No Cent for Canada
13:30 30 November 2005
50 Cent is set to be banned from Canada - because the country's Junior Foreign Minister is worried his music promotes gun violence.
The 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' rapper has been shot nine times and now Dan McTeague is trying to stop the star entering the country to perform seven concerts next month.
The politician told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: "There are indeed limits and restrictions on freedom of expression.
"Particularly if they incite hate or if they are the kind of activity that is killing our youths right now across Toronto."
50 Cent was left badly injured after three gunmen pumped nine bullets into him in an attack in 2000.
New details of the infamous shooting - which features in the rapper's new movie - have emerged during the trial of Murder Inc record label moguls Irving and Christopher Lorenzo.
The pair are facing a heavy jail sentence over charges of money laundering for New York drug baron Kenneth McGriff.
A witness in the case claims McGriff was behind the shooting. He said: "McGriff said, 'I got him'. He thought he was dead because he got shot so many times at close range."
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