There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can't even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in a sometimes minor, sometimes major way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.
March 24, 2000
On March 24, 2000, 50 Cent was stabbed in the back outside the Hit Factory studio in New York. The assault was believed to be the result of a beef between 50 Cent and then-Murder Inc. artist Ja Rule. The feud between the two began when Ja was filming a video in Queens and an associate of 50 stole Ja Rule's chain. Murder Inc. CEOs Irv Gotti and Chris Gotti were charged for assaulting 50 but the charges were later dismissed. 50 Cent was treated to three stitches after the stabbing. Black Child later confessed that he stabbed 50 Cent as self-defense because he thought someone had a gun. The incident became another chapter in the long fued between Ja Rule and 50 Cent and one of G-Unit's many (alleged) altercations.
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