Charly Boy collected N70m to blackmail me – Eedris Abdulkareem

Eedris Abdulkareem

Controversial rapper Eedris Abdulkareem has accused veteran musician Charly Boy of collecting N70 million from the Nigerian Breweries to blackmail him.

The 48-year old made the allegation in an Instagram post on Friday following a 2004 incident involving American rapper 50 Cent. He also claimed that the 71-year-old collected evidence of the attack by 50 Cent and his crew.

“Shut up! you collected 70 million from Nigerian Breweries to blackmail me. You also collected the evidence of the attack by 50 Cent and G-Unit from DJ Tee, who recorded everything that happened in the plane on that faithful day.

“DJ Tee was arrested by the Nigeria police to shut him up and then he relocated to the US. Nigerian artists; the likes of PSquare, KC Presh, Emoney were chased out of backstage with koboko by the same organizers that you conspired with So, shut the fvck up! you are a betrayal and a fake activist,” he wrote.

This comes after Charly Boy called out Eedris for not appreciating the role he played during his fight with the American rapper.

Narrating part of the event, the Area Fada wrote: “The people wey know dis story go tell you say after I show 50 cents and him people craze, I made dem leave Nigeria dat day, back to the states, forgetting the rest of their Nigeria tour.

“For beating my ungrateful son, Eedris, I drove dem back to America. Nigerian Breweries head scatter, dem come arrange me package give the IG of police. I was locked up in a police cell for almost 1 month. Sometimes in life, the people dat you fight for, fight you back our of their ignorance.”

In an Instagram post in March 2019, Eedris accused Charly Boy of exploiting others for his personal benefit following an allegation that the latter collected money from President Muhammadu Buhari’s election campaign spokesman, Festus Keyamo.

“Charly Boy is a typical full time Naija hustler. He knows how to strategically create and maintain a very high nuisance value and then exploits the same for optimum profit. For him and his ilk, there are no principles or morals in the business,” Eedris began.

His words: “He (Charly Boy) specialises in taking advantage of peculiar circumstances to manufacture positive or negative hype and benefit for regular stomach infrastructure, which he usually uses his created weird persona to execute just like he did with me during 50cent and Nigeria Breweries.”

Eedris wrote his name into infamy on December 4, 2004, when he fought with 50 Cent’s crew on the plane and the tarmac of the Lagos airport.

After complaining that organisers of the now rested annual Star Mega Jam treated foreign artistes better than their Nigerian counterparts, Eedris sat in the business class section reserved for 50 and his crew on a flight to Port Harcourt.

A fight ensued when he refused to leave the business class with members of his own crew brandishing bottles on the plane.

50 Cent, who refused to board the plane because of the ugly scene created by the lesser-known Nigerian rapper, left for his country on that day, forcing the abrupt cancellation of the remaining legs of Star Mega Jam that year.

Charly Boy, the president of PMAN that year, came to the airport shortly after the fight started and attempted to broker a deal between 50 Cent and Nigerian Breweries who were sponsors of the concert.

Officials of the company later accused Charly Boy of masterminding the fracas because they had turned down his request for payment to be part of the show like he was when Guinness brought Wyclef Jean to Nigeria.