50 CENT PULLS OUT OF LIVE 8

So what's his excuse then?...

50 Cent has pulled out of LIVE 8 due to scheduling conflicts.

The rapper was due to appear at the Philadelphia leg of the event, which takes place in other major cities including London, Paris, Berlin and Rome.

However, due to a scheduling conflict with his first movie, he will be unable to perform.

Other stars scheduled to appear in Philadelphia include Kaiser Chiefs, Maroon 5 and P. Diddy.