50 Cent have been accused by a Los Angeles jeweler of stealing a Rolex watch and a $25,000 gold chain from him during the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight which was held in Las Vegas at the start of last month. The jeweler says he flew in to Vegas to sell the watch and chain to 50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson – and that while there he was set on by members of Jackson’s entourage after being invited to look around Floyd Mayweather’s gym before the fight.
The jeweler, Robert Marin of LAX Jewelry, specializes in selling diamond-studded bling to rappers such as 50 Cent, and says that when he arrived in Vegas, he was first invited to party with Jackson and his crew before being lured to Mayweather’s gym where he claims he was pistol-whipped by two of the star’s crew and robbed of the items.
Mr. Marin claims that he met the rapper at Drai’s nightclub in the Cromwell Hotel on the Friday before the fight following a performance there by Jackson. He alleges he partied long into Saturday morning and then was attacked violently in Mayweather’s gym. Marin claims he was smashed with a pistol on the back of the head and robbed of the jewelry (pictured above).
50 Cent’s lawyer strenuously denies the incident took place, telling reporters:
“On behalf of 50, I can adamantly deny that he or his security had anything to do with these baseless and false allegations.”
This is not the first time Jackson and his crew have found themselves linked to a robbery. Last year, Slow, the co-owner of the hip-hop channel Slowbucks, claims he was robbed at a 50 Cent concert. This sparked a row between the rapper and Slow.