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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson III (right) has been accused of thumbing his nose at the coronavirus outbreak. Florida officials slammed the semi-retired rapper as "stupid" for hosting a maskless pre-Super Bowl party over the weekend.

The "In Da Club" rapper performed in front of a large crowd of maskless attendees inside a hangar at Albert Whitted Airport on Friday night, just two days before the sporting extravaganza was held in nearby Tampa.

St. Petersburg, Florida Mayor Rick Kriseman expressed his disbelief at the news via Twitter.

"This isn't how we should be celebrating the Super Bowl. It's not safe or smart. It's stupid," he wrote, before vowing to launch an investigation into the party.

"We're going to take a very close look at this, and it may end up costing someone a lot more than 50 cents."

Ironically, 50 was among the stars who urged fans to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing and face coverings at the start of the pandemic last March.

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Other celebrities holding maskless parties in the Tampa area ahead of Super Bowl Sunday include superstar DJs Diplo and Steve Aoki, who made sure to keep their masks on, while rappers Migos were bare faced as they attended a Bounce pop-up party.

Rick Ross and French Montana co-hosted a bash at The Ritz Ybor attended by Flavor Flav and hip-hop stars Tory Lanez who joined hundreds of maskless guests.

According to the CDC, Black and brown people are among the groups disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. They are also the groups least likely to roll up their sleeves for the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.
 

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Rapper Offset was caught on video throwing punches after his wife Cardi B was accidentally sprayed with champagne during a night out at a strip club in Miami.

The incident happened on Thursday night at the Booby Trap strip club to kick off the big Super Bowl weekend.

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According to TMZ, the Migos rapper, 28, and Cardi, 27, were standing on stage around 3 a.m. when someone in the crowd started spraying champagne in the air.

When some of the champagne splashed on Cardi, Offset jumped off stage and into the crowd where he started throwing punches.

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Witnesses say he didn't care who he hit - men, women, transsexuals - it didn't matter to him. Meanwhile, Cardi, who recently had some work done on her face, was unbothered by the melee. She stood onstage and watched as club security broke up the fight.

In an unrelated incident, Offset was detained by police at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles when someone reported a man with a gun in the parking deck.

Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was one of two men detained by police because they fit the general description of a Black man with a gun. TMZ reports the rapper was not a arrested.

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Stripper Bowl

It was a night that 25 Atlanta strippers will never forget! The 1st annual Stripper Bowl took place Monday night at the Gold Room in Atlanta. Pierre "Pee" Thomas, CEO of Quality Control Records, and other ballers blessed a room full of strippers with $3 million in cash - which they split 25 ways. Each dancer left the club weighted down with $125,000 in ones!

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Rapper Jeezy, left, and rap chieftain Sean Combs co-hosted the Official Big Game Takeover Pre-Super Bowl Party at Compound nightclub in Atlanta on Friday. The event was one of dozens of star-studded parties taking place all over Atlanta on Friday and Saturday.

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