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Female Fan Files Lawsuit After Microphone Thrown Offstage By 50 Cent Hit Her In The Head

BY Dora Dzaka January 28, 2024 7:39 PM EDT

A woman has filed a lawsuit against 50 Cent, claiming he injured her by throwing a microphone off stage. This incident happened in August at the Crypto.com Arena.

The lawsuit was filed against the rapper in Los Angeles on Thursday based on court documents that are going viral online.

Bryhana Monegain, presenter of POWER 106 radio, filed the lawsuit against the 48-year-old rapper claiming he caused her “serious and permanent injury” as well as “emotional distress.”

According to the plaintiff’s lawsuit, the In da Club rapper threw his microphone because it wasn’t working – but it did not land in a free zone – hitting her left wrist and face. 

The incident happened on August 30, during 50 Cent’s The Final Lap tour, at the Crypto.com Arena. Fans recorded the performance and showed the artiste tossing two malfunctioning mics off the stage to the crew, who were standing close to the audience.

The location of the microphones was not visible in the video, but pictures of Monegain, the purported victim, and her wounds appeared.

The complaint states that Monegain was taken via ambulance to the emergency department of the Los Angeles General Medical Center following the incident and was treated for her injuries, including “concussion, laceration over her forehead and pain in her left wrist.” 

After the incident, Monegain claimed she had migraines, became sensitive to light and sound, was nauseous, and had dizziness. She also claims she still has “severe injuries and emotional distress.”

In addition, the radio host is suing for lost pay while recovering from the incident and any medical costs incurred.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, is named in the lawsuit along with the music entertainment companies AEG and G-Unit Touring.

After the August event, Monegain reported the crime to the police, and the L.A. County District Attorney was notified of the felony nature of the case.

However, according to TMZ, the D.A.’s office subsequently forwarded the matter to the L.A. City Attorney’s office. The publication stated in November that the rapper was not the subject of any criminal accusations.

The case will be open for a year from the date of the August 30 incident, notwithstanding its current status. In the unlikely event that 50 Cent and Monegain have any more encounters, he may still be charged with a crime.

50 Cent’s lawyer Scott Leemon refuted the incident’s intentionality at the time.