50 CENT is going it alone on America's successful rap tour ROC THE MIC after co-headliner Jay-Z pulled out of playing extra dates.

Thirteen new dates have been added to the tour, during which Jay-Z will step down and let Eminem's protege 50 take over at the top.

The tour will now end in Eminem's native Detroit, Michigan, on 21 August, with Snoop Dogg, Fabolous and Busta Rhymes among those who have agreed to interchange as opening acts.

14/07/2003 21:06