Rapper 50 CENT was so well paid at last year's (04) Reading Festival in Britain, he didn't care when drunken audience members hurled bottles of urine at him.

His massive $542,000 (GBP285,000) pay cheque helped dampen the trauma of the insulting incident, because he received the mega-sum for just 15 minutes of work.

50 was forced to leave the stage early when disgruntled fans began firing verbal abuse and makeshift missiles at him.

The hip-hop star says, "It was one of the best gigs I ever did."

21/03/2005 14:11