50 Cent Ticketed In New York

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson arrives to a screening of his movie, "Get Rich or Die Tryin,'" Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in New York. AP

50 Cent is going to have to dig in for a lot more change than that after being pulled over by police in midtown Manhattan on Friday while taking his silver Lamborghini for a spin.

Plainclothes officers in an unmarked car stopped the star rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, at about 2 p.m. after he allegedly made an unsafe lane change.

As a crowd gathered and snapped photos with cell phones, the officers ordered 50 Cent out of the flashy sports car and took him to a nearby station.

The rapper was cited for a lane-change violation, and for having an expired license and no registration, said Detective Christopher Filippazzo, a police spokesman.

He was let go after a friend showed up with proof that 50 Cent owned the vehicle. The friend, who had a valid license, drove him away, police said.

A call to 50 Cent's music label, Interscope Records, was not immediately returned.

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