The St. Petersburg, Florida venue where 50 Cent held a large and mostly maskless Super Bowl party last Friday (Feb. 5) has lost its lease.
According to Tampa Bay 10, Sky Addict Aviation has about six months to move out of the 3,000 square foot space in the Albert Whitted Airport. Images and videos of the massive party went viral on social media and 50 received a lot of backlash for hosting the gathering during a pandemic.
The day after the event, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kirseman took to Twitter to slam the Get Rich or Die Tryin emcee. “This isn’t how we should be celebrating the Super Bowl,” he tweeted. “It’s not safe or smart. It’s stupid. We’re going to take a very close look at this and it may end up costing someone a lot more than 50 cent.”
Those who attended the packed party paid $85 for general admission tickets and up to $7,000 for tables located by the main stage. At one point, 50 can be seen pouring drinks — without wearing a mask. He later took the mic and performed the new theme song for “Power III: Raising Kanan.”
The “For Life” creator isn’t the only rapper who received backlash for hosting an event during COVID-19. Last month, Bow Wow came under fire for performing in a packed Houston club. The city’s mayor criticized the event on social media, tweeting that “neither Houston nor any Texas city should be allowed to be a venue for concert promoters outside of this state because clubs/bars are allowed to reclassify as restaurants. Only legitimate restaurants should be open at this time.”
The “Let Me Hold You” emcee issued an apology for performing in the club. “I apologize if I did anything wrong,” Bow tweeted. “I love the city of Houston. I consider it like a 2nd home. A place I go to on my free time. Sorry to the mayor for any confusion. I understand the time we are living in, so I apologize.”