Rapper 50 CENT has pulled out of an album signing at a New York city record store - due to fears he will be shot.

The hip-hop star failed to sign copies of his latest music release THE MASSACRE at Virgin Megastore - following a shooting incident at radio station HOT 97 (WQHT-FM) this week (28FEB05) when one of this entourage, KEVIN REID, was shot in the leg and hospitalised.

Hours after the shoot-out, the offices of 50 Cent's management VIOLATOR also came under fire - although no one was injured in this incident.

A Virgin Megastore spokesperson comments, "This just got too nasty."

04/03/2005 14:13