire venue was out of commission and had no electricity, Wi-Fi or the ability to play music for approximately 75 percent of the crowd, who rushed to their tables to order food from nearby restaurants or drink from local bars and liquor stores. Perhaps the food and liquor were purchased for free by 50 Cent fans hoping to get rid of the paparazzi and sell their photos for more money.

Fans were in utter chaos, as most bartenders at the venue were also stuck at their tables. It was about 40 minutes later before half of the floor became inoperable.

Finally, “the show must go on” (as Delilah would say), as Fetty Wap delivered an energetic set. The rapper bared his love for bras and fake piercings during a set at the Made in America Festival in September 2014, earning him the ire of celebrities like Jaden Smith and Khloe Kardashian. And last night, he proved he definitely didn’t take a vulgar or suggestive approach to his music.

By this time, many of those whose bills weren’t paid had started calling out Fetty Wap and 50 Cent with inappropriate remarks. The evening was turning into a continuous battle of words and insults. For instance, a man tried to start a fight with Fetty Wap when he saw him walk by during the stampede. After the show, someone yelled to 50 Cent that he was “disrespecting” the club and told him to “get it together.” Then there were multiple instances of Fetty Wap looking up and laughing at someone whose Instagram posts were sparking large fights. It was all getting really weird.

And even though Fetty Wap was stuck with the bill for the cancelled first half of his show, he was able to get on stage as fast as possible, which was apparently a dream of his. After literally 20 minutes, Fetty Wap appeared on stage, a night later than planned, to remind people that he was the rightful headliner and he felt bad for the club owners. And somehow, a voicemail with Fetty Wap on the phone had managed to materialize. At one point, he even tore into the crowd and asked them to calm down and stop being “some party animal shit.”

As Fetty Wap finished his last song, “Trap Queen,” he gave the crowd his best “All Gold Everything” performance with a list of cash for fans that had gotten into fistfights and gotten arrested. It was surreal to see a native New Yorker perform at one of Washington’s legendary nightclubs like the ones that went out of business in the ’80s and ’90s — without much of a top. Not to mention that the “All Gold Everything” music video left many clubgoers disheartened for the night. They would have stood in line and spent a relatively small amount of money to see Fetty Wap. But that money was going to a reason to stand in line, the club’s employees, vendors and employees in the aftermath of the supposed huge event, as well as thousands of dollars in tax-funded New York City police and fire department overtime.

What 50 Cent failed to acknowledge in the opening half of his show, at the very least Fetty Wap took full advantage of the show’s situation. He performed much of his current hit “679,” during which he teamed up with a “Backstreet” singer who happened to be his own backing vocalist, creating a chorus of almost 5,000 enthusiastic voices, as we went to press.

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