Police in Virginia beach are upset with a local radio station’s April Fool’s Day joke involving superstar rapper 50 Cent.
Radio station Z104 made an announcement claiming that 50 Cent was shooting a video at Mount Trashmore tonight.
“It was a joke and we appreciate that. But, as a police department we have to worry about crowd control and traffic, even if it is a hoax you might have thousands of people show up anyway,” Officer Adam Bernstein of the Virginia Beach Police told WAVY News Channel 10.
The announcement set off a frenzy of speculation on Twitter and Facebook, so much that the City of Virginia Beach posted a message on their Twitter page debunking the rumor.
“Hi folks! 50 Cent will NOT be @ Mt. Trashmore this evening,” the City of Virginia Beach Tweeted. “The supposed video shoot was an April Fool’s Day prank by a local radio station.”
50 Cent is actually in Russia, preparing for two high profile gigs at Moscow’s largest venue, the Olympiisky Arena.