The riot outside hip-hop star 50 CENT's aftershow party on Saturday (28AUG04) is costing the rapper $18,000 (GBP10,000).

Following his sell-out performance at London's Wembley Arena, the IN DA CLUB hitmaker drove to new nightspot CIRQUE @ HIPPODROME and was horrified to see 40 people brawling outside the venue on Charing Cross Road.

50 Cent pulled the plug on the bash and returned to his hotel, leaving copious amounts of food and drink inside the club going to waste.

A source says, "50 was angry enough about not being able to get into the party because of an ignorant few outside.

"But when he was landed with the bill for food and drink that neither he or his G-Unit mates had even touched, he hit the roof.

"As far as he was concerned, his concert went down a storm so he was upset that he didn't relax and hang out in the club afterwards."

02/09/2004 13:20